Community Partners Directory: Community and Economic Development

Aloha United Way

Address: 200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Suite 700
Honolulu HI 96817
Phone: 543-2214
Fax: 543-2222
Organization Description: Focuses on developing a safety net to help and protect the most vulnerable members of our society. Ultimate goal is to ensure that everyone on Oahu is safe and healthy, continues learning throughout life, is economically self-reliant, and lives in a caring community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Everything from data entry to policy making to placing groups with external member organizations.
Special Requirements: Willingness to sign volunteer release. Prefer willingness to sign photo release.

Atherton YMCA

Address: 1810 University Ave.
Honolulu HI 96822
Phone: 946-0253
Fax: 941-7802
Contact: Anthony Yee
Organization Description: Focuses on university students and young adults.
Volunteer Opportunities: Childcare, mentoring, teen work, fitness, aquatics, computer lab monitor, clerical.
Special Requirements: 18 years of age, criminal background check; minimum five hours per week. Job specific training provided.

Catholic Charities Family Services

Address: 200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Suite 200
Honolulu HI 96817
Phone: 536-1794
Fax: 599-8761
Organization Description: Provide social service programs to individuals, families, and children in the community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative assistance.
Special Requirements: Clerical and computer experience needed.

Catholic Charities Hawaii

Address: 250 Vineyard Street
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 537-6321 Ext: 304
Fax: 585-6197
Contact: Lynn Koga
Title: HR Director
Organization Category: Community and Economic Development
Organization Description: Social service that offers 38 programs.
Volunteer Opportunities: Assistance to staff with daily functions. Limited access to certain services due to client confidentiality.
Special Requirements: Available at a minimum of 15 hours per week for three months.

Good Beginnings Alliance

Address: 33 S. King St., Suite 200
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 531-5502 x 317
Fax: 531-5702
Contact: Kit Wynkoop
Organization Description: Focus on early care and education through public awareness. Community development, advocacy, and professional development.
Volunteer Opportunities: Range of opportunities from operations to community outreach.
Special Requirements: Junior level or higher in class standing.

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii

Address: 2610 Kilihau Street
Honolulu HI 96819
Phone: 836-0313
Contact: Michelle Forster
Organization Description: Goodwill helps people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient.
Volunteer Opportunities: Marketing Assistant

Hawaii Alliance for Community Based Economic Development

Address: 677 Ala Moana Blvd., #702
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 550-2661
Fax: 534-1199
Contact: John Higgins
Title: Capacity Building Associate
Organization Description: Program to maximize the effectiveness of people working in communities and the non-profit sector to build a healthier and safer Hawaii through community based economic development.
Volunteer Opportunities: Community Connection, a nine month training event, held over 7 weekend sessions. Capacity building training for organizations that are doing ventures to promote social, environmental, cultural. Advocacy, membership support.
Special Requirements: Someone with an interest in this kind of work.

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling (HCALG)

Address: 1124 Fort Street Mall, Suite 209
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 524-7766
Organization Description: A coalition of organizations and citizens committed to preventing authorization of legalized gambling into Hawaii through educating legislators and the public.
Volunteer Opportunities: Excerpting short articles to be given to a variety of recipients: legislators, health professionals, general public, youth and social workers. Needs to be interested in gambling issues.
Special Requirements: Journalism and/or writing ability.

Hawaii Foodbank

Address: 2611-A Kilihau St.
Honolulu HI 96819
Phone: 836-3600 Ext: 239
Fax: 836-2272
Contact: Elizabeth “Annie” Cadirao
Title: Volunteer Facilitator
Organization Description: Collects and gathers food from the community for distribution to those in need, through charitable agencies.
Volunteer Opportunities: Special events; one day only. April food drive sign waivers. Letter carriers for food drive. On-going 6 month commitment.
Special Requirements: Good attitude, desire to do quality work, dependability.

