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IOLANI PALACE SEEKS NEW VOLUNTEERS TO MEET INCREASED DEMAND FROM LOCAL COMMUNITY
HONOLULU (July 21, 2020) – Stay connected! Give of your time and talents as a new volunteer for The Friends of Iolani Palace. The Palace is currently open for tours on Fridays and Saturdays only. As it works to meet the public’s demand for more tours, additional volunteers are needed for the new positions we have created. Ambassador, Guardian and Medical volunteers are needed to support the Palace in its efforts to double its volunteer base while ensuring the health and wellbeing of visitors.
“Like many organizations steering toward recovery from the economic impact of COVID-19, The Friends of Iolani Palace relies on the generosity, knowledge and skills of our volunteers to fulfill our vision of bringing the rich history of Iolani Palace and Hawaii’s monarchy to life,” said Paula Akana, executive director of Iolani Palace. “Toward this end, we’ve expanded our volunteer search for passionate individuals to facilitate safe, socially distant movement of our tours in the Palace and Palace Grounds.”
The Friends of Iolani Palace is currently seeking new Ambassadors to great visitors and answer questions before they enter the Palace, as well as Guardians to guide guests and support Docents as they tour the Palace’s historic rooms. After a training session, volunteers must commit to at least one 2- to 3- hour shift per week. Aloha attire, face mask or shield, and social distancing are required.
The Friends is also seeking volunteers from the medical field, including doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to facilitate temperature screenings for the safety and wellbeing of Palace staff, volunteers and visitors.
For more information on volunteer opportunities at the Palace, visit www.iolanipalace.org/contact/volunteer.
About Iolani Palace
Iolani Palace is the only official residence of royalty in the United States. King Kalakaua was the first reigning monarch to travel around the world and built Iolani Palace in 1882 to enhance the prestige of Hawaii overseas and to mark Hawaii’s status as a modern nation. For more information, please call Iolani Palace at (808) 522-0822 or visit www.iolanipalace.org.
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