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Hawai'i Care Choices

Celebration of Life Volunteer Sign-up

Reasons to Volunteer at the Celebration of Life Lantern Floating Ceremony!

  • This event will connect you with others beyond your daily circles in a heart fulfilling way.   
  • You can give back to your Community through Service
  • You will be part of something Uplifting & Memorable!
  • You stand in solidarity and support with your community to heal and remember those we have lost.
  • You will be a part of something truly Inspiring!
  • You will receive a beautiful Event T-Shirt, a Delicious Bento and Ice Cold Bottled water! Shirts are crew neck style, short sleeve, unisex sizes: XS to 3XL

Please view the open slots below to sign up

Date: 05/28/2022 (Sat.)

Created by:   Latisha Lopez
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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (MDT)

Tent Set Up/Breakdown

Can do Attitude! Able to lift 25-50 pounds and follow directions. Description: This position works in groups of 4 to set up and take down 20x20 size tents

05/28/2022 (Sat) TBD 
8:00am - 10:00am (16)  
All slots filled
Benson Medina
I bring all the tents with me
Lehua Veincent
Renee Reali (2)
My husband will help also
Jim Carter
Zeny Eakins
Laurence Nishguchi
Donna Luther
Keola Swinney
Amber Genegabus
Arthur Galvin
Russell Goya
Curt Goya
Richard Koval
Eva Naniole
Eva Naniole
Reeds Bay 
6:00pm - 8:30pm (16)  
10 of 16 slots filled
Benson Medina
I will take all the tents with me
Renee Reali (2)
My husband will help also
Jim Carter
Kim Boe
Dolan Costales Ohana (5)
5 family members plus 2 trucks if needed

Tables & Chairs - Pick up/Set Up/Breakdown & Return

Chairs and Tables would be picked up at designated locations, set up at the event under the tents prior to the event. Then at 6pm or as tents empty, the chairs and tables can be removed and returned to where they were picked up that evening.

05/28/2022 (Sat) TBD 
8:00am - 10:00am (16)  
All slots filled
Marz Ortaleza
Also volunteering 10:30-11:30 for signage.
David Kurohara
I have a toyota tundra with a 6.5 foot bed
Carol Truchan
Anela Paro
Michelle Kalima
Gmc truck
Edward Kalima
Randy Dellinger (10)
Reeds Bay 
6:00pm - 8:00pm (16)  
6 of 16 slots filled
Randy Dellinger
Toni Ortiz
Can we get two lanterns for our family members
Eva Naniole
James Naniole
Jasmine Steiner
Thank you!
Douglas Albertson

Parking/Shuttles/Event Survey

Direct participants to park in an orderly manner in designated parking space at the Civic Center Parking Lot, then to safely board the continuous shuttles. Each shuttle must be briefed on and given Event programs & encouraged to take a survey

05/28/2022 (Sat) Civic Auditorium 
2:00pm - 6:30pm (17)  
All slots filled
John Smith
Dave Okamura
Kerri Okamura
Dustin Lopez
Jeremiah Kailiuli
John Simmons
Cathy Ann Simmons
Nicole Ranchez
Kayla Kepa
RayAnna Ham
King James Mangoba
Drew Nakamura
Kira Corpuz-Matias
Jonathan Okamura
Adrianna Schillace (2)
Nicolas Los Banos
Reeds Bay 
6:00pm - 8:30pm (17)  
4 of 17 slots filled
Adrianna Schillace (2)
Bridgette Tonning
Jane Iida

Luminary Decorating/Assembly/Procession/Tent Clean Up

This position helps people find a seat, provide direction on use of supplies available, and how to assemble their lantern, then where to go to line up for the Lights of Remembrance Procession at 6pm

05/28/2022 (Sat) Reed's Bay 
2:00pm - 6:30pm (14)  
All slots filled
Karen Maedo
Maribeth Joy
Gary Lantzy
Audrey Takamine
David Kurohara
Anne C Anderson Anderson
Haylee Chung
Kimberly Mora
Jason Buckley
Phyllis Clemmer
Cindy Bryant
Jihey Roach
Chian Hsu
Linda Murai

