Laulima Volunteer Program
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Hāli’imaile Community Garden. It is a beautiful place to be and a place where you can really make a difference.
Laulima is a value passed down from generation to generation within the Hawaiian culture that literally means “many hands working together.” More significantly it represents a pillar principle of unity and cooperation in the Hawaiian culture. It is unselfish and generous, quite well defined as the willingness to give of yourself without being asked for the greater good of the group.
Lualima embodies the essence of what it means to live aloha. This is because no task is too big when everyone pitches in together. Working together to achieve our goals makes our collective success easy and lessens the burden on each individual in many areas of our lives, including work, social, and family. Emphasizing laulima in family, organizational, and business life improves outcomes for individuals and groups by making things work for the benefit of everyone.
No experience is necessary to volunteer. All training will be provided. Individuals interested in becoming new volunteers should complete a volunteer application available on our website or by contacting our office. New volunteers will attend an orientation session to receive a tour of the garden and learn about the garden's programs and various opportunities available.
The key to success and personal fulfillment with volunteering at the garden is committing to volunteer day once a month and/or committing a regular time each week. The minimum age to volunteer is 18 years old. Garden volunteers that are under 18 years of age must volunteer with their parent or legal guardian at group project days. Youth volunteers may contribute during supervised activities in community garden and Goodwill Garden areas.
A few things to keep in mind when attending the orientation and volunteer days:
- Wear "garden" clothes (you will most likely not remain clean).
- Wear comfortable closed toe shoes.
- Be prepared for rain or shine with a hat, sunglasses, work gloves, warm jacket, and rain gear.
- Please do not bring pets to the orientation or volunteer days.
- Please leave personal items and valuables at home or locked in your car.
Thank you for caring!
Maui County HandsOn Maui Volunteer Center & Our Volunteer Heroes
HandsOn Maui is a part of the national HandsOn volunteer program operated by the County of Maui. The program promotes volunteerism in our community, and provides training for volunteer leaders.
To the left is their newest video, in which Hāli’imaile Community Garden is featured as a participating organization.
Below are pictures of our volunteers being recognized at the annual HandsOn Maui Volunteer Hero ceremony.