Help Keiki, Teens and Ohanas who are grieving by becoming a Group Facilitator Volunteer

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We are opening new grief support groups and Keiki Corner hours in Lāhainā/Kā'anapali/Nāpili, Upcountry, Hana, Lāna’i and Moloka’i.

  • Become a Group Facilitator Volunteer to help conduct in-person peer support groups that provide grieving keiki, teens and ohanas a safe space to open up, share, and support one another. We provide free training, no previous experience required. Groups are split between keiki's ages, with adult parents/caregivers meeting separately.

We also need volunteers for:
  • Keiki Corner hours
  • The Events Team (help to plan, organise and facilitate events)
  • Social Media
  • Photography & Videography
  • Clerical/Accounting/office help
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Community Outreach
  • Public Policy Advocate
  • Being an ambassador at large for Nā Keiki O Emalia and tell everyone about us
Volunteers who work with children are required to live on Maui for at least 6 consecutive months a year, and successfully complete a background check.

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PO BOX 1137, WAILUKU, HI 96793, US

Mission Statement

Nā Keiki O Emalia provides support to grieving children, teens, and their families to help them heal after the death of a loved one. We are offering a series of in-person peer support groups to provide grieving children a safe space to open up, share, and support one another through grief. Fun activities, art projects, story sharing and grief education included in the sessions. Parents also will meet in a separate small group. We are opening new grief support groups in Hana, Lahaina, Upcountry, Lana’i and Moloka’i.


The purpose of Nā Keiki O Emalia’s groups is to:

Help children and teens to know they are not alone in their grief.

Provide comfort for children by establishing a place where they can talk about their experience, the person who died, their fears, and their concerns.

Honor a child’s inner experience; children’s grief is not always manifest and may be overlooked as parents and care providers resume their everyday routines and responsibilities.

Give children and teens the opportunity to process their grief and experience happy moments as they form new friendships and bond with peers who have suffered from losing a loved one.

Facilitate the formation of ongoing friendships among youngsters.

Help parents meet the emotional challenges of their grieving children and teens in healthy ways.

Help parents with children of similar ages learn healthy parenting tools for their grieving children at their child’s developmental stage.

Help parents distinguish between normal behavior for their child’s age and what behaviors might point to a youngster’s distress.

Provide names of therapists or other agencies if parents request such a resource.

Facilitate healing for the entire family: help participants move towards acceptance and to regain a sense of joy and laughter.


Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Children & Youth, Community, Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Wailuku, HI 96793



  • Youth Services
  • Group Facilitation
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Whether you can give 2 hours a month, 2 hours a week, or 2 hours a day, you can help Nā Keiki O Emalia support grieving children.
  • Volunteers who work with children are required to live on Maui for at least 6 consecutive months a year, and successfully complete a background check.

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