We are excited to share with you what our Kokua Crew program is all about.
To keep it simple, we are a bunch of people, young and old, who love serving in Hawai’i on a short term basis.
Hawaii is a beautiful place to get away from daily routine,
rediscover your life’s purpose and deepen your relationship with God, the Creator.
A little Overview
Age • Our age group varies from 18 to 70 years. Since we believe in the benefit of learning and growing together, young and old are more than welcome.
Nations • We host as many as 20 Nations at once, in addition to the nations represented on the campus of the University of the Nations were we serve.
Housing • As you might have already discovered, we value living in community. That’s why, you’ll be joined by one or two roommates of the same gender. Through times of bonding, we promise, you will make friends which reach beyond the pacific ocean.
Free Bed & Food • And since we value you and your service at the University of Nations, your accommodation and food is free! All other expenses need to be covered by you, the individual.
Schedule • We love to work hard, but don’t forget to play hard! We work 8 hours Monday through Friday with a 1 hour lunch break. At the moment, there are two shifts, 530am-130pm in the kitchen, 7am-3pm also in the kitchen, and 7am-3pm in all other departments, with weekends off!
Mandatory meetings • During your time here with Mission Builder/Kokua Crew, we require your attendance at our mandatory meetings. There is a Sunday night devotional at Hale Ola (where we live) at 630pm, a Monday morning all-campus worship from 8-9am (you are excused form work for this), our Tuesday Night Meeting from 6-8pm, and our devotion every Thursday (you are also excused form work for this) from 9-9:30 am.
Optional Meetings • We offer a ton of other optional opportunities to hang with God and relax your soul. Here are some. Monday night ministry night, Wednesday night Small group, Thursday night Ohana court meeting, and Friday night ministry night.
Attitude of Servant • We look forward to helping you discover your God given purpose using work as a funnel to do so. So, be excited to pull some weeds, cook some good island food, turn down some beds for our many guest speakers, or sort some love letters at the post office. But despite whatever skills you may bring to the table, your willingness and attitude is the most valuable. Being flexible, available, and teachable are essential qualities for success in the YWAM community.
A variety of Departments
Our University campus is gigantic and requires lots of maintenance to keep things running smoothly. That’s why we average around 60 Kokua Crew / Mission Builders each quarter. And you could be part of the excitement! Here are some of the departments we work in:
Grounds • Help make our wonderful campus look even more beautiful. Duties include mowing the lawn, picking weeds and cutting down the ripe Coconuts before they fall on someone’s head.
Maintenance • Fixing and maintaining anything that breaks here on Campus… It requires constant diligence.
Kitchen • Our company run kitchen where about 800 people are fead 3 times daily is a strong team environment and a fun place to work! No experience is needed!
Housekeeping • Working at our very own Hotel where DTS speakers are getting a rest and seminars are being held. Cleaning the rooms and baking delicious cookies are just some of your tasks.
Learning center / Foundation school • Mini Bible schools for our DTS students’ children are a great opportunity to discover more of God and gain valuable experience with children.
Preschool • If you still have a child in you and enjoy kids, this is the right place for you!
Mailroom • If you like detailed work, sorting things, and are a diligent worker than the Mailroom could be your workplace.