Learn more about the Volunteer Leadership field surrounded by a cohort of your peers! HIHOED is proud to present the HIHO Fellows, a 4 week course that centers around those who lead volunteers. HIHO Fellows was formed to address the lack of educational opportunities within the Volunteer Leadership community here in Hawaii. By creating a system that cares for those who serve our volunteers, we can create a more supportive environment that allows for growth and recognition within the Volunteer Leadership sector and nonprofit community. The deadline for applications is April 11, 2019.



The fellowship is open to candidates who meet the following criteria:

  1. Those who currently serve at a nonprofit that utilizes volunteers.

  2. Able to participate in all listed course dates (see below).

  3. Those wanting to learn more about the field of Volunteer Leadership.



Along with the application, a letter of support is needed. The letter of support is to be copied and pasted into the application in the appropriate field. We will not be accepting letters of support via mail or email.  Cost for the HIHO Fellows is $650 for a consecutive 2 day a week, 4 week course. Applications open up to the public February 2019.


course details

Classes will be held on the following days and times:

  • Class 1: Tuesday, April 16 at 6pm

  • Class 2: Saturday, April 20 at 9am

  • Class 3: Tuesday, April 23 at 6pm

  • Class 4: Saturday, April 27 at 9am

  • Class 5: Tuesday, April 30 at 6pm

  • Class 6: Saturday, May 4 at 9am

  • Class 7: Tuesday, May 7 at 6pm

  • Class 8: Saturday, May 11 at 9am

  • Graduation: TBA

All classes will be held near the Honolulu area and applicants will be notified of exact locations upon being accepted. A small sampling of the course learning objectives  are:

  • Assess your current methods of screening and on-boarding volunteers

  • Develop a volunteer plan to meet the needs of your organization

  • Create a training manual for volunteers

  • Identify your organization’s mission and how volunteers can contribute to it

  • Gain knowledge on Leadership skills

  • Apply your leadership style and people skills to mediate difficult scenarios

  • Identify advocacy needs in your organization

  • Strategize with volunteers on how to achieve goals and objectives

  • Understand management techniques/motivation for volunteers

  • Identify ways that your can incorporate appreciation and retention activities