The Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle is an all volunteer organization. For over 70 years, our members have been planting and maintaining trees and landscaping in public spaces, performing community cleanup activities, advocating for environmental causes, and educating the next generation to be be good environmental stewards, all of which have had a positive impact on the livability and sustainability of our community. This is our mission, to foster stewardship of the legacy we have all been bequeathed.
LKOC also recognizes that our Kailua community is blessed to have numerous organizations that provide volunteer opportunities to protect and enhance our environment. Pleas scroll to the bottom of this page to find a list of some of these.
VOLUNTEER JOBS IN THE "LTG" PROGRAM
Our Dedicated Team of LTG Volunteers
We are always looking for volunteers to participate in the “Learning to Grow” program at the Women’s Community Correctional Center in Kailua. Currently we have 6 volunteer teachers who each go to the Garden 1 day a week for 2 hours, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-10 AM. We also need drivers to deliver lettuce grown at the facility, to Foodland stores around Oahu, every other Wednesday.
We who volunteer all consider it a privilege to do this work and enjoy it immensely. If you would enjoy being a mentor gardener at the correctional facility or helping in any way, click here to get in touch with a coordinator. It is such rewarding work! We will give you details about the program and how it can fit in with your schedule. It is so rewarding and interesting, and we invite you to come to visit once or twice so you can decide if you want to contribute. Before entry, you will need to provide full name, date of birth and Social Security number to the Sergeant in charge. There is also a dress code and rules about what cannot be brought into the prison, which will be discussed with guests and new volunteers. Please visit our LKOC/WCCC Partnership page for more details on the program.
KALAMA BEACH PARK
Invasive Christmas berry at Kalama Beach Park
It’s Official!! Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle has “adopted” the grounds at the Boettcher Estate, Kalama Beach Park. We are committing to maintenance of the naupaka hedges and removal of invasive species such as ivy gourd and Christmas berry on a quarterly basis.
We held a work day on June 24, 2017, where truckloads of green waste were collected and removed from the property, including invasive ground cover and Christmas berry, overgrown naupaka, seagrape, and carrissa, and existing piles green waste debris. We also pruned several trees.
If you would like to be a part of the crew who is helping renovate Kalama Beach Park grounds, click hereto let us know, and we will notify you via email as workdays are scheduled. You will need to wear closed shoes, work gloves (if you have some), clothing to protect yourself from the sun, and bring a water bottle.
A WORKDAY IS SCHEDULED AT KALAMA BEACH PARK FOR SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22, 8:00 AM Please clickherefor details.
VOLUNTEER WORK DAYS AROUND KAILUA
April 2017: Mahalo! to volunteers who recently cleaned up the Hamakua Drive/Kailua Road corner abutting the marsh.
From time to time, we will schedule work days to spruce up areas of Kailua that are looking like no one cares. We will post the work days on this site, but if you would like to be put on a list to be notified by emailwhen a workday is scheduled, please email us a message by clicking here.
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
We in Kailua are so fortunate to live in a community that is so committed to seeing it thrive, and to have so many organizations in our midst that are each doing their part to see that vision fulfilled.
If you are looking to get involved in your community, one great way to do that is by volunteering. Here are a few options to get you started.
Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle Environmental organization focused on landscape beautification in the public sector and community and educational environmental outreach. A particularly rewarding activity is our “Learning to Grow” Program at the Women’s Community Correctional Center, and the workdays described above. Email: email@example.com Website: www.LKOC.org
Hika’alani Maintenance and restoration at Ulupo Heeiau with regular volunteer work days. Website: www.hikaalani.website/community-work-days.html
Hui o Ko’olaupoko Water shed management and community garden and ecosystem restoration projects with volunteer opportunities. Website: www.huihawaii.org
Hoʻokuaʻāina Building healthy communities using traditional Hawaiian values and the cultivation of Kalo (taro) through hands-on volunteer opportunities and place-based programming. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.hookuaaina.org Instagram: @hookuaaina
Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi Hawaiian cultural, conservation stewardship programs and educational tours in Kawainui Marsh. We clear invasives, plant natives and maintain these areas. Volunteers are needed to care for our restored native forests at our 15-acre site. Phone : (808) 263-8008 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ahahui.net
Ke Kahua O Kuali’i Water shed and Kawainui Marsh restoration projects and regular volunteer work days. We are dedicated to rehabilitating, restoring, and cultivating the land to re-establish a space inspiring conservation of culture and a natural environment. Website: www.Kekahua.org
Pali Lions Club Community work day projects and volunteer opportunities. Email: Palilions@gmail.comFacebook: @palilions