Volunteer Calendar
This list of volunteer activities is compiled by the Star-Bulletin staff. If your group or organization would like to be included, please send information to Community Calendar, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu 96802 or fax the material to 523-8509, or send e-mail to citydesk@starbulletin.com.

Thursday, October 17, 1996


Teaming for Tomorrow: Career mentors are sought for high school girls. Hawaii Girl Scouts will present a career exploration conference Jan. 23 and 24; volunteers are also needed to help with registration, chaperone and transportation duties. Call 595-8400 ext. 212. Interested students must register by Nov. 15.

Citizen Action Project: Beachcombers and snorkelers needed for weekly cleanups at Waikiki Beach. Meet 5:15 p.m. Mondays at the Kapahulu Seawall. Reserve at 941-4854.

Arthritis Foundation: Volunteers will be recruited by telephone for the “Our Home to Yours” program to raise funds for arthritis education, prevention and research.

One volunteer in each neighborhood will mail letters requesting donations from residents, then forward donations to the local office. Call 235-3636 on Oahu, 244-0290 on Maui, 800-462-0743 neighbor islands.




Aloha Health Care Center: Call 247-2220.

Aloha Preservation Association: Japanese speakers can help preserve the aloha spirit in Waikiki. Call 923-1058.

Alzheimer's Association: Help with projects, office tasks, respite care, public speaking or support groups. Training provided. Call 591-2771. Caregiver experience preferred for coordinator and HELPLINE volunteers.

American Cancer Society: Answer phones and help in Honolulu office for two to three hours, one or two days a week. "Toppers" help fit cancer patients at home for free wigs. Breast cancer survivors help others "Reach to Recovery." Training provided. Call 522-0333.

American Civil Liberties Union: Record complaints four hours a week. Call 545-1722.

American Heart Association: Call 538-7021.

American Institute for Foreign Study: Coordinate student-exchange program. Call 800-322-4678.

American Lung Association: Work in health programs or with children in a self-help summer program. Call 537-5966.

Angels on Wheels: Drive patients to and from treatment centers. Call the American Cancer Society at 522-0333.


Big Brothers/Big Sisters: Big Brothers needed. Call 521-3811.

Bishop Museum: Lead school tours and conduct programs in Hawaiian Hall one morning a week. No experience necessary; training provided. Call 848-4180.

Blood Bank of Hawaii: Call donors. Call 848-4725.

Boy Scouts: Teach scouting skills in Leeward Oahu. Call 595-6366.


Castle Medical Center: Call 263-5337.

Central Oahu Community Mental Health Center: Provide clerical support in typing, filing and photocopying. Computer experience a plus. Call Margaret Sagaysay at 456-4224.

Child & Family Service: Retired social workers, nurses and other health professionals needed for occasional home assessment visits with seniors. Call 521-2377 or 538-3400.

Help with health support groups for older adults in Honolulu, Aiea, Kailua, Kaneohe, Waianae, Waialua and Waipahu, two mornings a week. Call Abby Brown at 538-3400.

Clean Air Team: Cheerful people needed to lead the Diamond Head hike 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. Call Scott at 528-0528.

CSI (Comfort, Security, Independence): Help the elderly and disabled maintain their independence at home and in the community. Services include financial organization, telephone chats, visits and shopping trips. Call Bettylou Schauer at 538-0353.

Contemporary Museum: Help at front desk, museum shop, collections, children's art program and office. Art background a plus, but not necessary. Call 526-1322.


Department of Corrections: Duties with or without inmate contact. Call 587-2557.

Department of Health: Provide companionship to developmentally disabled adults confined to health care facilities. Training provided. Call Gail at 733-8345.

Department of Human Services: Care for abused and neglected children. Call Foster Home Certification Unit at 832-5105.


Easter Seal Society: Help people with developmental disabilities through the Adult Continuing Education program. Call 596-8678.

Epilepsy Foundation: Fund-raising and clerical work. Call 951-7705.


Find homes: The Coalition for Housing Homeless People with Mental Illness seeks to provide safe and supportive housing. Call 845-4565.

Foster Botanical Garden: Help in reception, herb garden, pruning or other duties for a few hours each week. Training provided. Call 522-7063.