Put Up & Remove All Signage & Banners

Able to follow directions, reach over your head and stand on a ladder safely. Description: at 1030am, Gather all signage & banners from the Volunteer Tent & hang them up throughout the tents. At 6pm, Remove all signage & banners and return to Volunteer

05/28/2022 (Sat) Reeds Bay 
10:30am - 11:30am (8)  
All slots filled
Amy Lee
I'll be at the event until 8pm - I've volunteered for luminary launch as well.
Jasmyne Sato
Devangi Dave
Marz Ortaleza
Also volunteering 8am-10am for tables/chairs setup.
Laurence Nishiguchi
Maria Goretti Wade
Bea Martinez
Leonard Ramboyon
6:00pm - 7:00pm (8)  
All slots filled
Shirley Dellinger
Maria Goretti Wade
Laura Camara
Alyson Roby
Tim Savatieff
Steve Grooms
Paul Lumanlan
Paul Lumanlan (2)

Lantern Launch Assist/ Lantern Retrieval

Able to walk in water, waist deep. Able to swim. Assist people with releasing their lanterns into the bay and departing out of the water safely. Retrieving the lanterns after the event & disassembling them

05/28/2022 (Sat) Reeds Bay 
6:00pm - 8:30pm (26)  
All slots filled
Amy Lee
Nikki Ono-Duyao
Kosuke Nomaru
Junichi Nomaru
Nadia Schlosser Schlosser
Cathy Balicoco
Mark Balicoco
YC Chun
YC Hassard

Lantern Ocean Sentries

Able to swim. Have a SUP, surf board, or kayak. This position will sit at the mouth of the bay to create a human chain that will block all lanterns from leaving the bay once the event starts. When the event is over, help return the luminaries to shore.

05/28/2022 (Sat) Reeds Bay 
6:00pm - 8:30pm (35)  
19 of 35 slots filled
Laura Dvorak
I have an oc1 outrigger canoe
Kelly Kahawai (2)
I have a SUP
Lacey Malani
Michelle Kalima
2 person kayak
Anela Paro
Will be join Michelle Kalima in kayak
Brenda Fischer
have sup
Farron Fischer
Have sup.
Jacqueline Honda
Eszti Hollenback
I have a SUP
Sophia Sotelo
I have a kayak or 2 if someone else wants to borrow one
Kristin Bean
Glory N
Grace Ortiz
Andrea Kepano
Lily Vogt
Rudy Daog
Brad Hirata
Lynda Williams

Info Assistants for all sales

All sales are CASHLESS. Using the QR code on the Event program to assist those who need help in completing their purchases. Also remind all to take the Event Survey (also with QR code) and to answer any questions

05/28/2022 (Sat) Reed's Bay 
2:00pm - 6:30pm (17)  
All slots filled
Jessica Arruda
Momi Kawai
Glenda Tahara
Alicia Millikan
Jade Knable-Kalaukoa
Carla Averett
Diana Gerkensmeyer
Moana Lopez
Mikela Mitchell
Dason Gerard
Tysha McDonald
Noel Lyman-Kailiuli
Kelly Ann Fujii
Natasha Paglinawan-Po`a
Kiani Lyman
Seage Kalani
Pomai Weigert

Clean Up/ Trash Removal

Able to lift 25 pounds, having a large truck is helpful. Collecting rubbish from event area and emptying all trash bags into large roll off bin in parking lot, so we leave the area cleaner than we found it.

05/28/2022 (Sat) Reed's Bay 
2:00pm - 6:30pm (6)  
All slots filled
Maria Goretti Wade
Jerri Shimizu
Harold Murai
Marvin Iida
Ray Miyashiro
Reeds Bay 
6:00pm - 8:00pm (6)  

Will Call- Pre Sale Pick Up and Purchases

Courteous and helpful, with banking, smartphone/tablet experience. To assist participants with picking up orders made online. Assisting with online transactions for “day of” purchases or donations.

05/28/2022 (Sat) Reed's Bay 
2:00pm - 6:30pm (12)  
All slots filled
Kim Kobayashi
Trixia Ann Marcos
Charmaine Ah Yee
Marjorie Kawamoto (3)
Mastercare, Inc
Keahilani Hirakawa
Melanie McDonald
Brenda Basque
Ronald Rivera
also available to volunteer where needed at Reeds Bay
Divina Padasdao
JoAnn Aguirre
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