Community Service Opportunities
The following organizations welcome student volunteers.
Institute for Human Services
Volunteer with children at Institute for Human Services homeless shelter. Help organize after school activities, do arts and crafts, help with homework, etc. One shift per week, 3-month committment required, age 15 and up.
Junior Achievement of Hawaii
High school students are partnered with elementary level classes to teach innovative business concepts through fun hands-on activities.
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
The organization's mission is to find a cure for juvenile diabetes through the support of research.
Kuakini Health System
Volunteers at this medical center and nursing home participate in companionship activities as well as clerical support and patient assistance.
Mission Houses Museum
The Mission Houses Museum interprets cultural interaction of Hawaiians during Hawaii's missionary period of 1820-1863 and offers exhibits, guided tours and a research library.
Organ Donor Center of Hawaii
The mission of the Organ Donor Center is to save lives by recovering organs for transplant and to encourage donation through community education.
There are various volunteer opportunities ranging from filing and office work to working as a nursing aid or volunteering in the ER (ages 18 and over). Ages 15 and over.
The Volunteer Internship is a beneficial program serving high school and college students. Its mission is two-fold: first, to introduce students to a professional work environment in the media and non-profit industry, and second, to harness and utilize the talent, energy and spare time of students to continue bringing quality programming to Hawaii.
River of Life Mission
The River of Life Mission is an organization dedicated to helping the homeless and restoring broken lives through rescue and rehabilitation services.
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House provides a place for seriously ill children and their families to stay. Volunteer opportunities include house keeping, gardening, office work, and interacting with the children and families.
There are opportunities to help various departments filing, organizaing, and preparing paper work. There are also opportunities in recreation therapy interacting with patients from all over the Pacific Rim while they recover from surgery. Ages 15 and over.
The Sierra Club's goal is to explore and protect the environment through the removal of invasive plants, beach clean ups, Heiau cleaning and wildlife habitat restoration.
YWCA Youth Advisory Board
This group meets twice a month and takes part in service projects and works with the YWCA Board of Directors (for girls between 14 and 19 years of age).