Friends of Honolulu Hale: City and County program matches volunteers with activities to help Honolulu and community groups. Call Henry Hekekia at 523-4487.

Friends of 'Iolani Palace: Tour aides and other help needed. Call 522-0831 or 522-0832.


Gay and Lesbian Community Center: Help with phones, fund-raising, speakers' bureau, other duties. Call 951-7000.

GIFTSX2: Clerks wanted for four-hour shifts at not-for-profit Aloha Tower Marketplace store that benefits HIV/AIDS services. Call 524-4186.

Girl Scouts: Work with scout troops. Call 595-8400.

Global Children's Organization: Collect and ship supplies, or work in office, program or fund-raising. Organization seeks American families for orphans in other nations, delivers donations and brings in children who need surgery. Call 545-2823.

Governor's Office: State Volunteer Services and Special Projects supports citizen participation within state government and the community. Call 586-7200.


Halawa Xeriscape Garden: Guides needed. Call 527-6126.

Hale Kako'o Respite Center: Spend time with elders who have early and mid-stage dementia. Orientation and training provided. Call Pam at 595-0556.

Hanauma Bay: Lead tours to educate visitors about the fragile coral reef and coastal environment. Call 956-2870 or 956-9661.

Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education: Advocate arts in the schools or help in speakers' bureau or office. Call 545-5872.

Hawaii Army Volunteer Program: Help in organizations and agencies that support the Army. Call 655-2412.

Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry: Office and community work. Call 524-6619.

Hawaii CAN: The Community Action Network promotes volunteer programs of state and community groups and works with the Voluntary Action Center to form a database of volunteers. Call 536-5006. For promotional help, call 586-7200.

Hawaii Children's Museum: Call 592-5437.

Hawai'i Community Foundation: Call 537-6333.

Hawaii Foodbank: Call 836-3600.

Hawaii Habitat for Humanity: Housing projects, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 988-9339.

Hawaii Heritage Center: Learn the history of Hawaii and Chinatown and lead walking tours of Chinatown once a month. Call 521-2749 or visit the center at 1128 Smith St., second floor.

Hawaii Jaycees: Looking for people ages 21 to 39 interested in volunteering, improving professional and personal skills and attending social and sports programs. Call 537-6686.

Hawaii Literacy: Call 537-6706.

Hawaii Lupus Foundation: Office work, fund-raising, helping patients and families. Call 538-1522.

Hawai'i Maritime Center: Help at admissions counter or in gift shop. Ask for Karla at 526-0906.

Hawaii Mothers' Milk: Clerical and other nonpatient help needed. Call Gloria at 947-6920.

Hawai'i Nature Center: Help with hands-on, outdoor education programs for elementary students. Center provides naturalist, teaching and first aid training. Call 955-0100.

Hawaii Osteoporosis Foundation: Help nonprofit research organization with mailers, phone calls and fund-raising. Training provided; those with medical backgrounds can help with projects. Call 592-2643.

Hawaii State Alliance for the Mentally Ill: Office work, fund-raising, teaching. Call 737-2778.

Hawaii Theatre Center: Training provided for ushers and ticket-takers. Call 528-5535.

Hawaiian Humane Society: Provide foster care for baby animals; help elderly, disabled or ill people care for pets; or reunite lost pets with owners. Training provided. Foster "parents" and Lost & Found workers may call 946-2187 ext. 216; pet care assistants, ext. 217.

Hawaiian Railway Society: Railroad track workers and fine wood refinishers needed. Call 681-5461.

Heeia State Park: Greet visitors. Call 247-3156.

Historic Hawai'i Foundation: Help with special events, archives, community relations and other jobs. Foundation seeks to restore and preserve sites and buildings that reflect Hawaii's culture. Training provided. Call Keri Sison at 523-2900.

Honolulu Academy of Arts: Assist with various tasks. Call 532-8737. Or help in Garden Cafe, Academy Theatre, shop and library.

Honolulu Botanical Gardens: Help in the daily operation of Foster, Liliuokalani, Ho'omaluhia, Koko Crater and Wahiawa gardens. Or prepare an inventory of art in the archives, three to four hours a week. Call Hilly at 522-7063.

