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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. 


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

Animal Handler, Full-Time

VSAS seeks a dog lover with a positive, and nurturing disposition toward animals to launch a COVID-19 dog detection program in 5 public schools on Hawaiʻi Island. This temporary, full-time assignment includes on-the-job training and animal handler certification. 

The COVID-19 Detector Dog Pilot Program is a Governor Ige GEER Innovation Grant initiative with additional funding support from participating schools. In this 3-month, full-time assignment, the ideal candidate is interested in learning to be become an animal handler for future employment opportunities. VSAS is incubating this pilot to demonstrate efficacy for utilizing canines to detect COVID-19. 


Must be able to: 

  • Provide 24/7 housing for canine.

  • House dog including indoor kennel indoors for feeding and separation from other animals. 

  • Provide safe and secure fenced yard where free range exercise and toilet activities can be accommodated.  

  • Keep the environment that the animals live in clean and fit for them including cleaning kennels, training areas, experiments, or other environment that the animals will serve within. 

  • Provide daily care, training, and deployment.​

  • Provide daily interaction and comfort for the canine.​

  • Observe and record data for research.  

  • Work under the guidance and supervision of canine trainers and project administrators as part of team to develop these highly trained and specialized teams working on complex situations.​


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Adequate housing for dog

  • Dog lover with a gentle, calm, positive, and nurturing disposition toward animals

  • Responsible, organized, reliable, and punctual

  • Positive, can-do attitude, and eager to learn

  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable car

Learn more about a Careers in Animal Handling

Deadline: Open until filled.

Employment period: February - May 2022 (possible extension up to 1 year with funding)

Apply: Send your resume, letter of interest, and references to Please include the position that you're applying for. 

Student Success Clerk, Full-time

Seeking a service-oriented, compassionate, and organized individual to provide clerical assistance and family outreach for student attendance, engagement, and support services. Duties include but are not limited to attendance tracking, follow-up, and communications; educational neglect petitions; and parent and student conferences scheduling. The ideal candidate can independently complete tasks with accuracy and attention to detail and has the ability to consistently meet deadlines. He/She demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills, establishes positive relationships with teachers and staff, maintains a problem-solving approach and customer service attitude, and is willing and capable of becoming an active participant in Volcano's unique school culture.



  • Four-year degree preferred

  • A minimum of two years of experience in a clerical role with proven ability to manage complex tasks with accuracy  

  • Able to establish and maintain positive rapport with families and communicate in a manner that is sensitive to each family's cultural norms. 

  • Able to work with confidential information including understanding of requirements and procedures for protecting confidentiality

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word and Google Cloud Platform

  • Ability to establish and maintain electronic and paper filing systems 

  • Ability to meet deadlines consistently

  • Organized and independent self-starter

  • Professionally responsible

Deadline: Open until filled.
Employment period: February - June 2022 (possible extension up to permanent with funding)

Apply: Send your resume, letter of interest, and references to Please include the position that you're applying for. 

High School Math Teacher, Full-Time

 VSAS seeks an energetic, student-centered, and committed math teacher with a growth mindset. This position requires the ability to teach standards-based content in the foundational math subjects of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong content knowledge and be highly motivated to meet student needs. Qualified candidates must possess a valid teaching license and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in math. Experience teaching in Hawai'i is preferred. We are interested in a candidate with excellent communication skills who enjoys professional inquiry and collaboration.


  • Teacher license

  • A minimum of two years teaching experience, preferably in Hawai'i

  • Knowledge of the Common Core State Standards

  • Knowledge and experience designing and delivering high school math curriculum.

  • Understanding and respect for the Hawaiian culture.

  • Ability to establish learning culture based on Growth Mindset and Positive Discipline

  • Student centered

  • Professionally responsible

  • Positive attitude


Pay: In accordance with HSTA collective bargaining salary schedule, maximum credit for private school and out-of-state experience, full benefits

Deadline: Open until filled.

Apply: Send your resume, letter of interest, and references to Please include the position that you're applying for.  


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.

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

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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