The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is now offering Malama Hawaii, a volunteer experience allowing guests to discover Maui's past by processing historic artifacts and documents at the nonprofit Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Volunteers will embark on a three-hour discovery of Maui's history through measuring and transcribing historic artifacts and documents from all eras of Maui's past. The experience includes a brief training session, work with historic objects, and a tour of a historic site or museum customized for the guest's interest.
The program also allows guests to volunteer for shoreline debris monitoring and clean-up work with Pacific Whale Foundation. Since December 2020, thousands of pieces of debris have been documented and discarded by the Resort's guest volunteers.
Those who participate in Malama Hawaii will receive a $250 resort credit to be applied to their current stay and a gift certificate for a one-night luxury accommodation in an Ocean View Room for the future.
"Malama means 'to care for,' and this program is perfect for guests that are not only interested in leaving Maui a better place than when they arrived, but also finding a deep meaningful connection to this very special place we call home," says Four Seasons Resort cultural ambassador "Aunty Wendy" Tuivaioge.