30 Volunteer Ideas in Hawaii
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After-School All-Stars provides a safe and productive environment for middle-school at-risk youth. Free after-school programs at its seven Oahu sites include sports, dance and art classes. Nearly 2,000 students are currently registered with the organization.
How to Help: Volunteers are needed to assist teachers in a variety of courses, from hip-hop dance to cooking class. Volunteers are asked to help out three hours after school, for two or more days a week.
How to Give: Money donated supports the program’s initiatives, such as preparing youth for high school, career exploration and service learning. After-School All-Stars Hawaii, 4747 Kilauea Ave. #207, Honolulu, HI, 734-1314, kintera.org/site/c.nuIXL7MNJtE/b.5332073/k.BDCE/Home.htm.
This group of early education schools offers high-quality learning and childcare programs at affordable rates at various locations across Oahu. The non-profit offers classes for children ages 2 through 5, including an Adult Day Center that integrates young children and senior citizens in a safe environment.
How to Help: Seagull Schools is looking for classroom volunteers at least 16 years old, who are available between the times of 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
How to Give: Donations go towards supporting any one of the seven Seagull Schools programs, including purchasing school supplies and paying staff. Seagull Schools, 1300 Kailua Rd., Kailua, HI 96734, 261-8534, seagullschools.com.
Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center
The Discovery Center provides an interactive learning environment for children to inspire creativity and discovery. The center’s exhibitions, such as “Your Rainbow World,” offer an introduction to various cultures from around the globe and are designed to promote self-esteem and offer growing minds a window to the world beyond their immediate surroundings.
How to Help: The center needs responsible gallery volunteers who enjoy working with children. Volunteers are asked to commit for a minimum of six months, and training is provided. Youth ages 15 to 17, college interns and community organizations are also welcome to apply.
How to Give: Donations pay for the maintenance of exhibits and educational programs, as well as books for the library and art supplies. Contributions also subsidize school field trips—more than 10,000 school children visit the center each year, and a $100 donation lowers the admission cost dramatically for a class of 20 children. Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St., Honolulu, HI 96813, 524-5437, discoverycenterhawaii.org.