2017 Kauai Volunteer Week

Celebrate Kauai Volunteer Week, with community service events in every moku! Join us and please RSVP in advance (ONLINE or via contacts below) so sites can prepare materials.

Sunday, April 23rd – Kona

poli10:00a-2:00p, Polihale State Park
Join the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks in painting the pavilions and picnic tables to maintain them for public use. Come early or stay late to enjoy the sandy beach and a stunning sunset.
What to bring:
Clothes you don’t mind getting paint on, sun protection, water & a snack
RSVP or Info: RSVP ONLINE or contact Shalini at (808) 828-0685 x11 or volunteer@malamakauai.org


Monday, April 24th – Ni‘ihau

KKNOK logo2:30p-6:30p, Ke Kula Ni`ihau O Kekaha Public Charter School Garden
8135 Kekaha Rd, Kekaha, HI 96752 – Directions

Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha perpetuates and strengthens the Niihau dialect of the Hawaiian language among the children and youth of the Niihau community living on Kauai, as well as meets the special needs of this community by providing an education which results in a positive attitude toward a lifelong search for knowledge, preparing students for success in today’s world of rapid change and technology. Volunteers will be helping to expand the school gardens as a part of their farm-to-school program.
What to Bring: Closed toe shoes, reusable water bottle, & sunblock/hat
RSVP or Info: RSVP ONLINE or contact Dani at (808) 828-0685 x13 or kekula@malamakauai.org

Tuesday, April 25th – Nāpali

KRCP1:00pm-4:00pm, Koke`e State Park
Meet at Puu o Kila Lookout (2nd Kalalau lookout at end of road, past 18 mile marker)

Join Koke`e Resource Conservation Program to conserve the native ecosystem along the Pihea trail overlooking Napali coast and Kalalau Valley. We’ll be removing invasive ginger to allow native plants to be reestablished, while taking in gorgeous views.
What to Bring: TBD
RSVP or Info: RSVP ONLINE or contact Shalini at (808) 828-0685 x11 or volunteer@malamakauai.org

Wednesday, April 26th – Kona

NTBG8:00am-1:00pm, National Tropical Botanical Garden
Address and details provided upon RSVP

NTBG’s south shore botanical and conservation sites of Allerton Garden and McBryde Garden are adjacent gardens tucked into the Lawa’i Valley. Volunteers will be working in McBryde Garden, helping to prepare a site for a major conservation planting of a rare Kauai endemic tree, Polyscias bisattenuata.
What to Bring: Closed toe shoes, long pants/long sleeve shirt, reusable water bottle, sunblock/hat, & lunch
Age Restrictions:
Volunteers must be 14+; Anyone under 18 must have a parent present & participating
RSVP or Info: Contact Jessica at (808) 332-7324 x 232 or volunteer@ntbg.org

Thursday, April 27th – Ko‘olau

surfrider3:00pm-6:00pm, Moloa`a Beach Cleanup & Net Patrol
Meeting point is by the stream mouth, going into ocean; look for a blue sign on tree that reads Moloa’a Beach

Join SurfRider, who celebrated their 10 year Anniversary of Net Patrol in March, for a Net Patrol and Beach Cleanup at Moloa`a Bay. Volunteers will protect our sea life from entanglement, injury and death from derelict fishing nets and plastics. SurfRider recycles and reuses their derelict nets and hard plastics. Gloves, buckets, bags and other essential beach cleanup items are provided.
What to Bring: Reusable water bottle, hat and durable shoes; clothing that can get wet/dirty
Info: No RSVP required, but if you need more info, contact Scott at (816) 781-5883

Friday, April 28th – Halele‘a

malamakauaisquarelogo2:00pm-6:00pm, Malama Kaua`i Community Farm
Kahiliholo Rd., Kalihiwai Ridge – Directions

Malama Kaua`i’s 8-acre Community Farm hosts a variety of community-based food and agriculture projects including a 42-plot Community Garden, 2-acre agroforestry project, orchards, Youth Garden, educational farm plots, and more. Volunteers will be working on spring clearing of their community garden, and share in a potluck BBQ at 5:00pm.
What to Bring: Closed toe shoes, reusable water bottle, sunblock/hat, & a dish for the potluck if you wish
RSVP or Info: RSVP ONLINE or contact Shalini at (808) 828-0685 x11 or volunteer@malamakauai.org

Saturday, April 29th – Puna

kawaikini logo9:00am – 12noon, Kawaikini Public Charter School
Kaumualiʻi Hwy., Lihue – behind Kaua`i Community College – Directions

Kawaikini services and educates approximately 150 children, and stands tall as a thoughtful, knowledgeable, and healthy community where the language, beliefs and practices of the indigenous people of Hawaiʻi are instinctive. Volunteers will be helping to expand Kawaikini’s school gardens and build a greenhouse as a part of their farm-to-school program.
What to Bring: Closed toe shoes, reusable water bottle, & sunblock/hat
RSVP or Info: RSVP ONLINE or contact Akasha at (808) 828-0685 x21 or kawaikini@malamakauai.org

malama-huleia logo2:00pm – 5:00pm, Mālama Hulēʻia
By Kaiola Canoe Club, Niumalu Rd, Lihue

Mālama Hulē‘ia is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving key parts of the Nawiliwili Bay Watershed by eliminating an alien and highly invasive plant species. Volunteers will be removing invasive mangrove and celebrate afterwards with a potluck celebration.
What to Bring: Closed toe shoes / water shoes, reusable water bottle, & sunblock/hat
RSVP or Info: RSVP ONLINE or contact Shalini at (808) 828-0685 x 11 or volunteer@malamakauai.org