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ORGANIZATION: Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum

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Volunteer gardening

Do you have a green thumb? Do you like puttering in the garden while listening to your favorite podcast on your earbuds? Well, then, the Sugar Museum has an opportunity for you!

We are seeking persons to plant, weed, prune, trim, rake and water on our beautiful historic museum grounds, directly across the street from the historic sugar mill.

Be transported back in time as you work in a serene little patch of green flanked by the last two original Puunene camp homes constructed in 1902. The grounds are designed to look like they would during the height of the sugar era on Maui in the 1920s and 30s. This is a great opportunity to connect with nature and contribute to the care of the Sugar Museum, which is a community resource.

Days and times available are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, between the hours of 10-1. Teams of up to three persons allowed for this opportunity. Proof of vaccination not required to work outdoors.

Closed toed shoes required. Wear a hat and protective clothing. We provide gloves, tools and all necessary supplies, along with an informational tour to get you started. To sign up or for more information, please reply to this opportunity. Thank you!

Please see our COVID-19 Volunteer Policy below.

COVID-19 Volunteer Policy

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum will accept Virtual volunteers, Individual in-person volunteers for indoor work, and Small group (10 or fewer) in-person volunteers for indoor work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Small group will be more or less depending on the current local mandate.

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is committed to the health and safety of our community. Volunteers and staff are required to take steps to prevent transmission of respiratory viruses during in-person volunteering. We are following the recommendations of Hawai’i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO) . Please view their most recent guidance before reporting for in-person volunteer opportunities, and be prepared to follow those best practices in regards to Masks, Physical distancing, Hand hygiene, Cleaning & Sanitization.

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum will provide the following protective materials for in-person volunteers:

  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Hand washing stations with running water and soap
  • Hand sanitizer

For volunteer safety and the health of our community, Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum will follow strict cleaning and sanitization guidelines outlined by Hawai’i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO) .

Notify and Stay home:

Please notify Holly Buland, Assistant Director ( at Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum if:

  • You are scheduled for an in-person volunteer event and you or a household member is exhibiting these symptoms. Please stay at home and seek medical attention as required.

You or a household member are diagnosed with COVID-19 or are showing these symptoms within 14 days after participating in an in-person volunteer event.

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About Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum


3957 Hansen Road, P.O. Box 125, Puunene, HI 96784, US

Mission Statement

The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is a 501 c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and heritage of the sugar industry and the multi-ethnic plantation life which it engendered.


The story of sugar on Maui is told at the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum. We are the primary resource for information on the history of the sugar industry and its cultural heritage. We are located across from the1902 Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. mill (now closed) in what was once the thriving plantation town of Puunene. The museum is housed in one of the few historic buildings remaining from that era and contains exhibits about one of the most significant and influential periods in the Islands’ history. It presents information about the sugar industry, depicts sugar’s influence on the development of Maui’s water resources, and describes plantation community life and the multi-ethnic immigrants who came here to work for the plantations. It also features displays on the inner workings of a sugar mill.


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3957 Hansen RoadAcross the street from the old Puunene sugar millPO Box 125Kahului, HI 96784



  • Visual Arts
  • Exhibition Arts


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 10
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., or anytime in between.
  • Closed toed-shoes required, dress to get dirty.

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