Strengthening Our Military Family      |      Armed Services YMCA Hawai`i



Volunteer With the Armed Services YMCA Hawai`i


Strengthening Our Military `Ohana Through Service

Volunteers are an integral part of the Armed Services YMCA Hawai`i. They strengthen military families by supporting programs such as Operation Holiday Joy, Operation Kid Comfort and Camp Hero; keep our facilities looking sharp with lawn and building maintenance; serve as mystery readers to preschoolers and assist with monthly Ohana Food Drops. In 2018 alone, nearly 1000 volunteers donated 7,351 hours of their time valued at $186,935.93. The Independent Sector values one volunteer hour at $25.43.

We offer on-going and seasonal volunteer projects for individuals, school/organization/civic groups, and military units. Below is a list of our main volunteer projects, though it is not exhaustive. If you have a volunteer or service project you would like to complete but it is not listed, please contact your nearest branch director for more information. Their contact information is listed below.

 Seasonal and On-going Volunteer Opportunities
  • Operation Holiday Joy
    • Host a Operation Holiday Joy Food Drive
    • Collect gifts and gift cards
    • Pack Operation Holiday Joy Baskets
    • Drop off Operation Holiday Joy Baskets
  • Summer Camps
    • "In their Boots Day" Military Unit Volunteers - provide hands on military experience for campers
    • Help set up and tear down for "In Their Boots Day"
  • Monthly Ohana Food Drops
    • Set up and Tear down
    • Help with passing out food
  • Operation Kid Comfort
    • Help cut fabric
    • Build quilt kits (no sewing needed)
    • Sew quilt kits together
    • Sew quilts together
    • Training and Directions available
  • Lawn/Building Maintenance
  • Mystery Readers for Parent Participation Preschool

Contact your local branch director for more information:


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