Children Programs

Volunteer Opportunity #1: Mikiala Program


  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday between 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer's Role:

  • Assist Parents & Children Together (PACT) and The Institute for Human Services (IHS) with logistical support to setup and breakdown a tent, games and activities in Aala park.
  • Assist PACT and IHS with facilitating activities that support redevelopment of the entire family unit. Volunteers provide program support, facilitate learning between parents and children, and foster a connection between family members.

Additional Requests / Commitment:

  • Willing to work with children, infants thru 5-years old.
  • We ask that volunteers be able to commit to the full duration of this program.
  • We are a qualified college certification program to sign off on community service hours and practicum hours for students seeking scholarships and graduation requirements.
  • We ask for your Kokua in making our families feel welcomed, normal and provide them with a meaningful experience they will remember the rest of their lives.
  • Great opportunity for community members interested in early childhood development programs and nonprofit work focused on children and families.

Read more about Mikiala (Preschool in the Park) on our IHS Blog

Volunteer Opportunity #2: After School Program


  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 2:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday's 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Volunteer Role:

  • Assist the Children's Program Manager with engaging our children in interactive games and enrichment activities as well as assisting and following-up with projects and homework assigned to the child. 
  • Volunteers work may include working one on one with, as well as being able to supervise, manage, plan & implement project-based activities for children all ages.

Additional Requests / Commitment:

  • Volunteers must guide and interact with children’s behavior using positive, consistent, developmentally and appropriate child guidance methods while helping them develop a positive self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
  • Volunteers will have to be patient and wait for children to show up during their volunteer shift.
  • Volunteers must have the ability to understand specific subjects for grades K-12 to assist children with homework after school.
  • Volunteers will also be willing to assist with infants-toddlers after school to allow for parents to work with their school-aged children to complete homework assignments.
  • Volunteers must commit to a minimum of a full semester (preferably thru the academic year) in order to allow for consistency of helping our children develop academic and personal skills that help them through the toughest time of their lives.
  • Great opportunity for community members interested in obtaining work in education, social work or behavioral health degrees.

To sign-up for this or any volunteer opportunity, click on the volunteer application link to the right.

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