Support the Foundation


Volunteers provide invaluable support to the operations of the Foundation, including tours, programs and events. For more information regarding any of the opportunities listed below, please email Kajsa Johnson

Docent Program

Docents give 90-minute guided tours of the house and occasionally assist with giving tours for special programs and events. The docent training program takes place annually. Docents must be able to attend approximately 3-5 approximately two-hour training sessions and commit to giving one tour per month. Docents also have the opportunity to attend extended learning opportunities which may include visits to mid-century era homes and buildings not open to the public. Tour days are Monday through Saturday, during the morning or afternoon hours. Special programs and events are generally scheduled during weekday evenings.


Assist with the set-up and break-down of special events and programs such as the Design Conversation Series. Approximately 8-10 events and programs are held each year, usually on weekday evenings. Volunteers must be able to carry things up and down the stairs and be able to lift 30 lbs. Program volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to the program for which they are volunteering.

Collections Catalog

Assist with the cataloging of the Foundation’s collection of furniture, art, books and objects. Responsibilities include researching, photographing and assigning accession numbers. All information is uploaded to the Foundation’s collections database.  

Landscape Workdays

Assist with general landscape and garden care. i.e. pulling dead leaves out of monstera plantings and pulling invasive plants and weeds from landscaping. Must supply own work gloves and garden tools such as clippers and trowels. Workdays take place approximately once per quarter. 

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The Liljestrand House is listed on the Hawai‘i State and the United States National Register of Historic Places.

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