HONOLULU Family Volunteer Day 2016


Courtesy: Malama Maunalua

Thank you to all the families that participated in our inaugural Volunteer Day!  Watch for signups for our 2017 event on honolulufamily.com starting December 1, 2016.


On January 9, 2016 HONOLULU Family will hold its first ever HONOLULU Family Volunteer Day. Parent and child teams across Oahu will have an opportunity to give back by getting hands-on to help out nonprofits that focus on families.

HONOLULU Family has worked closely with the participating groups to create work projects suited for younger volunteers and their parents. The activities are active, kept to an hour and fun!

Each team must consist of an adult and a child. We will allow two children per one adult only if both children are over the age of 8 years old. 

Read about our opportunities then select your top three choices for activities and shift times. We will assign spaces on a first come, first served basis.

Here are our partners for this first Volunteer Day.

Registration is closed for our first Volunteer Day. Thank you so much for your interest!

Sorry, this workshop is full. Habitat for Humanity with the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center – Paint and plant seeds in planter boxes created from donated wood. Kids will probably get paint and dirt on them, so keep that in mind when dressing.

Location: Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St.

Ages: 4 years and older

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Teams per shift: 8 parent-child teams

Hawaii Nature Center – Kids will be learning about and pulling invasive weeds at the Nature Center’s Tantalus headquarters.

Location: 2131 Makiki Heights Drive

Ages: 5 years and older

Time: Choose one of two shifts. 8:30-9:30 a.m. The 10 a.m. workshop is full.

Teams per shift: 10 parent-child teams

Honolulu Theatre for Youth – Kids will be beautifying the Tenney Theatre and the box office area outside in downtown Honolulu. This will include sweeping, vacuuming an dusting inside the theatre. Outside, kids will be pulling weeds, spreading mulch and doing some light groundswork to get the theatre set for the new year!

Location: Tenney Theatre, 229 Queen Emma Square

Ages: 6 years and older

Time: Choose from two shifts. 9-10 a.m. The 10 a.m. workshop is full.

Teams per shift: 10 parent-child teams

Malama Maunalua – Remove invasive algae from the reef off of Kuliouou Beach Park. Kids will not only help clear the water of this dangerous invader, they will likely spot all sorts of marine life in the process.

Location: Kuliouou Beach Park

Ages: 5 years and older

Time: Choose from three shifts. 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon.

Teams per shift: Up to 50

Footwear Note:  Malama Maunalua will provide glove and tabis for all participants, but tabi sizes are 5 through 13. So if your child’s foot is smaller, bring shoes you don’t mind getting wet.