iii. MIND WORK

Intellectual '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.

Tech Interns and Volunteers in Hawaii
Heather on the Computer!

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 their mind' in the rainforest!

Working on sites in this section is usually reserved for Interns. Many Guests and Volunteers are only here for a limited time in Hawaii. They may prefer to do physical or creative work outside to balance their more indoor life on the mainland.

So Mind Work is optional for Volunteers & Guests! Those wanting to do Body or Heart work can skip this section! In paradise, that is completely understandable!

However, for those who are interested, please read on!

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 rainforest. 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 eco-friendly structures on the 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, caree, 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