Register to volunteer at KS Hawaiʻi

Jul. 24, 2023

Mahalo for your interest in volunteering with Kamehameha Schools. Here at Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi, we value the contributions of volunteers and encourage our KS ʻohana to serve as a volunteer to enrich the overall educational experience for our haumāna.

To maintain a safe learning environment for students, staff, and volunteers, Kamehameha Schools requires that individuals submit the following applicable requirements:

  • Application to Volunteer (submitted annually)
  • Criminal History Background Check through HireRight
  • Online Volunteer Training entitled “Ensuring A Safe Learning Environment”
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance (required ONLY IF you anticipate volunteering for more than 30 days within the school year)


In order to be approved to be a volunteer, you must first complete the KS Application to Volunteer. The application form for the current school year can be completed here.


You will be required to consent to a criminal history background check. The following provides you with information on KS’ volunteer background check process:

  • KS partners with HireRight, a leading provider of background check services. KS uses HireRight to conduct new hire, employee and volunteer background checks.

  • You will receive an email from HireRight. For your reference, please follow the Background Check Process guide for step-by-step instructions on how to complete this online process.

  • The background check process includes a 10-year nationwide criminal conviction search, a Social Security Number trace, and a National Sex Offender Registry search.

  • Results typically take up to 2 weeks to be returned but may take up to 3 weeks if you have previously lived in certain counties in California. We will notify you if any result of your background checks excludes you from participating as a volunteer with KS.

  • Note: Any Volunteer that has successfully completed a criminal background check through KS within the past three years may be allowed to submit a criminal history self-declaration form in lieu of a repeat criminal background check.

    • If the self-declaration form is used for previously cleared volunteers, a name search through the Hawaiʻi Sex Offender Registry public website will be conducted.


Volunteer training for the current School Year is now available. This is an annual requirement and completion of this course will be valid through July 31, 2024.

The following provides you with information on the Volunteer training:

  • Register for the online training course at
  • Use code: kshvolunteers2324
  • You will receive an email From: Kamehameha Schools with the Subject: “Kamehameha Schools Team Update”
  • NEW USERS: Click on link found in the email and follow directions to set up your Kaʻi Hana account by confirming your name and creating a password. (Only fill out sections 1 and 2, skip the rest)
  • REGISTERED USERS: Login with your username and password that you previously created. Note: your username is your email address. If you don't remember your password, you may send an email request to the Volunteer Program Coordinator to reset your password.


For Volunteers anticipated to have contact with K-12 students for more than thirty days cumulatively within a twelve-month period, TB clearance is required. TB clearance issued after age 16 years OR within twelve months prior to starting is acceptable. Please submit documentation of your TB clearance to the Volunteer Program Coordinator.



If you have any questions regarding volunteering with Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi, please feel free to contact the KS Hawaiʻi Volunteer Program Coordinator:

Kapaelani Comstock
Volunteer Program Coordinator


Enrich your keiki's experience by volunteering during the school year, including helping on one-day huakaʻi to volunteering for special campus events throughout the year. Mahalo for your interest and support!

See an overview of the five simple steps to volunteer at KS Hawaiʻi.

A huge mahalo to all of our makua who have been serving as volunteers and helping our events run smooth! Mahalo piha!