Volunteer

Martin Luther King Day is observed each year on the third Monday in January. As the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service, it has become known as "a day on, not a day off" and encourages all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. AmeriCorps has been charged with leading this effort for the past quarter...

What is a core volunteer? A core volunteer is a volunteer that is so dependable and reliable that you can put them on the schedule as if they were staff. As we begin the new year, we felt it important that we recognize a couple of these amazing people. Alan Momohara and Guy Ambrose were the first volunteers to...

Unfortunately, it’s that time again…….when we have to say “goodbye” to another AmeriCorps service member. Lauren Sarg joined us as a second term AmeriCorps service member back in February 2020 after serving her first term at Habitat East Bay/Silicone Valley. Lauren was a patient and gracious team member from the start. AmeriCorps members commit to spending 10 1/2 months addressing critical...

Here at Kaua'i Habitat we have been so fortunate to be able to continue building homes and hope by utilizing COVID-19 safety precautions. These precautions have enabled our constructions site as well as our ReStore to remain going strong, and have allowed us to welcome back resident volunteers in a limited capacity. "We've had some wonderful folks come out over the...

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our dear friend and longtime ReStore volunteer Loren Johnson, Sr. who recently lost his battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. Those of us that knew Loren well will remember him as an energetic and life-loving man. He retired at 62 and moved to Kaua'i from Homer, Alaska. In...

We are so excited to welcome the newest members of the Kaua'i Habitat 'ohana! Mary Regan, Joseph Burleigh and Karim Johnson have signed on to serve 10.5 months as AmeriCorps Service Members, building homes and hope with Kaua'i Habitat for Humanity. AmeriCorps is a national service program where members commit to improving lives and addressing critical community needs. On Kaua'i...

It's time to say "mahalo," but thankfully not "goodbye" to our AmeriCorps service member Mackenzie Hampson. Mackenzie has been with us since September of 2019 serving a 10.5 month term with AmeriCorps. During this time we noticed that she was an awesome Construction Crew Leader on our team. Mackenzie has helped build over 20 homes during her service term with...

Another beautiful week brings progress in the construction of affordable housing for the hardworking families on Kaua'i! Just this week we saw the walls go up on the future home of the Evans 'ohana, all while work was being done on three other lots in the subdivision. Construction Site Supervisor Robert Knowles worked alongside homebuyers, AmeriCorps service members and core volunteers...

We recently said “a hui hou” to our AmeriCorps service member, Mitch Myers. Mitch started his AmeriCorps service in Portland and continued with a second service term here at Kaua'i Habitat. For the last 10 months, Mitch proved himself to be an invaluable member of our construction team both in Anahola and at our ‘Ele’ele Iluna sites. Many homeowners and volunteers...