Volunteer Opportunities

Mentor Opportunity

Be the caring mentor that makes a difference in the life of a youth.  FPH offers a mentoring program that matches adult volunteers with young people who are in their final year of high school and preparing to transition out of foster care and into their adult lives.  Volunteer mentors will spend 3-4 hours a month with their mentee having fun in community settings.  Contact vabramo@familyprogramshi.org for more information.

Our World of Wonderful Volunteers!
Featuring: Kyra Blue

I first got involved in volunteering with support groups because I wanted to help our community’s keiki.

My first experience was definitely a good one. Everyone was extremely welcoming and helpful in getting me acquainted with the kids and my responsibilities. The kids were very energetic and sweet. It was a lot of fun! Seeing the kids smiling and having fun made it more than worthwhile.

Sometimes when we do crafts or coloring, I will get a little craft or picture as a gift from one of the kids and that really warms my heart. I remember one day we were decorating squares with a variety of foam stickers and letters, one of the younger boys, about 6 years old, told me, “This is for you, Aunty!” He gave me one of his completed squares. It had flower and pineapple stickers all over it as well as some writing that I couldn’t quite make out. When I asked him what it said, he told me, “I love playing with Aunty Kyra!” It was absolutely precious, especially with the big smile I got when I told him I loved it and it was so pretty that I was going to keep it on my desk so I could see it all the time.

I would most definitely recommend volunteering. Just seeing the kids laugh and enjoy themselves is very rewarding to me. The program coordinators and parents are also wonderful. Those are the reasons that really make me enjoy the time I spend volunteering.

Kyra has been an FPH volunteer with RFSS Support Groups in Hilo since 2012. She just completed her B.A. in Psychology, and will be pursuing a Masters in Teaching for elementary education at University of Hawaii, Hilo.

Child Care Volunteer

Love being with children? Help supervise and engage foster kids ages 3-12 in a group setting that is safe, nurturing and supportive of their foster care placement. Donate 3-10 hours per month at support groups in Wai‘anae, Halawa and Maui. I volunteer to help children in foster care because I enjoy children and am glad to let these children know that there are adults, other than just their foster parents and teachers, that care about them and know they are awesome. The FPH provides such excellent support to these families…I’m happy to be even a very small part of this. Judy Stevens RFSS volunteer To volunteer, please complete the three (3) forms located under Volunteer Toolkit Downloads. Once complete, please return these forms along with a copy of a valid ID and TB Clearance to:

Volunteer Coordinator

Family Programs Hawai'i

250 Vineyard Street

Honolulu, HI 96813-2445

Event Volunteer

The Annual Picnic and Holiday Party utilize hundreds of volunteers to create wonderful memories for children and families in foster care. Individuals or groups can participate in a host of activities in the planning and implementation of these events and others. I just wanted to say thank you for this opportunity to volunteer at such a fun filled and rewarding venue. I've never helped in something so large scale as this. Seeing all the happy faces and holiday cheer throughout the event passed on to me memories I will cherish. If you ever need another volunteer for events such as these please don't hesitate to contact me. — Hector Mendoza Electronics Technician, Navy Region, Hawaii Holiday Party Volunteer Sign-up

Office Volunteer

Whether helping with mailings, data entry or special projects, working in our busy and friendly office is rewarding. Join a committee, fundraising campaign or special project and bring vital resources to children and families who need our help. I volunteer because it is an opportunity to help make someone’s life a little bit better, even if it’s in a small way. In challenging times I have felt the impact of people’s kindness, and hope to offer that same kindness to others. Kartina Thompson To volunteer, please complete the three (3) forms located under Volunteer Toolkit Downloads. Once complete, please return these forms along with a copy of a valid ID and TB Clearance to:

Volunteer Coordinator

Family Programs Hawai'i

250 Vineyard Street

Honolulu, HI 96813-2445

Receiving Home Volunteer

Ho‘omalu O Na Kamali‘i, our receiving home on the Wai‘anae Coast, offers rewarding opportunities to read to, facilitate crafts and activities, and mentor children who have been removed from their homes for alleged of abuse or neglect. Or you can help with the many duties and tasks involved in keeping this home a safe haven for these children. These children are victims of the poor decisions that were made by the adults in their lives. As a fellow adult, I feel that we have a duty to step in and fill the void where other adults have failed these children. Joanne Hayashi Volunteer To volunteer, please complete the three (3) forms located under Volunteer Toolkit Downloads. Once complete, please return these forms along with a copy of a valid ID and TB Clearance to:

Volunteer Coordinator

Family Programs Hawai'i

250 Vineyard Street

Honolulu, HI 96813-2445

Sibling Visitation Volunteer

Help facilitating monthly visits for siblings separated through foster care to help them maintain family relationships. Donate 6-8 hours a month; which includes scheduling visits, transporting the siblings, and supervision of visits. The number one reason is that I love children and these children in particular are such survivors and can teach us all a great lesson in resilience. I get to spend time with the kids and bring them together for visits, which brings me such joy. These children are so receptive to any act of kindness, be it large or small. Sue Shams PV Volunteer To volunteer, please complete the three (3) forms located under Volunteer Toolkit Downloads. Once complete, please return these forms along with a copy of a valid ID and TB Clearance to:

Volunteer Coordinator

Family Programs Hawai'i

250 Vineyard Street

Honolulu, HI 96813-2445

Our Vision

A better future for Hawai`i's children.

Our Mission

We strengthen youth and families through high quality prevention, support and transition services.

Upcoming Events

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    Jul
    YES Event - Beach Day Youth Empowerment & Success Hawai'i (YES) invites teens involved in foster care, adoptive care >>
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    Aug
    Moloka'i Training-Successful Futures Helping Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults Thrive Free Training for all resource, adoptive, guardianship, permanency, and kinship families.   Receiv >>
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    Aug
    Windward Oahu Resource Families Support Group Windward Resource Families Support Group Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center Koolau Poko Unit >>
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    Aug
    Central Oahu Resource Families Support Group Central Oahu Resource Families Support Group Oahu Veterans Center 1298 Kukila Street Honolu >>

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