Honolulu Nutrition Program: Deliver meals to homebound seniors. Call 531-0555 ext. 23.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth: Ushers needed. Call 839-9885.

Honolulu Zoo: Help the education staff as a docent; or help with gardening, animal care or office tasks. Leave your name and phone number at 971-7187.

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden: Lead interpretive walks or greet visitors. Training runs six Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Call 233-7323. Share plant information and work on floral arrangements, displays, photographs and special events.

Hospice Hawaii: Help terminally ill people and their families with companionship, homemaking services, errands and patient care. Call 924-9255.

HUGS: Provide Help, Understanding & Group Support to families with children who have life-threatening illnesses. Call 521-4847. Special events and office help needed also.


Iolani Palace: Conduct tours. Call 522-0830.

Institute for Human Services: Share what you know and help others fulfill their potential at the Education Center 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Teaching experience not needed. Call Katie Doyle at 537-4944. Or help in social work department, kitchen, office and at front desk.

International Hospitality Center: Nonprofit group seeks hosts for international exchange students, foreign military and government and foundation grantees. Hospitality may consist of sightseeing, meals, recreation and homestays (two days to three weeks). Call 521-3554.


Japan-America Society of Hawaii: Help in office. Call 524-4450.

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii: Help in office, galleries, gift shop, research, committees, oral history work and special projects. Greeters work three-hour shifts; guides lead at least two tours a month. Call 945-7633.

Joint Action in Community Service: Advise youth returning from Job Corps training. Call 800-521-5227.

Judiciary: Volunteers in Public Service to the courts include court clerk aides, guides, messengers, bailiffs, others. Writers, photographers, researchers and job coaches also needed. Call 539-4880.

Judiciary Foster Parenting Program: Foster homes needed for Family Court teens; stipend provided. Call 539-5910.

Judiciary History Center: Guides for center needed. Call 539-4999.

Junior Achievement of Hawaii: Help students learn about business. Training and materials supplied. Call 524-2211.


Kaiser Permanente Medical Center: Adults and youths needed for patient or nonpatient tasks. Call 834-9168. Gift shop seeks cashiers, stock room clerks, display and PR persons, at least four hours a week. Call 834-9108.

Kalihi-Palama Immigrant Service Center: Help immigrant youth learn English. Call 845-3918.

Kuakini Medical Center: Flexible shifts at the information desk are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Call 547-9184.


Leeward YMCA: Work with youth. Call 671-6495.

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: Produce the Radio Reading Service 7 to 9 a.m. one day a week, Monday through Friday. Training provided. Call Bob Krehl at 732-7767.

Life Foundation and Pacificare: Help someone with HIV/AIDS. Call 971-2437 or 971-3600.

Literacy Program: Help others learn to read. Training at Leeward Community College to work at Pearl City and Waianae campuses and in the community. Call 455-0307 or 455-0477.

Lyon Arboretum: Native Forest Restoration Project workdays 8:30 a.m. to noon the third Saturday each month. Guides and gardeners also needed. Call 988-7378.


MADD: Help Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Call 533-3515. Survivors of drunk driving crashes may call 538-6233 to join the Victim Impact Panel.

Makiki Library: Call 522-7076.

March of Dimes: Help in "Babies and You" prenatal education program. Call 536-1045.

Memorial Society of Hawaii: Help with office duties for an organization that helps families plan for a loved one's death and funeral services. Call 946-6822.

Mid-Pacific Road Runners: Work as course marshals and at aid station and finish line. Call Joan Davis at 955-0902.

Mission Houses Museum: Guide walking tours. Call 531-0481.

Moanalua Gardens Foundation: Lead informative weekend hikes on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Call 839-5334.

Moiliili Community Center: Work with seniors or children or in thrift shop. Call 955-1555.

Multiple Sclerosis Society: Call 531-4127; on the Big Island, 935-7616; or the national office at 800-FIGHT MS.

Muscular Dystrophy Association: Call 486-2697.


Neighborhood Justice Center: Learn the skill of conflict resolution as a volunteer mediator, helping people resolve their disputes without going to court. Mediators are needed from all walks of life. Call 521-6767.


Office of Consumer Protection: Learn the law and assist the public in landlord-tenant questions and problems. Call 586-2630.

Organ Donor Center of Hawaii: Public relations. Call 599-7630.


