iii. MIND WORK

Eco-Feminism & Eco-Hospitality Mind Work in Hawaii!

The volunteer programs of most intentional communities in Hawaii involve physical work. However, at Hedonisia, we appreciate living in our rainforest paradise but we are not blind to the world's problems.

Though we are a tiny community out here in the middle of the Pacific, we are actively engaged in social entrepreneur web projects allowing qualified volunteers to 'work with your mind'!

Mind Work is Optional for Volunteers & Guests!

Kara doing Mind Work as part of her Community Manager Internship

Kara: Mind Work Intern Manager 2013

We understand that many visitors do not want to come to Hawaii and 'change the world'! They just want to have an affordable and relaxing vacation! They don't want to look at a computer screen unless it's for personal use! 

Many Weekly or Monthly Guests and Volunteers are only here for a limited time in Hawaii. They may prefer to do physical or creative work outside as a balance to their more indoor life on the mainland. Those wanting Body or Heart work so can skip this section! In paradise, that is completely understandable!

Working on sites in this section is usually reserved for Interns who are staying longer and have a genuine interest in working projects that have more ideals, depth and are more meaningful, while staying at our community in Hawaii!

a) Eco-Hospitality Mind Work Projects

  1. Hedonisia Handbook. This is our evolving book on sustainable community management. It is also the training manual for all Interns. Our community projects are founded on the concept of social enterprise; creating businesses that address environmental and social needs as well as making a profit.
  2. HedonisiaHawaii.com and Hedonisia.com. We always need to update and edit content, photos and info on our websites!
  3. Agricultural Tourism Plant & Garden Update: Our property is on 4 acres of rain forest. We are slowly identifying and photographing all the plants on the property and updating the plant data for the Hedonisia Garden Farm Inventory!
  4. Activist Entrepreneur: Our practical guide on how to create and manage a business by developing a product or service that improves society or the environment in a tangible way.
  5. Accountant &/or Bookkeeper: Maintenance and updating of Hedonisia Accounts. Must be proficient with Spreadsheets and/or TurboTax.
  6. Grant or Crowdsource Funding Writer - Experience writing Grant Applications to secure funding with relevant grants to help fund our social enterprise and community initiatives.
  7. Eco-Friendly Architectural Student - Draw plans for existing and future ecofriendly structures on property. Assist in the preparation of blueprints of our affordable eco-tourist lodgings for submission to the County of Hawaii.
  8. iMovie Video Editor: We are using video more and more as a practical instructional as well as PR tool. Applicants who have experience editing video in iMovie can be part of our video projects! We use iMovie to edit our videos so if you love video editing and can work efficiently, you are welcome to volunteer or intern with us
  9. Tech Geeks in the Jungle! Web Design, WordPress site maintenance. Apple or Android App Developers or other Techies with needed skills can also apply to be a Specialty Intern Community Member at Hedonisia.
  10. SEO & Social Networking - Essentials include great written communication skills, a marketing background and experience with our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Tumblir, Twitter and YouTube). Great for someone with social media skills and a big heart! Search Engine Optimization.

b) Eco-Feminist Mind Work Web Projects!

Feminist Entrepreneur Intern

Kate Feminist Entrepreneur Intern 2015

'Pleasurable Activism' in Paradise! We have fun in our little island paradise but also work on feminist enterprise web projects with a global reach.

  • Portfolio of Eco-Feminist Web Projects. These are the sites we work on in the background that are part of the entrepreneurial activism we practice at Hedonisia. Interns provide assistance in site development and maintenance.
  • The Feminist Entrepreneur: Our educational ebook teaching how women (and men!) can create a business to address female inequality on a local or international level and give themselves a job, career and income that is based on their ideals and makes a difference.

If interested, be sure to let us know in your application that you have special art skills!

Apply Now!

For Intern Managers, Weekly/Monthly Guests & Fair-Trade Volunteers.
Use this form if you have read about our programs and are ready to apply!
Please allow 10-20 minutes to complete this online application.
You can also inquire & reserve by calling us during
Hawaii business hours:
808-430-9903