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'Ohana Volunteer Day

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Waimea Valley/Hi ipaka

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 6 people are interested
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2017 Mililani 1st ward

We want you and your family to Join us at Waimea for our 'Ohana Volunteer Day

This volunteer program is geared towards the families in the area with younger kids as an introduction to volunteering and conservation. It is opportunity for them to get involved, give back and learn.

The volunteer projects will generally be located in the botanical gardens and cultural sites. These opportunities will be for a maximum of 30 participants each day and will be open to all ages, but recommended to the parents with children under 12 years old.

RSVP are required to attend the event. Gloves and tools will be provided along with a project that is suitable to the group.

The basic schedule for one of these volunteer days will be:

  • 9:00am Volunteers Arrive sign waivers
  • 9:15am Volunteer group will participate in the oli protocol
  • 9:30am Arrive at Volunteer Site
  • 11:30am Volunteer project is finished, volunteers are encouraged to get lunch at our snack shop and then explore the valley.*

*All participants Earn free entry into the valley for the day and may sign up for an optional cultural activity after lunchtime.

To keep in line with the state guidelines regarding Covid, there are a few rules and systems in place for the volunteer events. The rules include things like maintaining social distancing, wearing masks in the visitors center and all indoor areas, proper sanitizing, and limiting group size. We follow these to protect everyone who visits or works here. We want to do our part to keep the case load in Hawaii low and keep our loved ones safe. Due to the major statewide spike in cases of the delta variant, we have introduced a new volunteer requirement effective as of October 1st 2021. We now require all participants 12 and older who will be volunteering at Waimea (both as individuals and in groups) to show either a negative Covid test from the past 48 hours or proof of vaccination. We are doing this to work with the Oahu Safe Access program (details here: https://www.oneoahu.org/safe-access-oahu/#patrons ). The documentation will need to be shown to me on the day of the event and I will check off each person. There is an exception for participants under 12 years of age, but no other exceptions can be made. I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, but it is all part of the efforts being made by our management to reduce the risks faced by our staff, visitors, volunteers and local community, so we truly appreciate you doing your part to support this system. We will be sure to inform participants of any further changes and make sure that these rules are simple and relatively easy to follow.

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About Waimea Valley/Hi ipaka

Location:

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., HALEIWA, HI 96712, US

Mission Statement

E mlama a e ho'omau i na waiwai kanaka, mo'omeheu, a kulohelohe o Waimea no kela hanauna, Keia hanauna ma o ka ho'ona'auao a me ka ho'okahu 'ana. Preserve and perpetuate the human, cultural and natural resources of Waimea for generations through education and stewardship.

Description

Waimea Valley is a living pu'uhonua (sanctuary) for and by kanaka (Hawaiian People). We strive to celebrate and share a vibrant and living Hawaiian culture with the world.

The land managed by our organization is about 1,800 acres in total. We have a beautiful botanical garden spanning about 300 acres from our waterfall to the highway between us and the big wave surfing beach, Waimea Bay. The garden contains over 5,500 species of plants and protects many rare plants from around the world, including some of hawaii's most rare and endangered species. It's not just endangered plants here, we also protect endangered birds and fish in this amazing ecosystem. The back 1,500 or so acres is set up as conservation land where we are actively protecting and rebuilding native forest habitat.

We welcome you to experience Waimea Valley and be a part of the volunteer team that works to protect this sacred place. Let's honor and perpetuate Hawai`i’s past, be active stewards of our present and plan for a prosperous and healthy future.

Animals
Arts & Culture
Environment

WHEN

Sat Oct 30, 2021
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM

WHERE

59-864 Kamehameha HwyHaleiwa, HI 96712

(21.59276,-158.10341)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Photography
  • Landscaping
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Volunteers are asked to commit to the time for the orientation and the 2 hours of volunteer work, but the activities after the work are optional.
  • RSVP Required

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