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At the Hawaii Center for AI (HCAI), we work to promote the adoption of Artificial Intelligence to serve and empower our communities, industries, government, and the unique cultural heritage of our islands.

We recognize that the future of AI in Hawai‘i relies not just on technology, but on the people who make it meaningful. That’s why we invite you to join our volunteer program, a community-driven effort aimed at harnessing the collective wisdom, skills, and passion of individuals like you.

More than Just Techies!

You don’t need to be tech genius to sign up: just interested in AI and passionate about community.

Make a Public Impact

Your work with HCAI can make a bif difference to Hawai‘i residents from all walks of life.

People Are Talking

AI is everywhere these days. While other people are discussing the future with AI, you’ll help build it!

Flexible and Fun

There’s plenty of work to do, but we make it a point to value our volunteers and keep things light.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

AI Navigator

Hawai‘i Center for AI is seeking enthusiastic AI Navigators to volunteer their time and expertise to help residents of Hawai‘i get started on their AI journeys.

About the opportunity

AI Navigators will be instrumental in delivering AI outreach sessions across the Hawaiian Islands. We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about working with the public and eager to learn about AI. We will provide comprehensive training to all our volunteers, so no prior knowledge of AI is required. However, an ideal candidate will have a background in education or training, and a strong desire to make a positive impact on their community.

Volunteer responsibilities

  • Deliver AI outreach sessions for your local area in the Islands
  • Attend and assist online training sessions provided by Hawai‘i Center for AI
  • Be an ambassador for responsible AI, the Center, and Hawai‘i’s future!

Volunteer qualifications

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a full-time resident of Hawai‘i
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Must pass a standard background check
  • Prior experience in a field such as small business, healthcare, Hawaiian culture and history, Kupuna care, or education is a plus
  • Passion for technology and a strong interest in learning about AI is a must

Benefits of volunteering

  • Gain valuable experience with AI
  • Connect with your community
  • Develop new skills in public outreach and education
  • Join a passionate and supportive team
  • Make a positive impact on the future of Hawai‘i by helping residents benefit from AI

Mahalo for your interest in becoming an AI Navigator!

Online Communities Coordinator

Calling passionate tech enthusiasts and community builders! Do you have a knack for online spaces, thrive in a collaborative environment, and are fascinated by the potential of AI? The AI Center for Hawai’i (HCAI) seeks a dedicated Online Communities Coordinator to join our team and spearhead vibrant online communities around AI.

Be the heart of our online presence:

  • Moderate and cultivate safe, engaging spaces on Discord, fostering meaningful discussions and connections within the HCAI community.
  • Take the reins on HCAI’s Github Organization: Set up repositories, manage access, and ensure smooth operations for our development community.
  • Become the social media maestro: Coordinate engaging content and community management across Facebook and Instagram, amplifying HCAI’s reach and impact.
  • Bridge the gap: Ensure seamless content flow between our WordPress website and various social media platforms.

This volunteer role is an great opportunity for the right person:

  • Immerse yourself in the world of AI: Gain firsthand experience with cutting-edge technology and its applications.
  • Develop valuable skills: Sharpen your social media management, community engagement, and technical know-how.
  • Network with passionate individuals: Connect with fellow AI enthusiasts, community leaders, and experts in the field.
  • Contribute to a meaningful mission: Help shape the future of AI by fostering responsible development and community inclusion.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Thrives in online communities: Possesses excellent communication and moderation skills, fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.
  • Embraces a positive mindset: Enjoys exploring new technologies and staying up-to-date with AI advancements.
  • Wears multiple hats: Juggles various tasks effectively, prioritizes efficiently, and thrives in a dynamic environment.
  • Connects the dots: Possesses an understanding of web technologies and content management systems to ensure seamless integration between platforms.
  • Shares our values: Believes in responsible AI development and is passionate about empowering communities through technology.

Time commitment and details:

  • Flexible commitment: Approximately 8-10 hours per week, allowing you to balance your schedule with other pursuits.
  • Fully remote, though you will be welcome to drop in and join us for team events at Entrepreneur’s Sandbox
  • Annual role: Make a lasting impact throughout the year, witnessing the growth and evolution of our online communities.

Ready to connect the dots and empower our online community? Check out our Volunteer form below to apply.

HCAI Volunteer Sign-Up