Make-a-Wish! Believe with your head, your heart, and your hands.

Volunteer Board



Association of Hawaii Archivists (AHA)
In February 2016, I completed a two-year term serving as a Board Director for the Association of Hawaii Archivists.
I served as Secretary, chaired two committees: Public Relations/Website and Site Visits, and served on the 2015 Conference committee.



Student Organizations

American Library Association Student Chapter (ALA-SC)
Participated in the Spring 2016 Service Project- helping the School of Travel Industry Management's Sunset Reference Center (SRC) do an inventory of all of their holdings to facilitate their current project of getting their holdings onto the Voyager OPAC, as well as to identify gaps in the collection.

Society of American Archivists Student Chapter (SAA-SC)

Na Hawai'i 'Imi Loa (Native Hawaiian Librarian Association) NHIL
Volunteered at the 2016 Ho'okele - Native Hawaiian Librarian Symposium.

Hui Dui

Charity Work

I have been an active volunteer for Make-a-Wish (MAW) foundation since 2010, founded a small initiative called Aloha for Peru (AFP) and fundraise for Special Olympics.


With MAW, I grant wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions, help organize special events, and fundraise. I've personally sponsored one child's wish and have also created and organized a team of runners (Wish Warriors) to fund wishes for three of our island keiki.

Through AFP, I raised money in 2014 to purchase blankets, coats, and supplies for impoverished children in rural Andean villages.

In 2015, I was part of Team Drop 808; our team raised over $18,000 to allow local children with physical and intellectual challenges have the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics programs free of charge.









Copyright © Jill Sommer, April 2016