Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in and help. Whether you are a student, teacher, artist, businessperson, retiree -- there is something you could do to help. There is no limit to how you can help! Another great aspect of volunteering is that your sweat equity can be used to match some grants...so in a real way, volunteers are donors.
Volunteer Opportunities Through Mālama Learning Center:
Ola Nā Kini: We have many volunteer opportunities with this major native and edible tree plantng initiative at Pālehua, Piliokahe, and Nānākuli muliwai. Volunteers are needed to remove invasive species, plant native and edible species, and educate others. See Ola Na Kini workday flyer for more details.
Mālaola Cultural Garden: In the bustling Kunia town, MLC has been able to grow a native Hawaiian cultural garden in partnership with DuPont Pioneer and Hālau 'O Kaululaua'e. We encourage other hālaus or groups to help us maintain the garden and plants so that the community can continue to use it as a resource for cultural practices.
Mākeke Kapolei Farmers' Market (every Thursday 3pm-6:30pm @ Kapolei High School parking lot): Mālama Learning Center, Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, and Kapolei High School are partnering to provide the community with Mākeke Kapolei, a weekly farmers' and green market. Live, eat, and learn sustainably! Volunteers are welcome to help us at our MLC booth to set up and breakdown, conduct outreach activities, and sell native plants and other "green" items.
Kapolei High School Nursery: Love plants? Learn how to propagate and care for plants utilizing both organic and conventional methods through volunteering at the Kapolei High School nursery, which houses a variety of native and introduced Hawaiian plants as well as fruits and vegetables.
Overall MLC Program Volunteer: We're constantly seeking individual volunteers who can assist in any and all programs (workdays, nursery, education, fundraising, outreach, etc...) ran by Mālama Learning Center. There's nothing better than getting to know a volunteer on a personal level through constant engagement with our programs and staff.