Volunteers are the heartbeat of KEY Project

Who volunteers?

People like YOU and everyone from students, business organizations, religious, civic and sports groups, educators, families, and retirees. Majority of our volunteers reside in the Ko’olaupoko area, they are currently or previously participated in one or more of our services or programs, and have a strong desire to give back, take care of, and improve the general well being of their community and KEY Project.

What do they do?

Our volunteers are known to provide an impressive range of activities that include sharing skills or knowledge with program participants, up-keeping the facility, coordinating learning experiences, hosting community movie nights, swap and meets, BINGO or trunk or treat events and lending a hand at important fundraising events like Mothers and Others, Fathers Day Fest, Ko’olau Ohana Festival, and our Kalua Turkey Imu at Thanksgiving.

When are your events?

  • Kupuna Breakfast – a social meal service for senior citizens 50+ years held on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m.
  • Holomua Youth Program – an after-school enrichment project for students (6th – 8th grades) held Monday through Friday 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Ohana Food Bank – a food distribution held on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Monday of each month, except holidays at 2:00 p.m.
  • Ku’i Festival – a cultural experience held on the 1st Saturday in April at 9:00 a.m.
  • Mothers and Others – a benefit brunch held on the Saturday before Mother’s Day at 10:00 a.m.
  • Fathers Day Fest – a benefit breakfast held on the Saturday before Father’s Day at 8:00 a.m.
  • Ohana Nights –  free family fun event held on the last Friday of the month  from January to September at 6:00 p.m.
  • Ko’olau Ohana Festival – our annual KEY Project fundraiser dinner held on the 3rd Saturday of October at 5:00 p.m.
  • Trunk or Treat – families of our community and staff decorate the trunk of their cars to offer a safe place for our community keiki to trick or treat. Held on Halloween or the last Friday of October at 5:00 p.m.
  • Kalua Turkey Imu – a Thanksgiving fundraising event held on the Wednesday night before and the morning of Thanksgiving
  • Malama KEY, a beautification program held quarterly to partner with local businesses, large community groups, schools and staff to maintain our facilities.
  • Ongoing Facilities Maintenance- looking for help with tree trimming, light carpentry and electrical,  and painting work.

How to get involved?

There are numerous ways for you to lend a hand at KEY Project. Send us a message at info@keyproject.org, give us a call at (808) 239-5777 to discuss your ideas, or stop by the office at 47-200 Waihe’e Road, Kaneohe HI 96744 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We look forward to hearing from you.