Hawai`i Commission for National and Community Service
University of Hawai`i • 1601 East-West Road, JAB 4019 • Honolulu, HI 96848 • Phone (808)956-8145 • Fax (808)956-2950


AmeriCorps is designed to achieve direct results in addressing the nation's critical education, human, public safety, and environmental needs at the community level. The program provides meaningful opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their country in organized efforts, fostering civic responsibility, building community, and providing educational opportunity for those who make a substantial commitment to service. The AmeriCorps Program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. To visit the national AmeriCorps website, click here.

Hawai'i's AmeriCorps program is administered by the Hawai'i Commission for National and Community Service. Recognizing the state's unique Hawaiian heritage and instilled with the values of many cultures and peoples, the Commission is guided by the principles of

•manuwahi (to give freely), 

•kokua (to support, assist), 

•laulima (to work cooperatively), and 

•lokahi (unity, harmony).

We shall support and nurture the development of a firm, lifelong commitment to serve Hawai'i's people, from the keiki (children), makua (parents and adults), to the kupuna (grandparents and elderly). We shall encourage increased participation in community service for the enhancement of the quality of life and diversity of Hawai'i's people. We shall malama (care for) the environment and natural resources; incorporate 'ohana (family) strength and values; build on and enrich cultural, educational, and economic aspects of our community; and develop partnerships among grassroots, nonprofit, corporate, local, state, national, public, and private sectors. We shall support community driven service initiatives and unify state and national directives within a framework that effectively facilitates communication and collaboration among all levels of leadership. 

Volunteers needed on Maui for MLK Service Projectshttp://www.co.maui.hi.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3997