Hawaii Meals on Wheels (HMoW)

Address: P. O. Box 61194
Honolulu HI 96839
Phone: 988-6747
Fax: 988-5719
Contact: Judy Kern
Title: Program Coordinator
Organization Description: Dedicated to helping frail elders and individuals with disabilities preserve their independence at home by providing hot, nutritious meals and regular personal contact.
Volunteer Opportunities: Meal delivery drivers to deliver hot lunches to homebound individuals. Areas served include Aiea, Pearl City, Kalihi to Hawaii Kai, Kailua, and Kaneohe. Training is provided. M-F 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and some dinner routes also available.
Special Requirements: Valid Hawaii driver’s license, auto insurance, and safety sticker. Available for 1-2 hours delivery route once a week or as agreed upon.

Junior Achievement of Hawaii, Inc.

Address: 1136 Union Mall, #310
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 545-1777
Fax: 545-1877
Contact: Arlene Kihara
Title: Program Manager
Organization Description: Economic education agency that recruits and trains volunteers to teach our curriculum and share your life experiences with students in grades K-12.
Volunteer Opportunities: Accounting students, classroom volunteers (time commitment varies), agency administration, and agency special events.
Special Requirements: Good command of English language (oral and written); willingness to mentor a younger student group; organized and reliable with good communication skills.

Kokua Kalihi Valley

Address: 2239 N School Street
Honolulu HI 96819
Phone: 791-9400
Contact: Jared Christenot
Organization Description: Together wework toward healing, reconciliation and the alleviation of suffering in Kalihi Valley, by serving communities, families and individuals through strong relationships that honor culture and foster health and harmony.  Motto: "Neighbors being neighborly to neighbors."
Volunteer Opportunities: IT Help Desk, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

MADD - Hawaii (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers)

Address: 745 Fort Street #303
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 532-6232
Fax: 532-6004
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Organization Description: The mission of MADD is to stop drunk driving, help the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking.
Volunteer Opportunities: Clerical, data processing, bulk-mailing. Youth-In-Action volunteers, booth volunteers.
MADD-Dash, court monitoring, newsletter, victim speaker.
Special Requirements: Supportive of MADD’s mission.

Moiliili Community Center

Address: 2535 S. King Street
Honolulu HI 96826
Phone: 955-1555
Fax: 945-7033
Contact: E. Rebecca Ryan
Title: Executive Director
Organization Description: Multipurpose social service agency with childcare and after school programs, Japanese language school, senior center program, elder care services, adult leisure and enterprise, thrift shop.
Volunteer Opportunities: Childcare programs, service programs, elder care services, thrift shop, and community outreach.
Special Requirements: Mature, good judgment, outgoing, and energetic.

Moiliili Community Center Thrift Shop

Address: 2535 S. King Street
Honolulu HI 96825
Phone: 955-1555
Fax: 945-7033
Contact: Lila Gardner
Title: Director-Informal Education/Enterprise
Organization Description: The revenues from the thrift shop support community programs, such as the elderly, childcare, Japanese School, and informal education programs.
Volunteer Opportunities: Assist manager at the thrift shop from Tuesday through Saturday, especially on Tuesday’s and
Thursday’s in the afternoon and any time on Saturday’s. Need management skills assistant to help customers and to sort and price articles to be sold.
Special Requirements: Honesty, courteous behavior, person who can think on their feet. Ability to serve customers, cashier experience, ability to do simple math, reliable and responsible.

Nanakuli Housing Corporation

Address: P. O. Box 17489
Honolulu HI 96817
Phone: 842-0770
Fax: 842-0780
Organization Description: Homeownership Asset Building Through Education: Workshops are provided to eligible participants. Base yard receives donated construction materials for reuse by low to moderate income families (contractors receive tax write off).
Volunteer Opportunities: Marketing; community survey; partnership development with contractors; volunteer recruitment; financial asset training; warehouse management; office administration; accounting.
Special Requirements: Related skills, own car/insurance/HDL, some experience is helpful. Enthusiastic, good problem solving skills, good attitude about community work, willing to do good work and work hard.

