Statewide Global Action Projects: PAAC x Kanu Hawaii for Volunteer Month in April

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Statewide Global Action Projects: PAAC x Kanu Hawaii for Volunteer Month in April

PAAC is preparing the next generation of leaders for an increasingly interconnected world. We are building bridges, inspiring young leaders, and developing global citizens for Hawaiʻi. We recognize that all this work begins at home.
Global citizens have a broad and informed understanding of global issues, trends, and interconnected systems. They recognize the complex interplay between local and global dynamics and strive to address issues holistically, considering their impact on communities worldwide.
Each year our clubs and classes statewide develop community action projects founded in global understanding. This year, we are excited to partner with Kanu Hawaiʻi to support local action with global reach during volunteer month, April 2024. We hope it is the beginning of an annual tradition for PAAC Clubs.

Learn more about Pledge to our Keiki - Watch the video below:


Join us in signing the Pledge to help preserve the beauty of Hawaiʻi for generations to come. Once you have signed the Pledge, you will be directed to a list of volunteer opportunities for your club. Choose one for April that connects with your clubʻs energy and interests. 
TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT: If your club needs support with transportation expenses for a service day project, please contact Roya Dennis, for special club funds for Aprilʻs month of service.


  1. STEP ONE: Take PAACʻs Pledge to our Keiki: 
  2. STEP TWO: Select a volunteer site/event in April from the list of volunteer opportunities by island on PAACʻs Mahalo Pledge Page:

  3. STEP THREE: Once you have chosen a project, share your goals with PAAC. 

  4. STEP FOUR: Share photos of the day with a few captions with PAAC.


Don't feel like tackling another search engine?

Check out the opportunities list below to take action:



  1. 1.) 2024 EARTH WEEK CLEANUPS with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii
    • Sunday, April 21st: Waimānalo Beach Cleanup (location TBD)
    • Tuesday, April 23rd: Workday at GoFarm/Waimānalo Research Center
    • Thursday, April 25th: Workday at Full Circle Farm
    • Saturday, April 27th: Restoration day at Nation of Hawai'i
    • Learn more and sign up through Sustainable Coastlines here
  2. 2.) Sadako Peace Project includes two initiatives: The Sadako Project, founded in 2014, and the Sadako Peace Cranes Project, founded in 2016. The projects are peace-building activities launched at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial through JASH (Japan Asian Society of Hawaiʻi). Your club can create cranes and/or volunteer to teach visitors at Pearl Harbor about the Sadako Peace Project.
    • Learn more a​nd volunteer here
  3. ​​3.) Genki Ball Toss and Make- Waikiki Community Center: This activity is open to 40 participants, so sign up soon. Learn how how to make the genki balls and about the benefits of these micro-organisms for water pollution clean.
  4. 4.) Waimea Valley Clean Up: This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of our Waimea Valley Volunteer Team. The group will be in the main valley helping to maintain the botanical gardens and Hawaiian Cultural sites.
    • Sun 4/7/2024 9am-12:30pm, Sun 4/21/2024 9am-12:30pm, 
    • Sign up here


Check out more opportunities to serve Oʻahu here


  1. 1.) Maui Cultural Land- Honokowai Valley Restoration: Remove invasive species along a riparian corridor to stabilize our cultural resources. Meet these simple goals for the day: (1) Have Fun, (2) learn one thing and share it at dinner that evening. Depending on conditions and moon phase we also plant native species to help mitigate sediment transport to the ocean.
    • Sat 4/6/2024 9am-1:30pm, Sat 4/13/2024 9am-1:30pm, Sat 4/20/2024 9am-1:30pm, and Sat 4/27/2024 9am-1:30pm, 
    • Sign up here
  2. 2.) Kokua Saturday At Malama Hamakua Maui: Malama Hāmākua is a non-profit, community based organization created to help the county with maintaining and preserving the Hāmākua Open Space. Funding is through grants and maintenance contract with the county. Much of the work is currently voluntary. They have a monthly Malama Day in which you just show up and help with a work party for about 2-3 hours. It is at 9 am, on the last Saturday of each month and they usually meet at the Hahana Rd entrance to the Hamakuloa Open Space Preserve.
    • Sat 4/27/2024 9am-11:30am
    • Sign up here


Check out more opportunities to serve Maui here.


  1. 1.) Volunteer In The Forest at Ohia Ridge Farm: Spend the day on the slopes of Mauna Kea at 3300’ in Hawaiʻi’s ʻohiʻa forest. A scenic paved road leads to our 41-acre farm…visit the post and beam greenhouse, learn about native trees and shrubs, plant seedlings to diversify the existing montane forest…listen for the call of the ʻōmaʻo and help preserve habitat for Hawaiʻi’s rare plants and native birds.
    • Sat 4/6/2024 8am-12pm, Sun 4/7/2024 8am-12pm, Sat 4/13/2024 8am-12pm, Sun 4/14/2024 8am-12pm, Sat 4/20/2024 8am-12pm, Sun 4/21/2024 8am-12pm, Sat 4/27/2024 8am-12pm, Sun 4/28/2024 8am-12pm,
    • Learn More and Sign Up here


  2. 2) ʻĀina Hoʻōla Initiative- Hilo: Ready to get your hands dirty for a good cause? Check out these upcoming volunteer opportunities below. Whether it’s a day of clearing invasive species or planting native plants, there’s always something happening at the wetlands.
  3. 3.) Genki Hou at Queen Liliʻuokalani: Join East Hawaii Rotary Club project to help improve the water quality at the ponds in Queen Liliuokalani Gardens. This effort will be making the Genki Balls which contain effective micro organisms that will later be tossed into the ponds.
    • DATE TBA- learn more here


Check out more opportunities to serve Hawaiʻi here.


Want to share a project you would like PAAC Clubs to know about?

Reach out to Roya Dennis,