Volunteer Opportunities At JCCH

Many interesting and rewarding volunteer opportunities are available at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i. The following are brief descriptions of each volunteer area.

Gallery Greeter

Gallery Greeters provide basic information to visitors to Okage Sama De. It's a great first step toward becoming a Gallery Docent!

Gallery Docent

Gallery Docents provides guided tours to Okage Sama De visitors. We need both English and Japanese-speaking docents! 

Classroom Outreach

As we produce more classroom curricula, teachers are often looking for volunteer speakers or activity-facilitators to supplement the lesson. 

Japanese Translation

Volunteers assist with Japanese translation work through the Resource Center. These volunteers possess translation skills, basic computer skills and social skills.

Office Assistant

Volunteers provide general and clerical support to the Cultural Center staff. Duties include data entry, filing, typing, mailing and other general clerical work.

Oral History Transcriber

Oral history volunteers are responsible for interviewing, taping and transcribing oral histories. Volunteers should possess the skills of using recording equipment, Microsoft Word, good social skills and have the ability to carry out an interview.


Our PR/Marketing volunteers are outgoing and social individuals. These volunteers help distribute flyers to neighboring business and to the general community about Cultural Center’s events and programs. They also are called upon to assist with events and programs as outreach and special events volunteers.

Retail Sales/Cashier

Volunteers assist the Cultural Center Gift Shop in sales, pricing, and cashiering. Other duties may include light dusting and inventory tracking. Great customer service is a must!

Special Projects/Events

Special Projects/Events volunteers are on an on-call basis to assist with our special events, cultural projects and programs. Duties may include light research, graphic design, writing, and in-person/virtual event support. Access to computer and internet may be required.

Digital Media

Digital Media volunteers assist the JCCH Program Manager in producing content for YouTube and social media. Duties may include filming, editing, and drafting scripts. Prior film or media experience preferred. Access to computer and internet required.

Ikebana Arranger

Trained and skilled arrangers display beautiful works of art in the Cultural Center lobby area on a rotating schedule. Arrangers are also asked to assist with various events when flower arrangements or demonstrations are needed. *Interested individuals must contact the ikebana school to volunteer.

Become a Volunteer

You can join our team by either filling out our online volunteer form below.

If you have questions about volunteering at the JCCH, please email info@jcchawaii.org or call (808) 945-7633.