Keep Maui connected with a virtual volunteer opportunity at Na Hoaloha. Volunteers will call kupuna (eldery) to check in, listen to concerns, and inquire about any needs the kupuna have.
When you sign up to volunteer, you will be asked to complete several enrollment forms. Use the button below to complete the forms online and enroll now.
In 2020, every fourth person in Hawaii will be 60 years of age or older. As Maui County’s population ages, many residents will be faced with caring for a family member or will need services themselves. Services such as rides to a doctor, or to get medication or groceries can impact the ability to live independently. Nā Hoaloha provides these essential services to increase the chances of staying at home as long as possible. Our volunteers provide escort transportation services, friendly visits, telephone reassurance, and respite services. We are able to do so through the generosity of our funders and our volunteers. Our services are provided entirely by volunteers.
We provide volunteers to help seniors remain independent and to enhance the quality of their lives.
The Friendly Visitor Program provides companionship, entertainment, and recreation by a volunteer. They may also assist participants with light housekeeping tasks and meal preparation.
The Telephone Reassurance Program matches volunteers (some of whom may be homebound themselves) with homebound participants. The calls provide an opportunity for social engagement; as well as status updates. The volunteer checks in via telephone daily, weekly, or monthly (as scheduled); providing medication reminders and wellness checks.
Through our Escort Transportation services, our volunteers transport participants to the doctor, grocery shopping, the pharmacy, and help our kupuna stay engaged and independent. Volunteer drivers receive mileage reimbursement at $.58/mile.
The In-home Respite Program allows a family caregiver who is providing round the clock care the opportunity for relief. This unique flexibility gives the family caregiver the opportunity to continue participant-centered care while taking advantage of critically needed time away from the stressors of caregiving.
Stay on Your Feet, our new Falls Prevention Volunteer Program deploys volunteers to communities to assist residents in identifying environmental factors that contribute to falls. The Falls Prevention volunteers outreach to the community to educate the public about the devastating impact a fall will have in quality of life for older adults.
In Hawaii, every five hours a senior falls and is hospitalized. In addition, statistics show that 40% of those over the age of 60 who are injured in a fall requiring hospitalization never return home; of those 40%, 25% will die within 1 year of falling. Through education and the development of a self-evaluation tool for fall risk, Nā Hoaloha hopes to raise awareness, provide assistance, and reduce the number of falls.
We are looking for volunteers to adopt a kupuna in your community who cannot shop for themselves and does not have reliable support. As a delivery volunteer, you would call your kupuna once a week to check on them, then shop for them every 2 weeks. Volunteers only shop for essentials (such as groceries, necessary household supplies or medication). The kupuna would reimburse you for the cost of the items at time of delivery.
If you’re interested in helping, click the button to register to be on our volunteer list. We’ll connect you with a kupuna in your area.
Before registering, watch this video to learn more about the volunteering process and requirements.
We’re looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer Board Members to further Nā Hoaloha’s goals. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership, and are interested in exploring this opportunity, we would love to meet you! Learn More
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Lahaina and Kula residents who have been impacted by the August fires are invited to talk story with Mayor Richard Bissen. There are several dates to choose from. Each talk story session will welcome up to 30 residents to give folks a chance to share mana‘o and ask questions.
Series of events from December 9 through January 27.