Organizations seek volunteers to assist with service projects

Hundreds of volunteers are being sought to assist with more than a half-dozen community service projects this month in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

Maui County is participating in this effort, a nationwide push to promote King’s call for social justice by helping worthy causes in communities. The slogan for the effort is “A day on, not a day off!” as people all across the nation help others.

Volunteers may sign up for various projects with these organizations:


* Habitat for Humanity

Demolition of a Harbor Lights unit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Habitat can help customers find materials for their own renovations at its ReStore, 970 Lower Main St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Community Work Day

Planting a keiki garden, Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center, 670 Waiale Road, 9 a.m. to noon.

Wetland restoration; remove invasive plant species and restore a native habitat, Laie Wetlands restoration, next to St. Theresa Church, Kihei, 9 a.m. to noon.

* The Maui Farm

Clearing garden areas to provide space for families to grow food, 100 Ike Drive, Makawao, 8 a.m. to noon.


* Sustainable Living Institute at the University of Hawaii Maui College and Community Work Day

Installing a large garden on the campus, 2 to 6 p.m.

* Haleakala Lions Club

Putting together bentos (lunches) for the 7th annual Health Occupations Students of America Conference, UH-Maui College, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Lunches need to be made by 11 a.m. for delivery.)

* Hale Makua

Painting party, painting buildings and some outdoor work, meet at front entrance, 472 Kaulana St., Kahului, 9 a.m. to noon

* Friends of Old Maui High School

Restoration projects on the Hamakuapoko campus in preparation for the school’s centennial celebration to be held in September, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To sign up and learn more about the projects visit

For more information contact Wendy Stebbins, Volunteer Center coordinator, at 270-7150 or

The projects are planned in coordination with the county’s Volunteer Center along with Maui Economic Opportunity’s AmeriCorps program.