Volunteer kudos: From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 5, several volunteers from the Joint Action in Community Service Inc. will be honored with a luncheon for the service they have been providing for at-risk youths. Some of the volunteers have been with the national human-service agency for more than 10 years, a few more than 20 years. The volunteers help the youths make the transition into becoming self-reliant adults. They assist former Job Corps students in searching for jobs, finding affordable housing, and facing issues regarding their future.
The luncheon will be held at the Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant in Nui Valley Shopping Center. For more information, call Cheryl White at the agency's San Francisco branch, (415) 975-4707.
Sierra Club: Ala Wai Boat Harbor cleanup, 8 a.m. Sept. 6, meet at the Harbor Master's Office; and Sierra Club Stream cleanup behind the Hygienic Store at 47-528 Kamehameha Highway, 9 a.m. Sept. 7.
Miconia removal project, Oct. 11.
Citizen Action Project: Waimanalo Beach cleanup, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 6. Meet at Waimanalo Beach Park parking lot. Call 941-4854.
Kewaena Beach cleanup, by Bonzai Pipeline, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 20. Meet at Ehukai Beach Park, North Shore. Call 941-4854.
Diamond Head Beach cleanup, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 27. Meet on Diamond Head Road, near lighthouse. Information, 941-4854.
Waikiki Aquarium: Adult volunteers needed for "Edge of the Reef" program. Volunteers will answer questions about Hawaii's waters and marine life and guide visitors. Free nine-session training classes, 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, beginning Sept. 9. Register by calling Carol Hopper, 923-9741.
Guides also needed for elementary school tours. Free docent training program, 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, beginning Oct. 2. Register by calling Mary Pickett at 923-9741.
Hawaii Literacy Inc.: Orientations for prospective tutors, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 13, Central Union Church, Ewa-Mauka Room.
Tutor training classes for those who attended the orientation, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 11, Central Union Church, Ewa-Mauka Room. Must attend all four classes within a session. Pre-registration required for the tutor training sessions, which cost $25. Information, 537-6706.
Back-to-School craft fair: Entertainers and volunteers needed for Muscular Dystrophy Association's craft fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13-14, Thomas Square. Entertainers are needed to perform for 45 minutes each hour from noon-3 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 486-2697.
Honolulu Academy of Arts: Tour guides needed. Bilingual a plus. Training begins Sept. 15. Fee. Call 532-8726.
Affordable Housing and Homeless Alliance: Talk to people about the rental housing situation. Call 845-4565 or 843-2445.
Aloha Festivals: Help produce the annual all-islands celebration. Call 545-1771; neighbor islands, 800-852-7690.
Aloha Health Care Center: Call 247-2220.
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 Box Car Racing International: Volunteers needed for race announcing, registration, computerized race scoring, driving instructors, setup/tear down, track marshall and starters. Training available for all positions. Races held 18 Saturdays a year. Call 947-3393.
American Cancer Society: Volunteers needed for clerical assistance for all branches; "Toppers" to help fit cancer patients at home with free wigs; breast cancer survivors to help others "Reach to Recovery"; people with medical knowledge to man the library and call-in telephone lines; and driver for "Angels on Wheels." Training provided. Call 595-7500.
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: Help with health fairs and other events. No experience necessary. Call 537-5966 ext. 300.
Arthritis Foundation: Volunteers will be recruited by telephone for the "Our Home to Yours" program to raise funds for arthritis education, prevention and research. Call 235-3636 on Oahu, 244-0290 on Maui, 800-462-0743 neighbor islands.
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.
Citizen Action Project: Beachcombers and snorkelers needed for weekly cleanups at Waikiki Beach, 5:15 p.m. Mondays. Call 941-4854.
Clean Air Team: Cheerful people needed to lead the Diamond Head hike 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. Call Scott at 528-0528.
Comfort, Security and Independence: Help the elderly and disabled maintain their independence at home and in the community. Services include financial organization, telephone chats, visits. 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: Volunteer case managers needed to provide assessment, individual service planning and ongoing monitoring and service coordination activities for individuals with developmental disabilities/mental retardation. Call Gail, 733-9191.
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, guardians and other help needed. Call 522-0830, 522-0831 or 522-0832.
Friendship Force: Volunteers needed to host visitors and be "ambassadors" overseas in international exchanges with 53 nations. No political or religious affiliation. Call Leta Wright, 949-1295.
