Mahalo for your interest in being part of our Lantern Floating Hawaii volunteer ʻohana. Our volunteer positions for 2018 have been filled.

The hands and hearts of hundreds of volunteers make it possible for hundreds of thousands to remember their loved ones at the Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony.

Volunteers prepare, light, collect and clean each lantern. Lantern preparation begins in March and lantern cleanup concludes in July.

We welcome volunteers who are in the 9th grade or older. If you have not volunteered with us before or did not volunteer for Lantern Floating Hawaii 2018 and would like to be informed when the 2019 schedule becomes available, please email If you volunteered with Lantern Floating Hawaii in 2018, you will automatically receive a 2019 schedule.