Volunteer Opportunities for Maui Visitors

Are you visiting Maui and hoping to volunteer while on island? We love to welcome Maui Visitors into our Sewing Hui during their trips. Find out more information about our volunteering opportunities below:

What?

An opportunity to volunteer  and directly give back to the Maui community during your visit. The Sewing Hui works on various initiatives that address a current need in the community. Visitors are welcome to join a volunteering session in creating for the Maui community. Having sewing skills is a plus, but we also have plenty of non-sewing tasks available during volunteering sessions. Part of the volunteer experience will include a lunch provided by us and the opportunity to talk story and connect with the local residents who regularly volunteer with The Sewing Hui. 

When?

Thursdays from 9am-1pm OR 12pm-4pm. There will be 3 hours of creating for the community and 1 hour will be for lunch. 

Who?

Anyone 15 years old and up is welcome to join. No previous sewing experience is required to participate. 

How?

Send an email to thesewinghui@gmail.com to reserve a space in the volunteering session. Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance as we will need to order lunch. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know in the email. Space is limited in the studio so make sure to reserve ahead of time. 

Where?

We will work at Jennifer Oberg Atelier in upcountry Maui. The address is 3660 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao, HI 96768. It is on the ground level floor. Parking can be found on Baldwin Avenue and additional parking can be found in the parking lot next to the Makawao Public Library and behind Stopwatch Sports Bar & Grill. You can take bus 40 to the Makawao Public Library to get to the studio from Kahului. Depending on where you are coming from there are other buses arriving in Kahului where you can transfer to the 40. 

COVID-19 Protocols

We kindly ask visitors wishing to volunteer with our organization that they are fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status. In addition, volunteers are asked to respect the current covid-19 protocols. They are often changing, so please contact us for more details.

Past Maui Visitors

Mahalo to the past Maui Visitors who have joined The Sewing Hui! 

Below are some testimonials from our guest volunteers:

“The group members and leader are helpful, kind, funny, and welcoming.”

 

“Everyone was so friendly & gracious. It was great just being able to sew, but to help a community & enjoy the company and conversation was such a great bonus.”

 

“The space is beautiful, organized, well-lit, with excellent equipment and fabrics. The group members and leader are helpful, kind, funny, and welcoming.”

 

“This group could not have been more gracious in welcoming me. I had the opportunity to volunteer with them during my recent vacation. We worked on May Day costumes for a local school. Fun conversation, a yummy lunch & an absolute delightful group of people! I will definitely be in touch when I come back again. Mahalo!”

 

[my favorite part was...] “The slice of life experience and getting to sew.”

 

[my favorite part was...] “How friendly & accepting the people were. (The conversation & food were great, too.)”

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Maui Visitor, Kelly, at one of our volunteering sessions