KANEOHE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

ALOHA PREGNANCY CARE & COUNSELING CENTER

They need help with office help (answering phones, filing, data input, research), counseling (peer counseling), Baby & Me Boutique (sorting/stocking donations), and cleaning/maintenance.

Monday – Friday 10:00AM – 2:00PM, Saturday is by appointment only
Point of Contact // Tracey Whitehurst, Administrator, 808-234-7233

HEEIA STATE PARK

They need help with tackling invasive species, trimming trees, removal of green waste, and beautifying our park grounds and waterfronts.

Volunteers will be provided // Trash bags, Tools, volunteer certificates, water, and morning snacks.
Volunteers should wear/bring // Sunscreen, closed-toe shoes that can get wet, water bottles, appropriate clothing for yard work (hat, pants, long-sleeves shirt).

Volunteers can register by contacting Tina at tina@heeiastatepark.org or 808-380-8045. Registration will also be available on the day of the event.

HAWAII FOODBANK

The Hawaii Foodbank is looking for the following volunteer help:

Daily Food Inspection // We have a regular need for volunteer help to sort dry goods at our warehouse. If your group is available in the morning from 8:00AM – 12:00PM on a Monday or Wednesday, please let me know and we can set up a date. Minimum age is 8 years old. Those 8-15 must be with an adult 18 or older. We can accommodate up to 10 volunteers on either day. Other days of the week can be scheduled based on volunteer space availability.

Safeway’s Feed the Need (Summer Event) // Weekends now through July 31. Volunteers are needed to help promote the purchase of pre-packed bags of food which will be donated to the Hawaii Foodbank. Shift times are available every weekend from Friday evening through Sunday evening. Safeway locations include Kapolei, Ewa Beach, Kapahulu, Beretania, Pali, Kaneohe, Hawaii Kai, Manoa and Mililani.

Ohana Distribution Assistance (WUCC – Partner Agency) // Third Tuesday of every month from 8:00AM – 9:30AM. Volunteers (5-6 people) are needed to assist with food distribution at the Kaimalu Elderly Housing (94-330 Mokuola St., Waipahu) operated by the Waipahu United Church of Christ.

Aloun Farm Pumpkin Patch Donation Help // Weekends during the month of October. Volunteers are needed to help accept food donations and oversee lost and found. Shift times are available every weekend on Saturday & Sunday. More details will be available closer to the event.

Senior Food Box (CSFP) Packing // We are currently seeking volunteers to assist on Saturday, September 15 from 8:00AM – 12:30PM. The schedule for the rest of the year is included below. This activity is located at our warehouse at 2611 Kilihau Street in Honolulu and open to individuals ages 16 and up. We recruit over 100 volunteers to help pack around 2,000 boxes of healthy food for seniors on Oahu. Groups are welcome.

Safeway’s Feed the Need (Fall Event) // Weekends during the months of October through December. Volunteers are needed to help promote the purchase of $10 pre-packed bags of food which will be donated to the Hawaii Foodbank. Shift times are available every weekend from Friday evening through Sunday evening. More details will be available closer to the event.

Ward Village’s Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tours // Nightly during the month of December. Volunteers will help greet trolley riders, provide information about the Hawaii Foodbank, direct riders to appropriate waiting lines and assist them on the trolley as needed. Volunteers may dress in festive holiday attire and sing carols for guests as they wait. More details will be available closer to the event.

Please let them know you would like your volunteer credit to go towards Aloha Dream Center’s account and this will go towards helping us provide food for our Kaneohe outreach projects.

Interested individuals or groups please contact Marielle at volunteer@hawaiifoodbank.org or 808-954-7869.

COMMUNITY WORKS IN 96744 COALITION

Community Works in 96744 Coalition is a youth development, drug prevention Coalition. The Coalition promotes healthy living through community capacity building activities and by implementing the community-wide 5Rs Campaign, encouraging the values of: Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Relationships, and Resiliency.

For more information about Community Works in 96744 Coalition, contact  Kim Golis-Robello at kgolis-robello@pacthawaii.org.

THE SHELTER (‘AHUIMANU)

The Shelter is a ministry of First Assembly of God that seeks to provide solutions to Hawaii’s homeless problem that are founded on Biblical principles and centered on a God-centered life as the core of the solution.

They are in need of volunteers for the construction of The Shelter, a homeless transitional project for women and  children. The Shelter site is location at 47-323 Ahuimanu Road (just past Ahuimanu Place) in Kaneohe. Our workdays are Monday through Saturday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM (no Sundays).

Please remember to wear safety gear as you’ll be working on a construction site.  Safety gear includes, hard hats, gloves, work shoes, goggles, etc. If you don’t these items, perhaps you can borrow from others who do have them.  Also be prepared for the mud. We’ll provide lunch and drinks for the workers each day.

For more information or to get involved, please contact The Shelter at 808-836-4438.

COMMON GRACE

Common Grace is a statewide Christian non-profit organization, whom mission’s statement is to, “To bring kindness to lonely children in Hawaiʻi’s public elementary schools by connecting them with caring adults, teenagers and kupuna (Hawaiian for “elder”).”

They provide mentors to highly vulnerable children in our public schools. Our Kaneohe public schools who work with Common Grace are Ben Parker Elementary and ‘Ahuimanu Elementary.

Most students simply need a friend and someone who cares about them. Do you have a heart for elementary age children and would like to make a positive difference in their lives? If you do, please contact Common Grace at 808-783-1097 or commongraceofhawaii@gmail.com.

CASTLE HIGH SCHOOL BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER

The Holomua Mentoring Program began in 2014 with the goal of matching freshmen at Castle High School with a “Big Brother” or “Big Sister” to help prepare them for college and a future career. “Holomua” means to improve, progress, or move forward. Now, these students are graduating from high school and attending college in the fall!

Interested in being a mentor in our Holomua Mentoring Program? It’s flexible, fun, and fulfilling! Please contact us at 808-521-3811 or info@bbbshawaii.org or schedule a call with a member of our staff.

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