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Kalani - Hawaiian Culture, Yoga and Wellness Retreat Center


Hawaii (USA): Pahoa
United States: Hawaii

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks


All year round


We seek applicants who are willing to volunteer in the spirit of selfless service.

If you are ready to be part of a thriving community based on serving with aloha, mutual respect and open communication, we'd love to hear from you!


  • English

Cost in US$:

CAMPING: 1 month = 1000 USD, 2 months = 1200 USD, 3 months = 1500 USD; LODGING: 2 months = 1600 USD, 3 months = 1800 USD

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Excursions

Program Fees Include:

Chef-created Meals
Volunteers enjoy a varied diet featuring international cuisines, decadent desserts, fresh fruit and seafood, and full breakfasts. Meals are freshly prepared under the guidance of qualified chefs, and feature locally grown produce. Delicious and varied vegetarian options are offered at every meal, and specific diet requirements are catered for.

Daily Classes and Activities
Kalani offers approximately 50+ scheduled classes and activities each week, including a variety of different yoga practices, dance and Hawaiian cultural classes (e.g. Hula, weaving). Guest workshops often offer free or reduced rates for Kalani volunteers. Volunteers additionally enjoy significantly reduced rates on the many types of massage and bodywork offered.

Volunteers enjoy full use of the clothing optional swimming pool, two hot tubs, sauna, sweat lodge and gym. A lounge room, field for parties and bonfires and shared computers with internet access are also available for use

Volunteers have the option of staying in a tent, a shared room or a single occupant A-frame. Upon arrival, volunteers are usually placed in a shared room and then go on a waiting list for an A-frame (if desired). Camping volunteers are required to bring their own tent, and are supplied with a platform and a tarp.



Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Cooking
  • Nutrition
  • Trail Building
  • Tree Planting

Typical Volunteer

Volunteers come to Kalani for many reasons, such as: - Enjoying a retreat from work/study/city life/stress - Learning or deepening a yoga practice - Experiencing nature - Working on self, mind and body - Becoming part of a community - Healing We welcome all in the spirit of aloha and are guided by the Hawaiian tradition of Ohana (extended family), respecting our diversity and sharing in unity.

Age Range

At least 18 years old

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Independent living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 5-10

Scholarships are Available

Partial tuition reductions are considered for qualified applicants with experience in construction, plumbing, woodworking, electrical, food prep, chef, or information technology.

Application Process Involves

  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1-2 weeks