County of Maui Volunteer Center provides free training and resources to nonprofits facing COVID-19



The County of Maui Volunteer Center is providing free support, training and resources to local nonprofits facing challenges due to COVID-19.


The Volunteer Center is kicking off its support with a three-day, virtual conference from Sept. 22-24 to assist Maui County nonprofits with building an effective reopening/recovery plan for volunteer programs in a COVID-19 world.


The deadline for nonprofits to register for the virtual conference has been extended to tomorrow, Sept. 18. Registrations can be made to Volunteer Center Coordinator Wendy Stebbins by email at wendy.stebbins@mauicounty.gov.


For more information, visit the Volunteer Center’s website at HandsOnMaui.com.

“Volunteer-work has become more important than ever during these difficult times,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “I encourage all of our nonprofits to take advantage of the resources provided by the County’s Volunteer Center. I also ask everyone to consider volunteering in the community. There are many great opportunities and worthy causes that need our help throughout Maui County.”


Other programs and services the Volunteer Center provides include:

  • COVID-19 Volunteer Policy Assistance – Virtual consultations and customized COVID-19 policy creation assistance is available.

  • GetConnected Virtual Volunteer Center – GetConnected is a volunteer management software that allows Maui nonprofits to post their needs and events, and matches prospective volunteers to their ideal nonprofits and opportunities.

  • GetConnected Profile and Volunteer Opportunity Assistance – Virtual consultations and assistance are available to optimize agency profiles and volunteer opportunities in GetConnected.

  • Social Media Promotion of Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteer needs posted on GetConnected are promoted on the County of Maui Volunteer Center’s social media accounts and Facebook group.

  • Monthly Volunteer HotSheet – The most current and exciting volunteer needs in Maui County are delivered each month to nearly 3,000 potential volunteers.

  • Phone Check-ins with Agency Partners – Telephone outreach to partner agencies to check on status and needs during COVID-19.

The County of Maui Volunteer Center is the one resource and catalyst on Maui that leads, connects and mobilizes volunteers and volunteer agencies to contribute to a better life on Maui.

The Volunteer Center partners with a number of agencies, which list their volunteer opportunities on the HandsOnMaui.com website. Opportunities include food sorting, patient home visits, Red Cross shelter associates and serving as a trail steward at Haleakala National Park.

For more information, visit the Volunteer Center’s website at HandsOnMaui.com and follow its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/handsonmaui and Instagram @handsonmaui.

Volunteers and agencies may also contact Volunteer Center Coordinator Wendy Stebbins at (808) 270-7150 or wendy.stebbins@mauicounty.gov.


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