Youth volunteers help clear stone path at Kalakaua Park

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald From left, Griffin Steele, Eli Webb and Rebecca Ackerman shovel dirt and grass at Kalakaua Park in Hilo on Tuesday.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Sterling Hall loosens grass and dirt at Kalakaua Park while volunteering with an ARCC group in Hilo on Tuesday. The group traveled from different parts of the mainland for a semester of volunteering in Hawaii.

A group of 11 young people have been volunteering this week in Hilo through a program meant for students taking a gap semester from school.