General Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in joining Hawaiian Humane Society’s volunteer ʻohana!

Please allow for approximately 6 weeks to complete this application process, which may include your in-person training with our team members.

Before completing an application, review our Opportunities Directory to understand which roles we’re actively recruiting for, the role description, weekly shift availability and age eligibility. If you do not see an opportunity that interests you, we recommend checking back and applying at a later time. Applications are not retained longer than 6 months.  




Application Process

  • Step 1: Watch our Hawaiian Humane 101 video.
  • Step 2: Watch our General Volunteer Orientation video.
  • Step 3: Check out our Opportunities Directory to see what roles we’re actively recruiting for and all of the role’s details including requirements, shift times & availability and age requirements. If you do not see a current opportunity available that interests you, continue to check back as new opportunities open up.
  • Step 4: Submit a General Volunteer Application.
    • If you require accommodations to perform physical activities, please contact us at prior to submitting this form.
  • Step 5: Accepted applicants are contacted to pay the $30 Application Fee and have you complete the background check.
  • Step 6: Volunteer Services will contact you to begin your training based on your provided role preference and weekly availability. Training includes attending 2-3 hour in-person training and shadow shifts and completing mandatory online courses at home that can take approximately 5-6 hours.