North Shore Country Market

Address: P. O. Box 1153
Haleiwa HI 96712
Phone: 673-3296
Organization Description: Community based organization which sponsors a weekly community market and operates a small organic demonstration farm. Provides business training for low income people.
Volunteer Opportunities: Organic gardening, site maintenance, public relations, networking, marketing.
Special Requirements: Strong interpersonal skills, ability to learn, willingness to learn how a non-profit works.

Pacific Gateway Center

Address: 83 North King Street
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 851-7010
Contact: Dr. Myiang
Organization Description: The purpose of the Pacific Gateway Center is to help immigrants, refugees and low-income
residents of Hawaii gain access to opportunities and services through the building of skills
that lead to self-sufficiency while respecting the integrity of diverse cultural heritages.
Pacific Gateway Center’s values include: Food, Diversity, Spirit of Aloha, Humor, Creativity,
Integrity, Mutual Respect, and Teamwork.
Volunteer Opportunities: Varies depending on volunteer interests

Palama Settlement

Address: 810 N. Vineyard Blvd.
Honolulu HI 96817
Phone: 845-3945
Fax: 847-2873
Organization Description: A community service agency, dedicated to improving the physical, social, educational, emotional, and cultural aspects of individuals, families, and the community of Palama.
Volunteer Opportunities: Working with youths in Papakolea (academic/sports program). In-Community Treatment Program (high schools students), working with families of the Kaahumanu & Mayor Wright Housing through our Family Service Centers.
Special Requirements: Varies depending on volunteer opportunities.

Parents and Children Together (PACT)

 Address: 1485 Linapuni Street, Suite 105
Honolulu HI 96819
Phone: 847-3285
Contact: Norma Spierings
Organization Description: Family service agency with 12 programs and 380 employees. Also provides services available to
residents of Kuhio Park Terrace.
Volunteer Opportunities: Assistance with large community events two or three times a year to help with booths and other activities.
Special Requirements: Ability to meet and interact with multicultural adults and children (Pacific Islanders and many other immigrant people included).

Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps

Address: 45-175 Waikalua Road
Kaneohe HI 96744
Phone: 235-1408
Fax: 236-1895
Contact: Mitham and Angela Clement
Title: Captains
Organization Description: A Christian organization that reaches out to less-fortunate people in attempts to help them improve their lives.
Volunteer Opportunities: Seasonal volunteers needed for Angel Tree in the Windward Mall, gift wrapping, bell-ringing. Yearly volunteers needed for food pantry assistance (food stocking done monthly), tutors and musical instructors for after-school program.
Special Requirements: Positive attitude, background check, willingness to make a difference in the windward community.

Special Olympics Hawaii

Address: 1500 S. Beretania Street, Suite 208
Honolulu HI 96826
Phone: 695-3527
Contact: Cindy Ujimori
Title: Director of Volunteer & Corporate Relations
Organization Description: A statewide program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for almost 2,000 children and adults with mental retardation or a closely related developmental disability.
Volunteer Opportunities: Varies with volunteer opportunities.

Susannah Wesley Community Center

Address: 1117 Kaili St.
Honolulu HI 96819
Phone: 847-1535
Fax: 841-0420
Organization Description: A non-profit social service agency.
Volunteer Opportunities: Computer Instructor: Teach youth and adults basic computer skills and develop own curriculum for classes. Computer Lab Staff: Supervise and assist clients with computers.
Special Requirements: Ability to work with adults and children, and it will be helpful to know Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.

YWCA of Oahu

Address: 1040 Richards St.
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 538-7061
Contact: Dolly Wong or Kehau Coleman
Organization Description: Association for the betterment of women in leadership, growth, and power. Elimination of racism; and achievement of peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.
Volunteer Opportunities: Clerical, customer service, data entry, bulk mailings, Dress For Success Program, and various sports activities.
Special Requirements: As required for particular position.