Request to Visit our Hawaii Center


We’re happy to inform our readers that our Hawaii visitor program is now open to individuals who have been here on the Big Island for at least one week.

With circumstances continually shifting, we’re revising our policy accordingly and ask all potential visitors to be aware that things might change.

Gentle World is not a business or a working farm, but a team of dedicated volunteers who live and work cooperatively in order to accomplish the goals of the organization. Our gardens, rather than being for profit, are used to demonstrate the principles of veganic growing, and to feed the member-volunteers and visitors.

We ask all those who come to be prepared to exercise their personal integrity and work ethic during their stay.

Because volunteer duties do not always follow specific hours, and our needs change every day, helpers are asked to participate in a variety of tasks, including garden maintenance, landscaping, general yard work, painting, carpentry, food preparation, cleaning, and organizing.

We understand that different tasks suit different people, and we always do our best to take that into consideration.

Gentle World does not charge money for our educational program, but we welcome donations from guests and volunteers to help with the rising cost of organic food and basic necessities (such as food, gas, water, electricity, internet, etc.) Making a donation is not a requirement for visiting, however, and no matter what a person’s situation is, we welcome all applications for visiting Gentle World and all inquiries into the programs we provide.


Please Note: We do our best to accommodate everyone who wants to visit. With the COVID-19 situation shifting all the time, we are revising our visitor policy periodically and ask all potential visitors to be aware that things could change from week to week or month to month.

We’re currently requiring all visitors to spend one week here on Hawaii Island before coming to participate in our program, with a test taken five days after your flight. This also applies to folks who have been vaccinated. We are unable to provide quarantine facilities at our location.

As we have limited accommodations and try to arrange for all interested applicants to experience Gentle World, we invite all new applicants to come for an initial visit of one to two weeks only. Those who have completed this short stay are welcome to inquire about an extended volunteer position.

If you’re interested in visiting our Hawaii location, please get in touch using the form below, with as much detail as possible. We respond to all inquiries as soon as we’re able to, so if you don’t hear back from us within a few days, please contact us again, just in case your message didn’t make it through.