Gay and Lesbian Community Center: Lifeguard program looking for outreach volunteers for parks, beaches, bars and other places where HIV prevention/education may not be available. Call David at 951-7000.
Help with phones, fund-raising, speakers' bureau, other duties. Call 951-7000.
Girl Scouts: Work with scout troops. Call 595-8400.
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.
Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center: Need fun loving, good natured and responsible people to assist with recreational activities like bingo, cooking and art projects, or to "talk story" with residents. Musical talent, craft demonstrations and dance performances welcomed. Call 537-3371, extention 188.
Hanauma Bay: Lead tours to educate visitors about the fragile coral reef and coastal environment. Call 395-2211.
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.
Hawai'i Community Foundation: Call 537-6333.
Hawaii Foodbank: Call 836-3600.
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 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.
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 State Library: Help at Library Store. Call Roger Downward at 831-7896. Sales support the public library system.
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 Habitat for Humanity: Skilled and unskilled builders welcome at projects in Waianae and Waimanalo. Call 988-9339.
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: Help at the front desk or lead garden tours. Call Anne or Olive at 233-7323.
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: Guardians make sure that "house rules" are observed and help visitors when needed; training provided. Also needed are clerks for the Palace Shop. 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.
Islamic Information Office: Disseminate information about Islam. Call 529-5092. Also contact http://www.hula.net/~rashid for activities.
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 needs docents and guides, case aides, mentors for teens, clerical help, data entry clerks and computer gurus. 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.
Ka Iwi Action Council: Help preserve the shoreline from Hanauma Bay to the Makapuu Point lighthouse. Meetings 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Waiokeola Church Preschool, 4705 Kilauea Ave. Call 262-7622.
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.
"Keikisaks": Volunteers needed to sew, fill and distribute "saks" of toiletries, dental hygiene products, combs, pens and paper, pencils, toys, books, hair ornaments, coloring books and crayons and other items for homeless children. Teenagers welcomed. Meetings are held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Information at 538-3598 or 924-6783.
KCAA Pre-Schools of Hawaii: Volunteers needed for the Thrift Shop. Call Judy, 941-9414.
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.
Literacy Program: Help others learn to read. 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.
Mission Houses Museum: Volunteers needed for daily operations and special events. On-call volunteers also needed in the gift shop. Call Jack at 531-0481, extension 13.
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.
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.
PREVENT Child Abuse Hawaii: Office projects, two hours a month. Call 951-0200.
Probation: Support probation officers as case aides or mentors. Call 539-4880.
Queen's Medical Center: Help at information desk or gift shop, in waiting rooms or offices or with patients. Call 547-4397. Gift shop proceeds go to hospital programs.
Quest for Partners: Handle clerical work and other duties for affordable housing program. Call 941-2234 or 941-2231.
Recycling Association: Call 599-1976.
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 973-5683.
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.
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 and help in the recreation therapy department. Also need volunteers for the clerical pool for its July-October service cycle. Volunteers 16 and older are asked to work one shift a week. To apply, call 951-3646.
Sierra Club: Trail building at Maunawili Trail. Call 538-6616.
Sisters Offering Support: Assist with drop-in centers and outreach programs for women and children escaping prostitution. Volunteers must be committed and sensitive to women issues for leadership position. Former sex-workers welcomed. Call 521-3453 for an interview.
Straub Hospital: Help in wards and gift shop. Call 522-3299.
Susannah Wesley Community Center: Drop-in attendants needed for at-risk youth summer recreation program, 2 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Two-hour shifts. Call Naomi Takasaki, 847-1535.
Symphony Thrift Shop: Call 593-0597.
Trees for Life project: Donate or volunteer to pick fruit for the needy. Call 941-4854.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS): Help update Hawaii topographic maps. Must be 18-years-old or older. Younger people can volunteer with parental consent. To obtain a free package of information about the ESC map annotation project, including an agreement form, write to Earth Science Corps, Mail Stop 513, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va. 20192; email to email@example.com; or call toll free to record a message at 1-800-254-8040 (leave a complete mailing address).
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.
Provide service in the Auxiliary Thrift Shop and Gift Shop, which support hospital fund-raising. Thrift Shop workers collect and display goods; Gift Shop workers price and stock merchandise and help with fund-raiser planning. Call Medy at 621-4380.
Waikiki Friendly Neighbors Program: Visit isolated seniors. Call 926-8032.
Waikiki Health Center: Training provided for volunteers at statewide STD/AIDS Hotline. Call 922-4787.
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.