An intergenerational program pairing Hawai’i students (ages 18-24) with adults (50+) using a web-based video conferencing platform. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Let’s Strengthen Social Connections.
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How It Works.
1. Sign Up Online
Complete the sign-up form and share your interests. You will then receive a verification email.
Learn about the program and familiarize yourself with the video conferencing platform.
2. Complete Training
We’ll send you an email with the details of your match (Only your name and interests will be shared).
3. Get Matched
Log in to your dashboard to access the meeting link and start your call.
4. Connect with Your Pal
Need assistance with technology or your account? E-mail us at anytime at
24/7 Participant Support
Track engagement and access our Purpose Park, a collection of conversation starters and activities.
Dashboard, Activity Tracker, and Purpose Park
A web-based video conferencing platform accessible from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Easy-to-use and secure online platform
Program Offerings.
Senior Groups, Student Clubs, Classrooms, Churches, and Service Organizations: Want to volunteer with us or bring PurposePals to your organization? Please e-mail us at
Monthly Events.
James D.
Student at University of Hawai'i
Despite still being in college, this program allowed me to make a big impact on someone else's life during these challenging times. I look forward to chatting with my pal every week and consider her a great friend!
Carl T.
Resident of Makiki
After meeting my pal on PurposePals, I was able to share about my career as a former teacher and stay more socially connected with my community.
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