Join Maui Rapid Response in making a meaningful difference in our community.
As a volunteer, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring Maui can recover. We are committed to making a lasting impact, and we need your help to achieve this.
To sign up for a shift, simply sign up for a slot at one of the opportunities currently available at the links below. This helps us stay organized and easily get you signed up for shifts. Continuity is key for building relationships, and staying grounded in our community. We’d love if you could sign up for the same shift more than once and get to know the task and people around it.
(updated Dec 14, 2023)
West Maui Support: Join the Hawaii Tours x Maui Rapid Response team! This is an all day event that leaves Lahaina at 5pm* Meet a Hawaii Tours driver at the Maui Lani Longs Drugs at 7am. Transportation provided. Return will be on the 5pm Hawaii Tours Lahaina shuttle arriving back to Wailuku about 6pm. Exact destination and task determined by the day's needs. Be prepared to spend the day outside doing light physical labor such as donation allocation. Expect some downtime. Food and water provided. Bring sun protection and a water bottle. Mahalo for coming along with us! We are grateful for your support. You will help community hubs on West Maui tremendously.
WHERE & WHEN TO MEET:
7am Maui Longs, 135 Kehalani Village Dr, Wailuku, 96793. Return about 6pm to same location.
'Ohana and Keiki Exchange: 'Ohana and Keiki Exchange is the first saturday of every month from 9-11am at King Lutheran Church. Please sign up for a shift to help this tremendous effort going strong since 2016 by visiting their Eventbrite link below and choosing a free ticket. There you will select a time to volunteer. More info at the link as well. Please click on this Eventbrite link to volunteer!
Honokowai Relief: Please show up prepared to listen, take initiative, and support those in need however you are able. Maui Rapid Response is honored to help staff Honokowai Beach Park Ohana with volunteers. HPB Ohana, located in West Maui, came together immediately after the August fires. Their courage, bravery, aloha, and stamina have provided a remarkable center for resource and activity. With this we ask for volunteers who would like to malama this location to be respectful of the intense conditions this location has been through. Please show up prepared to listen, take initiative, and support those in need however you are able. Mahalo nui for your interest in the truest form of community led disaster relief. This effort is not sustainable without you! We appreciate your flexibility, gratitude, and strength of heart.
This opportunity is organized and monitored by volunteers at Honokowai Beach Park Ohana.
Ice Cream Aunties Missions of Aloha: The Ice Cream Aunties Missions of Aloha began as supplies deliveries and door-to-door wellness checks in several neighborhoods on the West Side of Maui in response to the fire that devastated the area. The hours are long as we begin at the Kahului hub at 1pm and often donʻt finish our mission until 6:30pm-7:00pm. You may be asked to lift up to 25lbs and will need to be fit enough to get in and out of the back of a RAM 1500, or similar sized pickup truck. Each mission begins at the Maui Rapid Response hub in Kahului, where we load the pickup truck before heading to Nāpili Noho (the furthest of the hubs we visit).
THEN, we visit: Pōhaku Park (S-Turns), Honokowai Park, Nā ‘Aikāneʻs hub in Kā‘anapali, Hawaiian Homesteads at Leiali‘i, the neighborhood below Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena, on our way out of the west side to head back to the hub.
Please fill out our Google Form and select “I Am Offering Help” if you haven’t already done so. This way, we can contact you to use your unique skills for specific deployments that come up. When you complete the form below, you join our Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter as a way to learn about new deployments as they arise. Mahalo nui for your continued support and flexibility as we move and grow to meet our community’s needs.
Maui Rapid Response is an ahupuaʻa based disaster response team made up of individuals from the Maui community and a number of nonprofit and direct-aid organizations. Founded in 2020 in response to the Covid-19 shut down, Maui Rapid Response is a decentralized citizen collective driven entirely by community values and needs, with a commitment to prioritizing support for native Hawaiians and vulnerable members of our local community. All funds raised in our Maui Mutual Aid Fund and any other fundraising efforts are administered by nonprofit fiscal sponsor Grants Central Station, a 501(c)(3) organization.
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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.