Job & Volunteer Openings

Looking for a Kauai volunteer opportunity? You’ve come to the right place!
 
We take the safety of staff and volunteers very seriously, while also recognizing the critical nature of food security during these times. Our screening process includes that participants in any of our programs must: (1) not have been ill or traveled off-island within the last 14 days; and (2) not been in close contact with anyone who has traveled off-island or been ill in the last 14 days.

Malama Kaua’i offers both paid and volunteer positions based on current availability, need, and funding. We often hire directly from our pool of volunteers because of their dedication to our mission and commitment to community service, so if you’d like to work with us, volunteering is a great way to try out a role that interests you! Mahalo!

Paid Job Opportunities:

  • Part-time Delivery Driver & Packer for Kaukau 4 Keiki (Lihue) – temporary through 7/31/21
  • Full-time Temporary Delivery Driver & Food Hub Helper (Islandwide) – temporary for 12 weeks
    • See post above for similar job duties, email resume to megan@malamakauai.org 

Volunteer Opportunities:

For more regular updates on diverse volunteer opportunities available from week to week, join our Malama Kaua`i Volunteers Facebook Group! Current needs:

Kaukau 4 Keiki Packing Helpers Packing Help is needed in Lihue from 9am to 12noon or 12noon to 3pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays assembling meal kit boxes for children in need across the island through July 31st. Food handlers card is required and we will reimburse you for obtaining it. Afternoon shifts for making boxes and breaking down cardboard do not require a Food handlers card. 

Kaukau 4 Keiki Delivery Drivers Delivery drivers needed islandwide between the hours of 10a-3pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Must pass background check, be able to commit through July 31st once per week, and have enclosed and clean vehicle space to transport boxes. Gas cards and training is provided.

CSA Home Delivery Drivers – Adopt a CSA delivery route and help bring fresh, local produce to families experiencing food insecurity.  Work with our food hub team to pick up and deliver local produce in your own neighborhood or across the island. You will pick up local CSA bags and deliver, while providing customer service and communication to MK staff. This role requires a long-term weekly commitment at the same time each Thursday, and reliable, clean transportation with enclosed space for up to 10 CSA bags. Per-delivery gas reimbursement is available. Teams of 2 from the same household are preferable.

CSA Pickup Site Hosts – Make healthy eating accessible and support our local food system by hosting a CSA pickup in your neighborhood! Work with our food hub team to co-host a CSA pickup in your area. You will volunteer by hosting the CSA pickup weekly for a max of 2 hours to allow customers to pick up their produce, help to market the pickup in your community, and sharing aloha with our customers. The role requires a long-term weekly commitment at the same time each Thursday for approx. 2 hours, and a strong spirit of aloha to provide clients exceptional service.

CSA Marketing & Outreach Volunteers – Support healthy food access and our local food system by promoting and marketing a CSA pickup in your neighborhood! Help is needed with a variety of tasks to reach out those on SNAP/EBT and others, including: postering/flyering, community outreach, photography, videography, social media, and/or whatever other ideas you may have! This is a flexible on-your-own role that requires technical and communication skills.

All volunteers should have a passion for local food and supporting local farmers; an aloha spirit and positive, welcoming attitude; and the ability to maintain social distancing, properly wear a mask, not have any near future travel plans, and be able to follow COVID protocols.

If interested in any of these roles, please send us your info on our Volunteer Sign-up Form here.

Keyword: Kauai Volunteer

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