Volunteer

Here are some hand-picked local volunteer opportunities.

Please find a larger index here: VolunteerMatch

Community

Bags of Hope Collection

Bags of Hope Collection

Our goal is to collect enough essential goods for those who are unsheltered so that Oahu's homeless individuals and families have what they need to shelter in place. For more info, contact Volunteer Program Manager Andrew Long at AndrewL@IHShawaii.org. This one-day drive by, drop-off event is contact free and will take place on Wednesday, April 29 from 7 to 9 am.

Link: https://ihshawaii.org/events/bagsofblessings

Counting Kolea

Counting Kolea

If you have a Kolea in your yard or regularly see one in your neighborhood, workplace, or during your Hawaii outings, please assist the Hawaiʻi Audubon Society by filling in a simple census form.

Link: https://www.koleacount.org/report/

Community Change Forum

Community Change Forum

Series of hosted and moderated Virtual Community Change Forums providing youth with a pathway to voice how they would like to see their communities look and feel within 5-10-15 years, and the actions needed to make those changes happen. Topics include climate resiliency, educational equity, future workforce, civic engagement, and sustainability. Collaboration of HawaiiKidsCAN’s WAVE program, Hawai'i Youth Climate Coalition, Aikea Youth, and Sierra Club.

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYs5PwSGMpDOqAzXzPx5TqI7xdksFaF7JiHfFpguDoq4ja2A/viewform

Family Promise Wish List

Family Promise Wish List

The call for each of us to step up to support the most vulnerable in our community has been presented. Family Promise Hawaii is experiencing a 400% spike in requests for help. So we continue to need the support of our collective community. Here is a wishlist with items that can be donated to assist homeless families.

Link: https://www.familypromisehawaii.org/wish-list

Caring for Healthcare Heroes

Caring for Healthcare Heroes

Share some aloha with Queen’s Medical Center’s healthcare heroes by creating a piece of artwork, a personal note, sign, poem, or any medium of expression to share gratitude. Messages will be shared in the next few weeks. Deadline for submission is April 20

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NH0f9slVBfE1Mf0NYNiqGne0UsqZI3Yx/view?usp=sharing

Earth Challenge 2020

Earth Challenge 2020

How can I take action as a citizen scientist while homebound during the COVID-19 pandemic? We may be unable to get together physically, but that isn't stopping us from acting as one. Help further the scientific understanding of our environment while collectively calling on decision makers to solve the environmental issues science has already uncovered.

Link: https://earthchallenge2020.earthday.org/

#Respond With Aloha

Respond With Aloha

Youth, their families, classes, and youth-serving community organizations across Hawaiʻi are invited to participate in Virtual Volunteer Week Hawai'i, launching during National Volunteer Week (April 19-25) and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, find creative ways to #RespondWithAloha and support the Aloha+ Challenge, while following the latest health and safety guidelines.

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CWZHKGX

Help Is On The Way

Help Is On The Way

Free delivery services for kupuna and others in need.

Website: https://hihelpisontheway.org/

Respond with Aloha

Respond with Aloha

Kanu Hawaii: connecting community organizations with individuals wishing to volunteer, along with additional resource listings.

Website: https://kanuhawaii.galaxydigital.com/covid-19-respond-with-aloha/

Food

Hawaii Food Bank

Hawaii Food Bank

As we anticipate the need for food continuing to increase, we need the help of healthy volunteers to help us inspect, sort and pack food in our warehouse.If you'd like to sign up for a volunteer shift, send an email to volunteer@hawaiifoodbank.org and let us know you want to help!

Website: http://www.hawaiifoodbank.org/volunteer

Lanakila Meals on Wheels

Lanakila Meals on Wheels

Lanakila Meals on Wheels is Hawaii’s largest and only island-wide home delivered meal provider for seniors and individuals with disabilities. We’re always looking for energetic volunteers who want to help package or deliver meals.

Website: https://www.lanakilapacific.org/volunteer/

Malama Meals

Malama Meals

Malama Meals is a not for profit program in coordination with the City and County of Honolulu and Aloha Venues partners created to provide food security and comfort to our community in need and kupuna at risk amidst the growing concern for COVID-19 in our ohana.

Website: https://www.gofundme.com/f/malama-meals-hawaii-community-meal-program

Chef Hui

Chef Hui

List of food distribution sites by area; Food-to-go and delivery; Kupuna care; At-home cooking resources; Links to LOTS of other general resources.

Website: https://www.chefhui.com/resources

Health

Mask Adoption Board

Mask Adoption Board

This list is of essential workers requesting masks. Directions on this site if you want to "adopt" a group to donate masks to.

Website: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b49aaac2ea7fd0-mask

2020 Masks For Hawaii (Donation)

2020 Masks For Hawaii (Donation)

Online form you can fill out to indicate that you can make masks.

Website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9-8TzbSGzruVJssOCtw0PWOvl5ZG__4wz4jekj4SVfLC63w/viewform

Masks4Masks

Masks4Masks

Trade your stash of unused medical-grade facemasks and respirators for washable, reusable fabric masks for every member of your household.

Website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxPf6V3TXWffLbcaZFkipUAr1qu2k-hVYfix2ZS17ReAFxtw/viewform

Button/Ribbon ear-elastic extenders

Button/Ribbon ear-elastic extenders

Stitch a button to each end of a 5-inch piece of grograin ribbon. Fabric mask ear elastics can be looped over the buttons and they help save the ears!

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=189&v=Zuc15G6wCIM&feature=emb_logo

Aloha Mask

Aloha Mask

Welcome to alohamask: an attempt to bring together like-minded volunteers for the design, creation, and distribution of open source masks and mask materials to essential workers in Hawaii. alohamask is a platform for connecting volunteers with essential workers who require masks. alohamask also provides open source designs, processes, and instructions for creating masks. Find us on GitHub. Contributions welcome!

Website: https://alohamask.org/volunteer/

Donation of clean used sheets

Donation of clean used sheets

Donations of sheets needed to make face masks.

Contact person: gayechan@gmail.com

Education

Blue Planet Foundation Changemakers

Blue Planet Foundation Changemakers

The Blue Planet Changemakers program is open to Hawai'i's 6th-12th grade public, private, home and charter school students. This campaign will take place throughout Earth Month and beyond, April 13th - May 8th! participating in fun weekly Instagram challenges (submissions can also be sent through email if they do not have Instagram), students will help to spread awareness and inspire others to support a 100% clean energy future. Link to official campaign information and form to fill out to become a changemaker.

Website: https://mcusercontent.com/1d081addfbea2713c8374d2bb/files/cd237204-81ec-4aa9-8219-ccc1f96e1d5c/Changemakers_Campaign_Rules_2020.pdf