Community Partners



Agency: American Heart Association
Contact: Sarah Wallace
Address: 400 Hualani Street, Suite 15, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 961-2825, Fax 961-2827
Opportunities: Public speaking; health care education (educational programs about heart disease and stroke risk factors); fund raising; participation in health fairs held at elementary schools; emergency cardiac care program
*Biol 100

Agency: Alu Like, Inc.
Contact: Island Representative Michael Diaz
Address: 32 Kinoole Street Suite 102
Hilo, HI 86720
Phone: 967-2625
Opportunities: Contact Island Representative Limited Availability

Agency: The Bay Clinic
Contact: Belinda Cole
Addresses: 311 Kalanianaole Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 969-1427
Activities: Clerical, public relations, administrative support, Reachout and Read program at clinic and outline sites Puna-Health Ed for elderly

*Biol 100, Biol 101


Agency: Big Island AIDS Project
Contact: David Gerson
Address: 2043 Kinoole St
Hilo, HI 96721
phone: 981-2428
Opportunities: Educating clients, participate in a buddy system, miscellaneous tasks (i.e. moving, yard work)

*Biol 100, Biol 101


Agency: Boys and Girls Club of Hilo
Contact: Paul Supp
Address: 100 Kamakahonu Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 961-5536, Fax 961-5189
Opportunities: Work with school-aged children, computers, office tasks, arts and crafts, physical education

*Biol 101


Agency: Child & Family Service
Contact: Lisa Amico
Addresses: P.O. Box 1808
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Phone: 323-2664
Opportunities: Working with children


Agency: East Hawaii Coalition for the Homeless

Contact: Judy Segobia

Address: 115 Kapiolani Street

Hilo, HI 96720

Phone: 961-2559

Opportunities: Clerical; service clients with food and clothing distribution

*Biol 101


Agency: Edith Kanaka’ole Foundation

Contact: Pua Kanahele

Address: 1110 Auwae Road

Hilo, HI 96720



Opportunities: Hawaiian Cultural Studies , restoration of taro terraces at Waipio Valley

*Bot 130, Bot 101, Sci 124


Agency: Goodwill Industries of Hawaii

Contact: Petra Wiesenbauer

Address:500 Kalanianaole Ave

Hilo, HI 96720


FAX: 969-3861

Opportunities: Human  services such as assisting adults with disabilities, job placement, office computer tasks, adult health care (TB clearance and CPR)


Agency: Hale Oluea Clubhouse

Contact: Tammy Tsuchiyama

Address: 1054B Kilauea Avenue

Hilo, HI 96720

Phone: 933-0533

This organization helps members to increase or regain self-confidence and personal and social skills as well as improving their viability in the work market.

Opportunities: Tutoring and literacy assistance and motivational skills.


Agency: Hawaii Island Humane Society

Contact: Public Relations Coordinator

Address: P. O. Box 939

Kea’au, Hawaii 96749

Phone: 966-5458, Fax: 966-8161 M-Sat. 9-5:30

Opportunities: Work with animals (bathing, feeding, vaccinating); cleaning tasks, public relations and

clerical work, maintaining web site

*Biol 101


Agency: Hawaii Island Teen Court

Contact: Dan Straight

Address: 165 Keawe Street

Hilo, HI 96720

Phone: 934-7792

Opportunities: Assist in preparing for hearings; monitor jury deliberation


Agency: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Contact: Chris Zimmer or Tim Tunison

Address: PO Box 52

Hawaii National Park, Hi 96718

Phone: 985-6097 Fax: 985-6029

Opportunities: Eradication of non-native plants in forests; knowledge of native plants and their purpose

and importance

*Bot 130, Bot 101, Sci 124


Agency: Healthsouth

Contact: Patti Taira-Tokuuke

Address: 116 Hualalai Street Stem. 100

Hilo HI, 96720

Phone: 969-3811

Opportunities: Assist Physical Therapist in various duties, take blood pressure, office work

