Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Olelo Community Media volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.

Contact Information

First Name, Last Name, Address, Phone Number


We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?


Please list your current or most recent employer, if applicable.

School, Group or Organization

Please list the name if you are volunteering with or affiliated to a school, group or organization.


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Skills & Experience

In which of these areas do you feel you have moderate to excellent skill? Check all that apply.


You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

Volunteer Information Center

We provide an online "Volunteer Information Center" where volunteers may check their schedules, update their information, and receive messages. Please select the password you would like to use to access the online Volunteer Information Center.

Olelo Community Locations

Please indicate if you are familiar, visit, work out of or are associated with one of our locations.


1.Volunteer Services: Volunteer desires to provide volunteer services for Olelo and to engage in activities related to serving as a volunteer or an intern.
a. Volunteer understands that (i) Volunteer is not an employee of Olelo, (ii) the scope of Volunteer’s relationship with Olelo is limited to a volunteer position, (iii) Volunteer will not be paid for Volunteer's participation, and (iv) Volunteer is not covered by, or eligible for, any life, disability, medical, dental, vision or other health, worker’s compensation, unemployment or other insurance or benefits traditionally associated with employment or termination of employment, as a result of Volunteer's volunteer services. Volunteer expressly waives any such claim for compensation, insurance and benefits from Olelo.
b. As a volunteer, Volunteer understands that Volunteer controls, and will advise Olelo of, the dates and times when Volunteer is available to participate an ?Olelo program or activity(each, a "Program" and two or more, collectively, "Programs") selected by Olelo. Volunteer may choose at any time not to participate in Program, or to stop Volunteer's participation entirely, with Olelo.
c. Volunteer understands that the equipment, materials, information, data and tools provided by Olelo are and remain the property of Olelo, and Volunteer agrees to return all equipment, tools, information, data and any remaining materials to Olelo at the end of Volunteer's service.
d. Volunteer also acknowledges that Olelo has not arranged for, and does not carry, any insurance of any kind for the benefit of Volunteer or its guardians, trustees, heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, and that Volunteer is responsible for his/her own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury or illness as a result of Volunteer’s services to Olelo or occurring while at an Olelo program or activity site, location or premises (each, a "Site" and two or more, collectively, "Sites") or during an Olelo Program. Volunteer represents that, to his or her knowledge, Volunteer is in good health and suffers no physical impairment that would or should prevent Volunteer's participation in any volunteer activities.
2.Awareness and Assumption of Risk: Volunteer understands that Olelo Programs have inherent risks that may arise from the Programs themselves (such as video production),Volunteer's own actions or inactions, or the actions or inactions of Olelo, its directors, officers,
employees and agents, other volunteers, and others present at a Site or participating in the Program. Volunteer assumes full responsibility for any and all risks of bodily injury, death, illness, infection, disease or property damage caused by or arising directly or indirectly from Volunteer's presence at a Site or participation in a Program, regardless of the cause.
Volunteer is aware that participation as a volunteer may require periods standing, sitting, use of and proximity to equipment, tools and materials, and lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds and will require the exercise of reasonable care to avoid injury. Volunteer is voluntarily participating in a Program with knowledge of the hazards and potential dangers involved, and agrees to accept any and all risks of personal injury and property damage.
3.Waiver and Release: In consideration for Volunteer's participation in a Program, Volunteer, on behalf of himself/herself and his/her assignees, heirs, guardians, and legal representatives and along with anyone claiming through them (collectively, the "Releasing Parties"), hereby waives, releases and forever discharges any and all claims, causes of actions, disputes, demands of whatever kind of nature, either in law or in equity, against: Olelo; the owners(including Olelo) of each Site on which Programs take place (collectively, the “Landowners”);and ?Olelo’s and Landowners’ assigns, successors, directors, officers, agents, employees, volunteers, administrators, other legal representatives and affiliates (collectively, the "Released Parties”), in their individual capacity or in their business capacities, for and from any and all liabilities, losses, damages, agreements, contracts, obligations, promises, debts and/or accounts of any kind or any nature, whether currently known or unknown, and expenses and attorneys’ fees, resulting from death, injury, illness, infection, disease or damage to Volunteer's person or property, caused by, or arising directly or indirectly from, Volunteer's presence at a Site, or participation in a Program, regardless of the cause and even if caused by negligence, whether passive or active, which Volunteer and/or the other Releasing Parties have or ever had or may have in the future against Olelo or any of the Released Parties. Volunteer, on behalf of himself/herself and the Releasing Parties, agrees not to sue any of the Released Parties on the basis of these waived, released and discharged claims. Volunteer, on behalf of himself/herself and the Releasing Parties, waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the protections of any applicable law, which provides that a general release does not extend to certain claims not known to a Releasing Party at the time Volunteer signs this waiver and release.
