There’s now an easier way to volunteer your time, energy, expertise and resources to Maui nonprofits: Handsonmaui.com, a website built by the Maui County Department of Housing & Human Concerns’ Volunteer Center as part of its Get Connected program.
“The online platform, Get Connected 2.0, offers both non-profits and volunteers the opportunity to take advantage of this web-based, ‘one-stop-shop’ that lists agency profiles and current volunteer needs,” states a Sept. 29 news release from the County of Maui. “The system also allows users to create a free membership and to browse and sign up for volunteer opportunities. Opportunities listed by 86 partner agencies currently offer more than 200 volunteer opportunities; these include becoming a museum docent, feeding the home-bound elderly, event volunteers, social media curator, beach clean ups, and more.”
According to the news release, Islands Hospice has already used the Get Connected system to great effect.
“Many people in our community want to get involved and contribute to a worthwhile cause, but oftentimes we don’t know where to volunteer our time or how to get started,” said Michelle Bowerman, Islands Hospice Director of Business Operations, in the Sept. 29 news release. “This is where Get Connected is so valuable, as it connects those who want to help with the agencies that need the help. The result is absolutely priceless in terms of serving the community.”
For more information, go to Handsonmaui.com or call Wendy Stebbins, Volunteer Center Coordinator at 808-276-7733.
Photo courtesy County of Maui