Volunteers & Students

Service to others is what makes our country unique in the world. As a community-based non-profit organization, Mental Health Kokua (MHK) depends upon volunteers to help us meet our mission.

At Mental Health Kokua, we consider volunteering an integral part of our business. Volunteers not only help us with added resources, but you in turn become our ambassadors with the community to spread our mission.

Volunteers:
In order to provide you with an experience that adds value to Mental Health Kokua, as well as to protect the rights of the people we serve, we will need to following information from you prior to beginning your work with us:

    1. An employment application or résumé.
    2. Verification of credentials, including a reference check.
    3. Evidence of completing the MHK orientation.
    4. Criminal background check
    5. Drug screening.
    6. Review MHK confidentiality policies.

Mental Health Kokua will provide you with

      1. Assigned duties.
      2. Scope of responsibility.
      3. Supervision required from MHK.
      4. An evaluation your performance.

Students:
Students consistently find MHK to be a rewarding experience, and we gain from your fresh ideas and experiences.

In order to provide students with a meaningful educational experience, as well as to protect the rights of the people we serve, we will need to following information from you prior to beginning your student placement with us:

    1. A signed academic agreement – this can range from a practicum memorandum to a formal contract.
    2. The academic agreement should include:
      1. Expectations or learning objectives.
      2. Time commitment (e.g., start and stop dates).
      3. Scope of responsibility.
      4. Supervision required from MHK.
      5. Primary contact person with your school and at MHK.

Once determined that MHK is right for you, we require the following.

      1. An employment application or résumé.
      2. Evidence of completing the MHK orientation.
      3. Criminal background check
      4. Drug screening.
      5. Review MHK confidentiality policies.
How do you become a volunteer or student with MHK? Click on “Contact Us” and contact the local MHK office, where you can pick up the necessary materials. Or, call our Admin Office at 808-737-2523.

Thank you again for considering Mental Health Kokua and remember, our product is people and relationships. Our commitment to quality begins with you.

Mahalo