Volunteer

‘Ōlelo Community Media welcomes skilled and committed volunteers and interested interns to support our mission: To strengthen our island voices and advance community engagement through innovative media, and realize our vision whereby: ‘Ōlelo is a catalyst for positive change in the community, where every voice matters.

Volunteers who embrace and exhibit our core values—Teamwork, Integrity, and Aloha—are central to our operations and essential to empowering the voices of our diverse communities.

Volunteers benefit from their service to ‘Ōlelo Community Media.  Here is a list of several benefits:

  • Receive FREE on-the-job and, as deemed necessary, progressive Video Production training.
  • Acquire new skills and tools.
  • Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for Community (PEG) Access resources, services, and programs.
  • Exposure to diverse clients, non-profit organizations, community based organizations, government agencies, educators, youth, and industry partners and experts.

Be part of our ohana, as a volunteer
Volunteers may assist with back office support, Media Center operations, studio and field productions, and special events. Certain opportunities require skilled individuals. However, most are made available to individuals who are at least 15 years of age, with parent consent and supervision, and enjoy learning and growing. Please see the steps below if you are interested in becoming part of our ‘Ōlelo Community Media ohana!

Step 1: View our volunteer opportunities below.
Step 2: Follow the links for full opportunity description.
Step 3: Apply via the link if you are interested in the opportunity.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Admin. /Clerical Tasks
Age: Must be 15 years of age or older.
Location:  Multiple locations
Purpose: This volunteer position will assist with office duties including, but not limited to filing, assisting with mailing projects, data entry, project assistance and more.
Prerequisites: Proficient in Microsoft Office

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Digital Archivist Volunteer
Age: Must be 16 years of age or older.
Location:  Multiple locations
Purpose: Digital Archivist works cross-departmentally to manage efforts to preserve, describe and make accessible digitized and born-digital archival materials.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with cataloging, various computer applications

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Inventory Volunteer
Age: Must be 16 years of age or older.
Location:  Multiple locations
Purpose: The primary responsibilities of this role will be to help manage inventory, rectify miscalculations, report findings.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with cataloging, various computer applications and scan gun

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Community Relations Volunteer
Age: 14 years of age or older.
Location:  Māpunapuna
Purpose: Provide volunteer support in key Community Relations areas: outreach for special events and/or company productions, data collection and input, special attention focused on Vote! Candidates In Focus Outreach effort starting June 6 through July 13.
Prerequisites: Customer service skills (can train), people person, basic computer skills, organizational skills (keep track of information on spreadsheets)

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Trained and Experienced Volunteer Opportunities

Island Focus Set Photographer
Location:  Multiple locations
Purpose: Serve as a production crew member on Executive Productions and ʻŌlelo Facilitated Productions.
Prerequisites: Experienced with still photography and professional-grade still photography equipment

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Prince Lot Hula Festival
Location:  Iolani Palace
Dates: Saturday July 21, 2018
Time: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Purpose: Serve as a production crew member on ʻŌlelo Facilitated Productions.
Prerequisites:

  1. Familiar with the general rules of good picture composition.
  2. Familiar with vocabulary of camera moves (“zoom”, “pan left/right”, “tilt up/down”, etc.
  3. Understand how to safely and correctly transport and rig a camera, including running cable(s), connecting the camera and any accessories, disconnecting the camera, reeling in cable(s), transporting and stowing.
  4. Understand how to manually adjust white balance, aperture, focus, zoom.
  5. Understand how to carry the camera on the shoulder to be able to move and operate the camera on set safely.
  6. Ability to communicate and work effectively with people of diverse social, cultural, economic, age, gender, attitudes and racial backgrounds.
  7. Ability to work both independently and in partnership with other team members.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Prince Lot Hula Festival
Location:  Iolani Palace
Dates: Sunday July 22, 2018
Time: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Purpose: Serve as a production crew member on ʻŌlelo Facilitated Productions.
Prerequisites:

  1. Familiar with the general rules of good picture composition.
  2. Familiar with vocabulary of camera moves (“zoom”, “pan left/right”, “tilt up/down”, etc.
  3. Understand how to safely and correctly transport and rig a camera, including running cable(s), connecting the camera and any accessories, disconnecting the camera, reeling in cable(s), transporting and stowing.
  4. Understand how to manually adjust white balance, aperture, focus, zoom.
  5. Understand how to carry the camera on the shoulder to be able to move and operate the camera on set safely.
  6. Ability to communicate and work effectively with people of diverse social, cultural, economic, age, gender, attitudes and racial backgrounds.
  7. Ability to work both independently and in partnership with other team members.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Mission House Mele EP
Location:  Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, 553 S. King Street Honolulu, HI 96813
Dates: Saturday August 4, 2018
Time: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Purpose: Serve as a production crew member on ʻŌlelo Facilitated Productions.
Prerequisites:

  1. Familiar with the general rules of good picture composition.
  2. Familiar with vocabulary of camera moves (“zoom”, “pan left/right”, “tilt up/down”, etc.
  3. Understand how to safely and correctly transport and rig a camera, including running cable(s), connecting the camera and any accessories, disconnecting the camera, reeling in cable(s), transporting and stowing.
  4. Understand how to manually adjust white balance, aperture, focus, zoom.
  5. Understand how to carry the camera on the shoulder to be able to move and operate the camera on set safely.
  6. Ability to communicate and work effectively with people of diverse social, cultural, economic, age, gender, attitudes and racial backgrounds.
  7. Ability to work both independently and in partnership with other team members.
  8. Experienced camera operators who know how to WAFFLE

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

3rd Annual Bowlers Tour EP
Location:  Schofield Bowling Center- 557 Burr Pl, Schofield
Dates: Sunday August 5, 2018
Time: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Purpose: Serve as a production crew member on ʻŌlelo Facilitated Productions.
Prerequisites: ID to get on post

  1. Familiar with the general rules of good picture composition.
  2. Familiar with vocabulary of camera moves (“zoom”, “pan left/right”, “tilt up/down”, etc.
  3. Understand how to safely and correctly transport and rig a camera, including running cable(s), connecting the camera and any accessories, disconnecting the camera, reeling in cable(s), transporting and stowing.
  4. Understand how to manually adjust white balance, aperture, focus, zoom.
  5. Understand how to carry the camera on the shoulder to be able to move and operate the camera on set safely.
  6. Ability to communicate and work effectively with people of diverse social, cultural, economic, age, gender, attitudes and racial backgrounds.
  7. Ability to work both independently and in partnership with other team members.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 

Please contact the Volunteer Program Manager if you need further assistance.

EMAIL: volunteer@olelo.org
PHONE: 808-237-2129
CELL: 808-445-5699
FAX: 808-836-2546
MAIL:  ‘Ōlelo Community Media
Attn.: Volunteer Program Manager
1122 Māpunapuna Street
Honolulu, HI 96819

 

Camryn Tabiolo, a graduate of Moanalua High School and a current film student of Columbia College Chicago, shares her experiences as an volunteer at Ōlelo.