Training: Projects Featuring Culture & Place

Project S.H.I.N.E.

Project S.H.I.N.E. gives service-learning students the opportunity to tutor elder immigrants in practical English and citizenship.

Training sessions are mandatory.  The first is an orientation, registration, and shift scheduling session.  Second, on-site training features immigration and naturalization information, exercises on aging and cultural sensitivity, web tools, and tips for developing yourself as a tutor.  Last, our mid-semester Reflection Workshop provides a forum for any problems and observations that may have arisen during the first few weeks of tutoring and allows students to “own” the program by developing it together.  It also provides help for writing reflection papers & focuses on sharing and learning from our learners. Training dates, times, and locations are listed below. Please note the things you should bring along with you.

At Orientation, you will receive a shift assignment AND an appointment for your On-Site Training.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
1:00pm @ Chaminade University, Henry Hall 102 *
Parking is available in any non-reserved stall.
After registering for service-learning online (see the “Get Started” tab), attend Orientation with your Connection/Waiver form and a pen. $5 for a field book is optional.

We will help you fill out your school’s service-learning form/s, but you must FIRST register for your campus’ service-learning program and print those forms before coming to orientation.
You may also be required to complete a volunteer application for our physical site, which enables the site to perform a background check on each student.

* BE ON TIME; we will cover essential material in 30 minutes. Shift scheduling takes place immediately after you complete Orientation. Any scheduling conflicts with Orientation should be resolved BEFORE that date; please contact us. No make-up orientations will be scheduled for volunteers who come forward after the pre-scheduled Orientation date.

On-Site Training
Saturday, February 2, 2019
9:30-11:30am @ Kukui Gardens
Bring a pen & paper.

Reflection Workshop
Saturday, March 9, 2019
3:30-5:00pm @ Chaminade, Hale Hoaloha #103 (NOT in Ching Conference Center)
Bring a pen & paper. Prepare to share techniques that are working for you, as well as something you’ve learned from/about your learners thus far.

View the SHINE schedule.


Malama i na Ahupua’a (MINA)

Environmental/cultural project – malama the ‘aina. Learn about traditional Hawaiian use of land and water and understand why this knowledge is important today.

Orientation and commitment to the minimum requirements are important.
See  MINA calendar and review requirements on the MINA website as well.

After registering to do service-learning as a Chaminade student (see the “Get Started” tab), attend a pre-scheduled training for a signature on your CUH Connection Form. You can simply show up on time; no RSVP needed for pre-scheduled training. See the MINA calendar and the Malama i na Ahupua’a website for updates. After completing your Connection form, submit it to the CUH Service-Learning Office and obtain your timesheet. Note that Chaminade does not count orientation, training, and reflection time as service hours.

If you missed the orientation, but would like to participate this semester, check with the site coordinators/Director (Dr. Ulla Hasager) to see if it’s still possible to join. Email


Papakolea Community Park

Papakolea Community Park – General volunteers are needed to help tutor & mentor keiki, in the heart of a Native Hawaiian Homestead Community.

MANDATORY ORIENTATION for all new volunteers:
Friday, August 31, 2018, 12:30-1:30pm (Spring 2019 dates are TBD)
Chaminade’s Wesselkamper Building #120

No RSVP is needed. Be sure to bring your Connection Form for a signature (this is accessible after completing online registration for S-L. Click “Get Started” to register.)

Although orientation is on campus, your service site is located at 2150 Tantalus Drive, Papakolea Community Center (at Papakolea Park) first floor library. Ample free parking is usually available on the street.

In case of emergency schedule-changes, contact Ms. Ka’apuni at or 808-861-1919