PACE Hawaii: Work with seniors. Call 832-6114.

PACE Institute International: Nonprofit group seeks representatives to serve as liaisons for local schools, host families and students. Call 800-548-7223.

Pacific Aerospace Museum: Conduct tours. Call 839-0777.

Pacific Home and Community Care: Care for HIV patients. Call 971-3600.

Palolo Chinese Home: Attend to elderly residents. Call 737-2555.

Peace Corps: Volunteer opportunities overseas. Call 800-424-8580.

Pearl Harbor Family Service Center: Help service personnel and their families. Call 474-2220.

People Attentive to Children: Clerical work. Call 842-3874.

PREVENT Child Abuse Hawaii: Office projects, two hours a month. Call 951-0200.


Queen's Medical Center gift shop: Cashiers needed who are willing to stock, deliver packages within the hospital, create gift baskets and help with other duties. All proceeds go to hospital departments and programs. Call 547-4239 or 547-4612.

Quest for Partners: Handle clerical work and other duties for affordable housing program. Call 941-2234 or 941-2231.


Recycling Association: Call 599-1976.

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific: Help in day treatment program or gift shop. Call 531-3511.

Respite Connection: Reassure caregivers working with elderly. Call 847-3295.

RESULTS: Responsibility for Ending Starvation Using Legislation, Trim-tabbing and Support seeks to end hunger, eliminate infectious disease, promote self-sufficiency and provide micro-enterprise loan programs, here and abroad. Call 921-9955.

River of Life Mission: Organization provides meals, food boxes, clothing and medical care to homeless and needy. Help with office and telephone tasks, food service, pickups and more. Call 524-7656.

Ronald McDonald House: Work with families of critically ill children. Call 942-8183.


St. Francis Medical Center: Care for terminally ill patients in hospice program, work in gift shop and other services. Call 595-7566 or 547-6245.

Save Outdoor Sculpture: Call 523-4674 on Oahu; 935-5021 on the Big Island; 572-6560 on Maui; and 822-3373 on Kauai.

Shelters for Abused Spouses and Children: Emergency shelter needs volunteers 18 and older who can give at least four to eight hours a week for six months. Duties range from preparing meals and distributing donations to answering hot line calls and organizing children's activities. Call the Child & Family Service at 543-8471.

Shriners Hospital: Help with activities to improve socialization among patients. Volunteers 16 and older are asked to work one shift a week. To apply, call 951-3606.

Straub Hospital: Help in wards and gift shop. Call 522-3299.

Symphony Thrift Shop: Call 593-0597.


Therapeutic Horsemanship: Work with horses and handicapped children at Olomana Ranch in Waimanalo. Places for everyone. Call 262-1900.

Top Gun Hydrofest: Plan the hydroplane races in Pearl Harbor. Call 471-0818.


USO: Assist military personnel and families in transit by serving at International Airport and Hickam USO facilities. Call 836-3351.


Variety Club and Very Special Arts Hawaii: Help with fund-raising. Call 955-5106 or 735-4325.

Very Special Arts Hawaii: Help with art programs. Call 735-4325.

Voluntary Action Center: Learn about volunteer positions in the community. Call 536-7234.


Wahiawa General Hospital: Share your talent -- gardening, sewing, crafts, cooking or music -- with seniors in the Long Term Care Program. Call Janet Sebala at 621-4359.

Waikiki Aquarium: Help in Natural Selection gift shop. Call 923-9741.

Waikiki Friendly Neighbors Program: Visit isolated seniors. Call 926-8032.

Waikiki Health Center: Answer phones for STD/AIDS hotline. Call 922-1313.

Waikiki Lifelong Learning Center: Tutor employees from hotels and small businesses in workplace literacy, preparation for a high-school diploma and English. Call 924-7505.

Winners at Work: Organize fun events. Not-for-profit service brings together employers and job seekers with physical challenges. Call Carol at 532-2100.

World Heritage: Nonprofit student exchange organization seeks representatives to serve as liaisons for high schools, host families, students and Heritage offices, and to recruit teens for travels abroad. Reimbursement provided for expenses. Call 303-252-8215 or 800-888-9040.



YWCA of Oahu: Call 538-7061.


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