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: Louis Galdeira

Louis Galdeira has been an exemplary volunteer and friend of Family Programs Hawai‘i, and to his brothers and sisters in foster care. Louis became a volunteer because he knows firsthand the challenges that foster kids face, as he was a foster child while in high school. He even experienced the tribulations of being homeless.

As a volunteer for Project Visitation, Louis says he became hooked once he saw the smiles on the faces of the children and the fact that they knew that “someone cares”. “The rewards to me are giving back to the community as Bernice Pauahi Bishop intended,” claims Louis. “It is the satisfaction of going to bed at night knowing you helped a child smile and create that memorable experience we all enjoy…sometimes in our busy lives we tend to not appreciate the little things,” he adds.

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

  • 25
    Apr
    Central Oahu Resource Families Support Group Central Oahu Resource Families Support Group Oahu Veterans Center 1298 Kukila Street Honolulu >>
  • 30
    Apr
    Hilo - 7th Annual Conference for Resource Caregivers All Resource, Guardianship, Adoptive, Kinship Families, and Service Providers who work with children >>
  • 03
    May
    Oahu - 7th Annual Conference for Resource Caregivers All Resource, Guardianship, Adoptive, Kinship Families, and Service Providers who work with children >>
  • 10
    May
    Hilo Resource Families Support Group Hilo Resource Families Support Group Haili Congregational Church 211 Haili St. Hilo, Hawaii  9 >>

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