Kupu Citizen Forester Team Member Application

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Established in 2007, Kupu empowers future generations to create a more sustainable, pono Hawai'i.  We provide hands-on training programs that educate and mentor youth to become stewards of our culture and environment, helping them develop a strong connection to the place in which we live.  In doing so, we strive to fulfill our mission to empower youth to serve their communities through character-building, service-learning, and environmental stewardship opportunities that encourage pono (integrity) with Ke Akua (God), self, and others.

This project is in partnership with the Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry’s Citizen Forester program and the U.S. Forest Service.  It will span 6 months, during which a team of 3 young adults will aim to inventory at least 2600 trees in their target areas.  This small team will be trained to inventory trees in a selected Honolulu district using the USFS’s iTree Tree Plotter system.  To learn more, please click on the Position Description link below.

Prior to submitting this application, please review the Position Description and Applicant Requirements on the Kupu website.  Your application will be considered incomplete until all parts have been received. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 735-1221 ext. 2007 or sustainability@kupuhawaii.org.

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Short Answer Questions

These questions assist Kupu with gaining a deeper perspective about you.  Each short answer should not exceed 2-3 paragraphs.

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IMPORTANT:  Your references will be receiving an email containing a link to complete an electronic reference form once you submit this application.  If you are applying to multiple Kupu programs and will be using the same references for all of the applications you plan to submit, please let your references know in advance that they will need to fill out separate electronic forms for each program.  It is your responsibility that these forms are submitted.  If they are not received, your application will be considered incomplete.  You may not list any family or relatives as a reference.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 808-735-1221 ext. 2007 or or sustainability@kupuhawaii.org.

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  1. Participants are responsible for traveling to their island to begin their term. Neither Kupu nor the host site is responsible for any travel or relocation expenses.

  2. Participants must have their own housing within proximity of their host site(s).  Neither Kupu nor the host site is responsible for providing housing.

  3. Participants must provide their own transportation to and from host site(s).  Neither Kupu nor the host site is responsible for providing regular transportation.

  4. Participants must be available from Monday through Friday during their term, and able to participate in potential late night, early morning and/or weekend (or holiday) activities.

  5. Participants must submit copies of a current government-issued Photo ID, Birth Certificate, Social Security Card and a High School Diploma/Transcript or Equivalent.  Fingerprints will also be obtained for state and federal background checks.
Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the position are encouraged to apply.  
Kupu is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.

To become more sustainable, Kupu will send digital notifications regarding your application status.  If you prefer physical copies of these notifications, please contact us.