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volunteer opportunities
ywca of o‘ahu laniakea, fernhurst
and kokokahi locations

We need your time, enthusiasm and expertise!  Here is a quick list of things you can do as a volunteer to help the YWCA of O‘ahu achieve its mission.

YWCA Economic Advancement (EA) Programs:
Contact Kehaulani Coleman, Director of Economic Advancement Programs, (808) 695-2603, kcoleman@ywcaoahu.org

  • Clothing Merchandiser: sort and size donated clothing for the Dress for Success program.
  • Monthly Benefit Sale volunteer  (The actual sale is Wednesday & Thursday from 10:00-2:00): many jobs are involved with the sale from pre and post sale work to working the checkout table and clearing the fitting room.
  • Data Entry person:  enter required program data for reports.
  • Career Center Computer person: set up 1 or 2 dedicated computers at YWCA Fernhurst (Makiki) with helpful websites to find affordable housing, job readiness and personal financial management.
  • Computer Tutor: teach women basic computer skills at YWCA Fernhurst (Makiki).

YWCA Facilities:
Contact Candice Wessinger, Chief Operations Officer, (808) 695-2619, cwessinger@ywcaoahu.org

  • Hotel and Restaurant Management Majors: volunteer in our conferencing and catering department
  • Students of Architecture and Engineering: volunteer to organize blueprints, manuals and documents for a historic building  
  • Gardening skills: assistance with gardens in couryard and pool area

YWCA Member Services:

  • Front Desk: volunteer greeter
  • Adminstrative Support- volunteer assistant

YWCA Wellness:  

  • Water Instructors: swim coaching & working with children M/W or weekends 
  • Seasonal/Session Administrative Support: help with registration for swim sessions and summer pool activities
  • Groundskeeper/Gardener/Landscaper: upkeep landscape around pool area and plant native species 

YWCA Health & Wellness: 

  • Aqua Fit Instructor: teach aqua aerobics M/T/W/Th and open to new swim classes 
  • Independent Contractors: to instruct in one or many types of yoga, hi-low impact aerobics and Pilates
  • Volunteer Substitutes: to instruct any of our classes
  • Seasonal/Special Event Administrative Support 
  • Carpenters: help build shelves/classroom organizers 

YWCA Fernhurst:
Contact Rhonda Jones, Fernhurst Manager, (808) 941-2231, rjones@ywcaoahu.org

  • Facility Maintenance: Use your skill and experience to give back in the Fernhurst Residence community. Facilities volunteer will be able to perform a variety of work including painting tasks and small repairs to building and grounds. Exercises discretion in identifying projects requiring the services of a higher skilled crafts person. (1-4 hour shifts available Monday through Friday. Volunteers with experience in one area encouraged to apply.)
  • Hospitality: Help serve a diverse community of women while gaining practical knowledge of  lodging and transitional housing operations. Provide assistance with reservations, administration, marketing efforts and daily operations. (1-4 hour shifts available Monday through Friday. Computer literacy required.)




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info@ywcaoahu.org  ·  phone: (808) 538-7061  -  fax: (808) 521-8416

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