Meet amazing people from our Hawaii community and use your handywork & practical skills

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The Exchange

Come to Hawaii and volunteer in a community of surfers, artists, musicians, and world changers. We are a diverse group made up of people who believe in using their talents to give back to the community. We are surfers giving back. We are located 20 minutes from the North Shore, home of the World's Premier Surfing Competition. If you work hard, want to help others and love being part of an active, thriving community then this is the place for you.


32 hours of help per week

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Surfboards: You can use our surfboards as much as you want.


Beginner English

Over 18 years old

Be from outside United States

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Please only email me when you have a US visa because we do not provide any documents for backpackers. For more information on how to obtain the necessary visas to visit the United States, please contact the US embassy.

Activities & Shift

There is a variety of different volunteer opportunities. Some of the main skills needed include:
General labor/maintenance, carpenter, electrician, plumber, retail, barista (3 month minimum commitment for barista), graphic designer, web designer, mechanic, roofer, IT professional.


The whole time you are volunteering (on and off the campus) you are required to conform to no drugs, no smoking, no drinking, and no pre marital sex or sexual misconduct. Please respect the rule that no one of the opposite gender are allowed in the bedrooms.

You can volunteer even if your English is limited. All we require is that you are able to understand simple English instructions.