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Six ways to give back!

Kanahā Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

The 143-acre sanctuary is home to two endangered bird species, the Hawaiian coot (‘alae, ‘alae ke‘oke‘o) and the Hawaiian stilt (ae‘o); and visited by more than eighty species of migratory shorebirds, ducks and other waterbirds. Native plants like makaloa (sedge) and kaluhā (papyrus) also grow there. Every Thursday from 8:30 to 11 a.m., volunteers gather at Kanahā to clear alien species and plant native flora. 572-6338, Hear.org/Volunteer/Maui/Kanaha.htm

Maui Humane Society

The Society provides shelter and other vital services for animals in need: aiding in adoptions, offering education on caring for pets and keeping them safe. Volunteers can walk, bathe, groom and play with animals at the shelter; take dogs on beach outings; help at pet-adoption events and spay-neuter clinics. They can also provide temporary care for foster animals that aren’t quite ready for adoption. Meha Meha Loop, Pu‘unēnē, 877-3680, Volunteer@MauiHumaneSociety.org, MauiHumaneSociety.org

Common Ground Collective

Put your green thumb to good use with this nonprofit whose services promote economic and educational opportunities and food security in Maui County. Volunteers help turn backyards into mini farms, harvest fruits and vegetables, and teach homeowners the fundamentals of DIY farming. 50 Ahualani Pl., Makawao, 509-851-8300, Info@CommonGroundCollective.com, CommonGroundCollective.com

Mālama Maui Nui

Nonprofit Mālama Maui Nui engages residents and visitors alike in litter prevention, recycling and beautification efforts across Maui County. Volunteers are always needed to lend a hand for cleanups at a beach, park, or in your neighborhood. The nonprofit provides trash pickers, gloves, bags, buckets, traffic vests and other necessary supplies—and guidance, too. 877-2524 ext. 105, Volunteer@MalamaMauiNui.org, MalamaMauiNui.org

Hale Makua Health Services

Ask anyone who lends a hand at Hale Makua’s Wailuku and Kahului long-term-care facilities, and they’ll tell you a seemingly simple act can bring immeasurable joy. Volunteers serve meals, drive residents to and from activities, read aloud, play games, give manicures, or just lend an ear. 871-9218, Danielles@HaleMakua.org

Unda Kava 808

Through cultural sports and friendly competition, Unda Kava 808 helps to bridge the educational and social gaps facing local youth. In February, Maui’s intermediate-school students will participate in Makahiki games, an ancient tradition honoring Lono, Hawaiian god of peace and agriculture. Volunteers are needed to prepare equipment for kōnane (Hawaiian checkers), ‘ulu maika (bowling), ‘o‘ō  ihe (spear throwing) and other games. 393-3424, Ikaika@MakahikiGames.com, UndaKava808.Weebly.com



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