To donate money:
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.
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.
Afterschool Enrichment Instructors
Afterschool Enrichment Instructors in visual and performing arts, sports, robotics, etc.
VSAS Hawaiian-Focused Public Charter School seeks an experienced Early Childhood Educator to serve as head teacher of a Regio Emilio-inspired, bilingual Pre-K program. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in the VSAS mission and vision and able to design and deliver developmentally appropriate, hands-on, experiential curriculum and instruction that engages students in learning and utilizes the rich cultural and environmental resources of Volcano. Essential to the success of the VSAS classroom is instruction grounded in social skills that are essential to establish a culture of learning. The ideal candidate is proficient in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi and ʻike Hawaiʻi or open to learning and engaging with biocultural content. We are interested in a candidate with good communication skills who enjoys professional inquiry and collaboration and who is capable of becoming an active participant in Volcano's unique culture.
BA degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field from an accredited university or college
Teacher License or license in progress
A minimum of two years of early level teaching experience
Ability to use the natural environment as a learning laboratory
Knowledge of the Common Core State Standards
Candidates interested in full-time positions, send cover letter, resume, references, and description of your teaching philosophy.
Be sure to indicate for which position you are applying.
Job Type: Full-time
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 or pick up an application in person.
Candidates interested in part-time or temporary positions, send resume. 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.