4.Indemnification: Volunteer will defend, indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from and against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims and attorney’s fees and costs that may be suffered by any Released Party resulting directly or indirectly from Volunteer's activities, acts and omissions, and/or Volunteer's presence at a Site, except and only to the extent the liability is caused solely by the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the relevant Released Party.
5.Medical Treatment and Care; Consent and Waiver: VOLUNTEER UNDERSTANDS THAT IFVOLUNTEER IS INJURED, EXPOSED OR INFECTED IN THE COURSE OF ANYPROGRAM OR ON ANY SITE, VOLUNTEER IS NOT COVERED BY OLELO'S WORKERS’COMPENSATION OR HEALTH INSURANCE. Volunteer authorizes ?Olelo to provide to Volunteer first aid and, through medical personnel of its choice, medical assistance, transportation and emergency medical services. Volunteer understands that Volunteer will be responsible for all medical, health and other costs incurred in connection therewith. This consent does not impose a duty upon ?Olelo to provide such assistance, transportation or services. In addition, Volunteer, on behalf of himself/herself and each Releasing Party, waives and releases any and all claims against the Released Parties arising out of any such first aid, treatment or medical service, including the lack or timing of such.
6. Policies and Safety Rules: For Volunteer's safety and that of others, Volunteer will comply with all of Olelo’s volunteer policies, safety rules and other directions for all Programs and volunteer activities. Volunteer will supervise all children, minors and other persons for whom Volunteer is responsible. If Volunteer becomes aware of any hazardous condition or danger at a Site, Volunteer will immediately alert Olelo.
7. Publicity; Photographic Release; Assignment of Work Product: Volunteer consents to the use by ?Olelo of Volunteer's image, voice, name and/or story in any format, including video, audio, print or electronic (collectively, the “Materials”), as ?Olelo may deem appropriate to promote its Programs. Olelo may make the Materials available at its discretion to third parties, on ?Olelo’s website, in Olelo’s programming and publications, or through any other media, including videos , social networking websites. Volunteer waives any right to inspect or approve the finished product or to receive any payment. Volunteer grants and assigns to ?Olelo all copyrights in the Materials and waives all legal claims, including those relating to copyright, or rights of publicity or privacy. Volunteer grants and conveys to ?Olelo all right, title, and interests in any and all photographs, images, video, or audio recordings of Volunteer or Volunteer's likeness or voice made by ?Olelo in connection with Volunteer providing volunteer services to Olelo. If Volunteer prepares any work product for Olelo, Volunteer intends for Olelo to have full and exclusive rights to such work product, including audio/video recordings and materials, brochures, reports, websites, software, presentations, or other materials Volunteer creates or helps to create in the course of Volunteer's activities, and any intellectual property rights in or derivatives of such work product. Accordingly, Volunteer: (a) assigns to Olelo all rights, title, and interest worldwide in the work product; (b) grants to Olelo an irrevocable, exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to any rights in the work product that cannot be assigned to ?Olelo; and (c) waives enforcement against Olelo of any rights in the work product that cannot be assigned or licensed to Olelo.
8. Confidentiality: As a volunteer, Volunteer may have access to confidential information. At all times during and after his or her participation, Volunteer agrees to hold all such confidential information in confidence and not disclose or use it, except as required in Volunteer's Olelo volunteer activities or as ?Olelo’s executive director expressly authorizes in writing. Volunteer will not copy, transcribe, record, or memorize confidential information in any manner, nor disclose or use such information for any purpose other than for the limited purpose of providing the authorized services to Olelo.
9. Background Check: Volunteers are required to undergo a criminal background check prior to any Volunteer activity per Chapter 7 of Title 8, Hawaii Administrative Rules. Volunteer consents to the background check and agrees to provide needed information.
10.General Provisions:
a. Volunteer's participation in any Program may be terminated by either party at any time; provided, however, that all covenants, agreements, understandings and obligations of Volunteer herein shall survive such termination.
b. This is the final, complete, and exclusive agreement between Olelo and Volunteer, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications or understandings, either oral or written. This Release will be binding to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any provision of this Release is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Release shall not be affected and shall remain effective.
c. Volunteer expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Hawaii and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Hawaii. Both parties consent to jurisdiction under the state and federal courts within the State of Hawaii. The Parties agree that this choice of law, venue, and jurisdiction provision is not permissive, but rather mandatory in nature.
d. Headings to this Release are for convenience only and shall not be construed to limit or otherwise affect the terms of this Release.
Volunteer has read this Release, and by signing below, fully understands its terms and is aware that is a release and waiver of liability and that Volunteer is giving up certain legal rights by signing it. Volunteer signs it voluntarily and of Volunteer's own free will.

COVID Statement

In response to COVID-19 we are taking our lead from the State Department of Health and CDC to protect the health of our volunteers, staff, and community. We are strictly enforcing the following: any volunteer who is exhibiting symptoms of illness or possible illness must remain home. Should any volunteer arrive at Olelo showing symptoms of illness, they will be asked to go home.

I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Olelo Community Media volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.
By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate as well as agreement to the waiver portion of application.