South Maui Volunteers /
 Hoaloha 'Āina

(Hoaloha 'Āina means Friends of the Land)

Join us on scheduled Mondays from 7:30 am to 9:30 am.    Volunteers on Vacation are welcomed!

To help support the projects of South Maui Volunteers even more, please scroll down to find information about sponsoring a park bench or ordering a custom laser-engraved brick.

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  Where will you find us next workday? 

No scheduled dates at this time

( Covid-19 restrictions...

future dates TBA)

 Join us on scheduled workdays from

 7:30 AM- 9:30 AM

During workdays, please wear closed shoes, bring gloves, face masks, and water.  We provide all tools.


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Volunteer Base:
Our volunteers are full / part-time residents or Maui visitors on vacation.  Whether regulars or one-time helpers,  they are always friendly, like-minded people who are interested in giving back to Maui.   Subscribe to receive our weekly notices and announcements.
Park Bench
New!   Stainless steel, laser-engraved plaques adorn park benches with a memorial or commemorable message from donors.
Park Benches are available for sponsorship at Kalama Park.   There may also be an opportunity for a shared sponsorship, where several plaques from different donors are featured, at Kamaole II and III.  There is a limited number of available spots, so act now! 
Click on button below for more information.
Who authorizes our work?
Hoaloha 'Āina (aka South Maui Volunteers)  works under the guidance and direction of Maui County Parks, State DNLR, County of Maui Planning Department, and the on-island  UH Sea Grant Coastal Hazard Specialist and Geologist.
Volunteers on Vacation Program: 
The Pacific Whale Foundation has included Hoaloha 'Aina in their listing of volunteer opportunities for tourists.  When the visitor has contributed three hours, PWF offers a free gift, often a tote or poster that commemorates their willingness to give up a bit of their vacation to give back to the community. 
Check out our Blog
Lots of archived photos, slide-shows, videos, and helpful information can be found in the Blog section.  Watch the Videos of Kihei Charter School 6th Grader classes tell the story of the local dunes or see the archived slideshows of major projects like the dune walkover/ramps at Kama'ole I, II, and III. Navigate to our Blog page above or click here!
Purpose Statement: 
South Maui Volunteers work on the restoration and maintenance of beach and dune areas of South Maui's beach parks.  We believe healthy dunes are Mother Nature’s way of protecting our coastal areas and by working with the geologists at UH Sea Grant and the Maui Parks Department we can help reduce sand dune erosion and encourage natural dune growth.  We accomplish this by installing and maintaining site-specific dune pathways, protecting dune fields between parks and beaches, and by promoting native dune and beach plants.