New Virtual Volunteer Program
Keeping a safe distance and delivering Service
Please be reminded that during the COVID-19 situation we need to take the best care of each other. To protect our dedicated volunteers and the participants who receive services, we have suspended our person-to-person contact services. These include escorted transportation for non-essential medical appointments, friendly visits and in-home respite volunteer caregiver visits until further notice.
Nā Hoaloha has initiated a “Virtual Volunteer” program. While participants are self-isolating and keeping a safe distance from personal contact, they can find comfort in knowing they are not forgotten when a caring volunteer calls to check-in on how they are doing, listen to their concerns, offer resource information and inquire on their immediate needs for food, water, essential supplies and medications.
Our volunteers help seniors remain independent.
In 2020, every fourth person in Hawaii will be 60 years of age or older. As Maui County’s population ages, many residents will be faced with caring for a family member or will need services themselves. Services such as rides to a doctor, or to get medication or groceries can impact the ability to live independently. Nā Hoaloha provides these essential services to increase the chances of staying at home as long as possible. Our volunteers provide escort transportation services, friendly visits, telephone reassurance, and respite services. We are able to do so through the generosity of our funders and our volunteers. Our services are provided entirely by volunteers.