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To donate money:
  • PayPal 
  • Mail check to VSAS PO Box 845, Volcano, HI 96785
  • Drop off check or cash to us at one of our campuses.
We also accept donations of items such as furniture, functioning technology, paper, and educational supplies. Please contact us at 808-985-9800 before dropping off items for donation.   

As a public charter school in Hawaiʻi, VSAS is funded primarily by the state. However, this funding is not sufficient and we rely on fundraising to implement a high quality educational program. Fundraising needs include curriculum materials, technology, musical instruments, art supplies, enrichment classes, Healthy Food Program, Green Team, and school bus service.  

Currently, our primary fundraising goal is for the construction of a new campus,  located at the Keakealani site on Haunani Road. 

Volunteer

At VSAS, we have numerous opportunities for parent and community volunteers to get involved during the school day, at special evening or weekend events, or even from home. Some volunteer opportunities include classroom teacher assistance, campus maintenance and beautification, supporting green initiatives and waste diversion, assisting with fundraising events, grant writing, volunteering for the Cooper Center, serving on the Governing Board or Friends of VSAS board, organizing in the school library, teaching an after-school enrichment class, chaperoning for field trips, helping with special events such as the Book Fair and family nights, and assisting with art programs such as the Spring Musical and Middle School Theater program. 

 

The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences, PCS requires a minimum of four hours of volunteer service for our school per family per year.  

 

We track volunteer hours to include in grant applications and reports of school performance. Please use the VSAS Volunteer Form to report your hours. Completed forms may be turned into the school office. 

Job Opportunities

2021-2022 School-Year

Kula 'Amakihi Community-Based Education Program Teacher, Full-Time

VSAS Hawaiian-Focused Public Charter School seeks a student-centered teacher to design and deliver effective, rigorous, and caring instruction to elementary students in our Kula ʻAmakihi Community-Based Education (CBE) program, a unique program in which students learn at home four days per week, participate in collaborative activities one day per week, and meet with the teacher and their learning coach (usually a parent) once a week, along with additional individual and group tutoring and mini-course lessons, as needed.

We are seeking a candidate who is passionate about student growth and learning, knowledge about childhood development and learning needs, and capable of becoming an active participant in Volcano's unique culture. Essential to the success of the VSAS classroom is instruction grounded in social skills that are essential to establish a culture of learning. We are interested in a candidate with excellent communication skills who enjoys professional inquiry and collaboration.

Qualifications Include:

  • Teacher license in a secondary core content area. English Language Art, Math, or Science is preferred.

  • A minimum of two years of teaching experience in a distance learning program

  • Knowledge of the Common Core State Standards

  • Knowledge and experience designing and delivering instruction in core content areas

  • Ability to use natural environment as a learning laboratory including familiarity with Hawaiʻi national and cultural resources

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with partners and staff.

  • Professionally responsible
     

Pay: In accordance with HSTA collective bargaining salary schedule, full benefits

Start Date: July 1, 2021

Open until filled.

To apply, send resume and three professional references to apply@volcanoschool.net. Indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying. 

Educational Assistant, Full-Time

VSAS seeks a full-time Educational Assistant to provide academic and behavior support for students on the elementary and middle school campus. Duties include providing academic and behavior supports in the classroom and on learning trips, as well as assisting with supervision of recess/lunch and special events.

Pay: In accordance with HGEA collective bargaining salary schedule, full benefits

Start Date: July 1, 2021

Open until filled.

To apply, send resume and three professional references to apply@volcanoschool.net. Indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying. 

Office Clerk/Receptionist, Full-Time

This position is still open.  Interviews will commence in early June.

VSAS seeks a friendly, reliable, hard-working and student-centered Office Clerk who is able to support the Business Manager and Registrar/Office Manager with reception and clerical duties for student information, human resources, and business office functions. 

Qualifications include:

  • Entry level position. A minimum of two years experience in an office setting is preferred. 

  • Knowledge of Google Mail, Drive, Docs, Sheets; Microsoft Word and Excel; spelling/grammar required. 

  • Strong work ethic. 

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to work well with others and demonstrate a positive attitude.

  • Demonstrate respect for Hawaiian culture. 

  • Professionally responsible.

  • Able to work in person.

 

Pay: In accordance with HGEA collective bargaining salary schedule, full benefits

Start Date: July 1, 2021

Open until filled.

To apply, send resume and three professional references to apply@volcanoschool.net. Indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying. 

Substitutes

VSAS is always looking for qualified substitutes for teachers, educational assistants, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodial and office staff. To apply, send resume or completed application to apply@volcanoschool.net or pick up an application in person.

Electives and Afterschool Enrichment Instructors

Electives and Afterschool Enrichment Instructors in cultural, visual, and performing arts including hula, hula drama, theater, dance, painting/drawing, sculpting/carving; robotics/3D printing; sports; etc.  Send resume and letter of interest to apply@volcanoschool.net.

Please be sure to note which position you are applying for when submitting application documents.

The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences (VSAS) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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