Volunteer at the Sugar Museum!

Are you interested in or do you have a connection to Maui’s sugar history or plantation life? If so, we have a volunteer opportunity for you!

At this time our programs are on hold and our Education is virtual this school year, but we are still accepting applications and providing training for this opportunity so you are ready when regular programming resumes.

Education Program Docent

Normally, the Education Program operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., September Through May. We are looking for a few tour guides (docents) to lead second grade students on 20 minute educational tours of the museum. This is a seasonal, on-call opportunity. You choose the Tuesday or Thursday you would like to help out! No experience necessary, we provide a script for you to use on the tour.

Scanning Photographs

We have a LOT of photos in our collection that need scanning. The right candidate for this opportunity doesn’t mind repetitive work while looking at cool old photographs! We train you to scan using Xerox machine, then retrieval and storage into computer folders. Current schedule: Wednesdays, 10-12.

Care of Gift Shop and Museum Gallery

Cleaning and dusting exhibit cases and  shop shelves, organizing and labeling storage boxes, general housekeeping. Current Schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10-12.

Assembling Craft Kits for Education Program

Do you enjoy crafting? This is a virtual or in person opportunity. We need help assembling craft kits for our education program: filling beanbags, folding booklets, and cutting and tying string for our beloved “fighting rooster” activity. Manual dexterity is necessary for this project. Current Schedule at the museum: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10-12, or you can do this at home. All supplies and training provided.

Outdoor Field Equipment Care

Do you have experience with sugar cane harvesting equipment? Are you a former HC&S employee, or just an aficionado? We could use your help inspecting our field equipment displays, and offering advice on startup and care of the machines. Current Schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10-12.

COVID-19 Volunteer Policy

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum will accept Virtual volunteers, Individual in-person volunteers for indoor work, and Small group (10 or fewer) in-person volunteers for indoor work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Small group will be more or less depending on the current local mandate.

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is committed to the health and safety of our community. Volunteers and staff are required to take steps to prevent transmission of respiratory viruses during in-person volunteering. We are following the recommendations of Hawai’i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO). Please view their most recent guidance before reporting for in-person volunteer opportunities, and be prepared to follow those best practices in regards to Masks, Physical distancing, Hand hygiene, Cleaning & Sanitization.

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum will provide the following protective materials for in-person volunteers:

  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Hand washing stations with running water and soap
  • Hand sanitizer

For volunteer safety and the health of our community, Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum will follow strict cleaning and sanitization guidelines outlined by Hawai’i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO).

Notify and Stay home:

Please notify Holly Buland, Assistant Director (operations@sugarmuseum.com) at Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum if:

  • You are scheduled for an in-person volunteer event and you or a household member is exhibiting these symptoms. Please stay at home and seek medical attention as required.

You or a household member are diagnosed with COVID-19 or are showing these symptoms within 14 days after participating in an in-person volunteer event. 

Volunteer Application

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Volunteer Brochure

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