Imagine visiting an urban community with one of the highest rates of adult illiteracy on island. Now imagine entering a small library embedded in that same community whose mission is to help children improve their reading and writing skills AND make learning fun AND teach character building. The staff and volunteers of Hawaii Literacy's Family Libraries at Mayor Wright Homes and Kuhio Park dedicate their time and energy to meet these three goals because we know that when children are encouraged, supported, and shown how to enjoy learning they will become stronger students fill of confidence and curiosity and ultimately change the course of their life for the better.
But we can't do it alone. We need your help.
Hawaii Literacy's Family Libraries are located in two public housing developments in Kalihi. We need help during afterschool hours especially from 2:00-5:00 p.m. to tutor and teach reading and writing skills to children. Each day we service about 20 children ages 5 to 14 with varying literacy needs. We use computers, books, flash cards, songs, theatre arts, and much more to teach basic literacy skills. If you have the time, patience, and ability, please consider joining our team as we make a huge difference in the lives of Hawaii's children. Thank you for your consideration.
There will be two monthly orientation meetings available on site. Please request information about the next orientation to learn more about how you can make a difference in a child's life. Mahalo!
Program Address and Hours
- Mayor Wright Homes - Family Library
566 N. Kukui St., Building 25A
Honolulu, HI 96817
Tuesday-Friday, 1-5:30 p.m.
- Kuhio Park Towers - Family Library
1475 Linapuni Street, Bldg. A, #117
Honolulu, HI 96817
Monday-Thursday 1-5:30 p.m.
Participants must be able to commute to the site and we cannot provide housing assistance to out-of-state volunteers, though we sincerely appreciate your interest!
- People Skills
- Literacy / Reading
- Reading / Writing
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Min.1-hour shift during program hours