Community Kōkua

Community Kōkua—Volunteer Opportunities

Please use provided contacts for more information.

AdvoCATS

Methodist Church Palani, Kailua Kona
3rd Saturday, 10am
Trap, neuter, spay, community education, colony feeding and management.
Contact Cathy or Nancy
Email
808.327.3724

Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island

Monday–Friday, 2:30–5 pm
Hilo, Kea‘au, Pāhoa, Pāhala, Oceanview, Hāmākua
Volunteers needed for quality after school programs for youths 6–18.
Contact Gail
808.961.5536

Calabash Cousins

Hulihe‘e Palace Grounds, Kailua Kona
2nd Thursday of the month, 1–2:30 pm
Men and women who support the mission of the Daughters of Hawai‘i.
Contact BK Calder
808.329.9555

CommUNITYCares

Kailua Kona
Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm
Saturday, 9am–2pm
Community suffering from cancer, medical hair loss, and domestic abuse.
Contact Tiana Steinberg
808.326.2866

Donkey Mill Art Center

Holualoa
Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture
Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm
Volunteers help in arts education program.
Contact Anne Catlin
808.322.3362

Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art (aka East Hawaii Cultural Council)

Hilo
Monday–Friday, 8am–3pm
Volunteer in the art galleries, performing arts, classes, workshops, festivals.
Email
808.961.5711

Friends of NELHA

Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i, Keahole Kona
Monday–Friday, 9am–noon
Share Ocean Science/Technology using deep ocean water.
808.329.8073

Hamakua Youth Foundation, Inc.

Hamakua Youth Center, Honoka‘a
Daily, Mon. Tue. Fri. 2–5:30pm
Wed. 1–5:30 pm, Thu. 2–8 pm
Serving Hamakuaʻs school-age kids.
Contact T. Mahealani Maiku‘i
808.775.0976

Hawaii Adult Literacy/Volunteer Training

Hawai‘i Community College, Kailua-Kona
Ongoing 11am–3:30pm
Training to teach low-literacy adults to improve their reading and writing.
Email

Hawai‘i Island Humane Society

Kona Shelter, Kailua-Kona
Monday–Saturday, 9am–5pm
Need volunteers 16 or older, parent/child team 6 or older.
Contact Bebe Ackerman
808.217.0154

Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund  

Wai’ōhinu Coastline, Ka’ū
SE Hawai’i Island beach cleanups.
Ongoing 7:45am
Contact Megan Lamson
808.769.7629

Hospice Care

North Hawaii Hospice, Waimea
Monday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm
Care for families facing serious illness.
Contact Catrinka Holland, Volunteer Coordinator
808.885.7547

Hospice of Hilo, East Hawai‘i

Serving Laupāhoehoe to South Point
Ongoing
Seeking volunteers to provide staff support and care to patients and families.
Contact Jeanette Mochida
808.969.1733

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i

Hilo
Tuesday-Sunday 9am–5pm
Assist with tours, shows, education programs and membership.
Contact Roxanne Ching
808.969.9704

Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center

Kahalu’u Beach, Kailua-Kona
Daily 9:30am–4:30pm
ReefTeach Volunteers educate visitors on reef etiquette and protection.
Contact Rachel Silverman
808.887.6411

Kalani Retreat Center

Kalapana
Varied Schedules
Volunteers needed in: Skilled trades, maintenance, housekeeping, kitchen, horticulture.
Contact Volunteer Office
808.965.7828

Kohala Animal Relocation & Education Service (KARES)

Kamuela/Kona Shopping Area
Saturdays and/or Sundays, 11am–4pm
Volunteers needed to assist with pet adoption events.
Contact Deborah Cravatta
808.333.6299

Kona Choral Society

Kailua-Kona
Seeking volunteers for help with box office and ushering at our concerts.
Contact John Week
808.334.9880

Kona Toastmasters

Kailua-Kona
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6pm
Contact Lynn Bell
808.989.7494

Lions Clubs Internaitonal

Various Locations, Kailua-Kona
2nd Tuesday, 5:30pm
“We Serve” is the motto of Lions Clubs International.
Contact Lani
808.325.1973

Make-A-Wish Hawaii

Ongoing
Granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Email
808.537.3118

North Kohala Community Resource Center

Kohala Welcome Center, Hawi
Everyday, 9am–noon or noon–3pm
Greet the residents and visitors to North Kohala with Aloha.
Contact Juanity Rivera
808.889.5523

Paradise Ponies, Carousel of Aloha

Hilo Coffee Mill, Mountain View
Ongoing
Volunteers needed to help create the Carousel of Aloha Pavilion.
Contact Katherine Patton
808.315.1093

Parrots in Paradise Sanctuary

Kealakekua
Flexible hours, Monday–Friday
Sanctuary for displaced parrots.
Contact Dorothy Walsh
808.322.3006

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

Kurtistown
Ongoing
Volunteers needed to help care for the animals, repairs and maintenance to the Sanctuary, and help with the office paperwork.
Contact Mary Rose
808.982.5110

Snorkel Day for People with Disabilities

Kahalu‘u Beach Park, Kailua-Kona
3rd Friday, 10am–2pm
Volunteers needed.
Contact Stephanie Kovatch
808.326.4400 x 4017

Sundayʻs Child Foundation

Kamuela
Serving at-risk youth aged 6 to 17. Volunteers needed island wide.
Contact Lauren Rainier
877.375.9191

The Pregnancy Center

Kailua-Kona (serves the entire island)
Monday–Friday
Volunteers needed and appreciated! Free pregnancy testing, ultra sound, and client support.
Contact Matthew Schaetzle, Director
808.326.2060

Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona
Volunteers are the heart and soul of this program. All levels of expertise needed.
Contact Nancy Bloomfield
808.937.7903