Volunteer With Us

Mahalo for your interest in joining our volunteer program! When you join the Hawaiian Humane ʻohana, you’re joining a community of volunteers and staff committed to providing love and support for the pets in our care.   


Volunteer Opportunities

Group volunteer opportunities are not available at this time. If your business or group would like to support the Hawaiian Humane Society, please visit our Wish List or Ways to Give pages to learn more about how you can offer support through donations.

We are currently only accepting volunteer applications for the opportunities below. We will be recruiting for other volunteer positions in 2021. If you would like to learn about more volunteer opportunities as they become available, please complete our General Volunteer Interest Form. This form is not an application. By completing this form, you will be added to our Volunteer Interest Email List, and we will contact you when new opportunities become available.


Emergency Pet Sheltering (EPS) is a program that responds to emergencies and disasters island-wide as it pertains to animals. Through this program, we set up temporary pet shelters adjacent to human emergency shelters across the island to house the pets of individuals in our community, with our goal of keeping pets and their people together. Volunteers in this role would be responsible for supervising these pet shelters with Hawaiian Humane support. This role is an on-call position and only deployed in the case of a natural disaster. EPS volunteers must be age 18 or older.

Foster Volunteer

Our foster care program helps animals in need of temporary tender, loving care. Shelter animals in need of care may be too young, underweight, ill, injured, recovering from surgery or require more socialization before being ready for adoption. Foster volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.


Pet Food Bank – Pet Kokua Waipahu Outreach Center

Our Pet Food Bank Volunteers commit to volunteer at 1.5 hours per week for at least three months at the Pet Kōkua Waipahu Outreach Center where they will assist community members by getting them the animal food and materials they need, count and restock food supplies and more. This role requires volunteers to have reliable transportation. Pet Food Bank volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.


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