*Biol 100


Agency: Hilo Medical Center

Contact: Joanne Yoshiyama

Address: 1190 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, HI  96720

Phone: 974-4715,

Opportunities: Nurses aid, receptionist, escort, assist in physical therapy, wheelchair maintenance,

*Biol 100

Agency: Kamakana

Contact: Ka’e’e Calica

Address: HCR 1 Box 4122

Kea’au, Hawaii 96749

Opportunities: Hawaiian Language and culture resources


Agency: Kaumana Elem School  

Contact: PCNC

1710 Kaumana Dr.

Hilo, HI  96720


Opportunities: Tutoring in all subjects

Agency: The Learning Center UH Hilo, HCC

Contact: Guy Kimura

Address: 200 W Kawili Street

Hilo, HI 96720

Phone: 974-7503

Opportunities: Tutoring in various subject areas

*Biol 100, Biol 101


Agency: Makapapa Discovery Center (NOAA)
Contact:  Yumi Yasutaki
Phone: 933-8195, Email:
Location: 108 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Activities: Help answer visitors' questions, light cleaning, feed fish etc
Scheduled Dates: By arrangement, please contact Yumi Yasutaki as above


Agency: Mountain View Elementary School/A+ Program

Contact: John Hu/A+ Coordinator

Address: PO Box 9

Mountainview, Hawaii 96771

Opportunities: Tutoring in all subjects and working in the A-plus program

*Biol 100, Biol 101, Bot 130


Agency: Natural Area Reserve System (NARS)

This project is currently on hold


Address : PO Box 4849

Hilo, HI 96720

Phone: 974-4221

Opportunities: This project is temporarily on hold

More information

Transportation provided

*Bot 130, Bot 101, Biol 101, Biol 100


Agency: Ola`a Community Center

Contact: Dr Noelie Rodriguez

Address : Hawai`i Community College, 200 West Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720
Note: The Center is located in Kea`au town center.

Phone: 974-7386

Activities: Staffing the Center, Planning executing and evaluating programs, volunteer development, grant writing

Special request for tutors at the Ola`a Comunity Center from 2:30-3:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Noelie Rodriguez as above.

The Ola`a Community Center offers a diverse range of services including classes and workshops for personal and educational development, tutoring, health education, anti-violence education, drug prevention, vocational skills development etc.


Agency: Panaewa Zoo/ Friends of the Panaewa Zoo

Contact: Jim Phillips

Address: PO Box 738

Kea’au, HI 96749

Phone: 934-8888

Opportunities: Tasks and functions relating to Zoo maintenance

Biol 101


Agency: Queen Liliuokalani Childrens Center Liliuokalani Trust

Contact: Ph: 935-9381


Agency: The Salvation Army Interim Home

Contact: Pauline Pavao

Address: 1786 Kinoole Street

Hilo, HI 96720

Phone: 935-4411

Opportunities: Working with youth in crisis

Agency: VSA Arts Hawai`i-Pacific
Contact: Island Representative Michael Diaz
Address: Puna Hongwanji, Kea`eu, HI
Phone: 974-7551
Opportunities: Assist students with arts activities related to literacy improvement
Schedule: Wed, Thurs 9:00-12:00 AM


Agency: Waiakea Intermediate School

Contact: Science tutors call Sol Farmer, Reading tutors call Sherry Ita

Address: 200 West Puainako Street

Hilo, HI 96720

Phone: 981-7231

Opportunities: Tutoring students in all subjects

*Biol 100, Biol 101, Bot 130, Bot 101


Agency: Waiakeawaena Elementary School/Kama`aina Kids

Contact: Robyn Mitchell

Address: 2420 Kilauea Ave, Hilo HI  96720

Phone: 981-7200

Opportunities: Reading and Math tutors wanted

*Biol 100, Biol 101,


Agency: YWCA

Contact: Nancy Moser

Address: 145 Ululani St.

Hilo, HI 96720

Phone: 935-7141

Opportunities: Empower women in leadership, serve on different committees, developing

marketing plan, public relations, racial just



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