Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Lyon Arboretum volunteer with the Grounds Crew and can provide service on a regular basis. This position is for general placement on the grounds. You may be assigned to a variety of sites at the Arboretum.

Submission of this form does not guarantee a position or time preference.

A representative from Lyon Arboretum will be in contact with you upon receipt of this application.

Thank you for your interest in helping out Lyon Arboretum!

* All fields marked with an asterisk are required.


Current shifts are as follows:

Monday-Friday between 8am-12pm or 1pm-4pm, or Saturdays between 9am-3pm.

Contact information

About You

Please briefly provide the following information so we can get to know you better.

COVID-19 Information

As part of the University of Hawaii, we are required to follow the guidelines set by UH. To be allowed to volunteer at Lyon, we require that you either have been fully vaccinated for COVID, or will be willing to take a weekly COVID test. If accepted to volunteer, information will be forthcoming regarding the use of the LumiSight UH app to upload your vaccination card, record weekly COVID test results, and to do a health check each time you plan on visiting the Arboretum.

Skills and Certification


Please indicate when you are available.

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?

Additional Information

In this section please provide us with any additional information about yourself you would like to share.

How did you find out about our volunteer program?

Please briefly explain in the space provide.

Assumption of Risk and Release

I certify that the information provided on this Volunteer Application Form is true and accurate and any misrepresentation provided on this form may result in my immediate termination as a volunteer. I have read the Volunteer Position Description and understand the duties, qualifications and time commitment involved in volunteering at Lyon Arboretum.

I agree to participate in a brief interview in consideration for a volunteer position.
I understand that I may be photographed for educational, archival, and public relations purposes for the Arboretum.
If selected, I will comply with all requirements specified by my supervisor and acknowledge that the university may at its discretion terminate my participation in providing volunteer services at any time.

I also understand that there are inherent dangers and risks that may be involved in volunteering at Lyon Arboretum. These include, but are not limited to: possible exposure to heat and strong sunlight, possible exposure to cool, windy or rainy weather, walking across slippery surfaces or rough ground, possible danger of falling on trails, possible injury from falling branches, possible encounters with spiders, centipedes or insects such as mosquitoes, bees, or wasps, and possible exposure to pathogens (such as leptospirosis) that are found in Hawaii's streams and soils.

I acknowledge that I have read the Lyon Arboretum Safety Guidelines and understand the dangers and hazards to which I may be exposed, in or during my time spent volunteering, located at or under the sponsorship of Lyon Arboretum.

I hereby assume all the risks and responsibilities surrounding my participation as a Lyon Arboretum volunteer.