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. For more information, email Volunteer@hawaiianhumane.org.

 

 

 

Volunteer requirements

  • Age – Most volunteer roles require you to be at least 18 years old. Limited positions are available to the youth 8-15 years of age with an adult and 16-17 years of age independently.

    Youth interested in getting involved can also check out our education and service-learning opportunities.

  • Time Commitment – Volunteers must be able to make a commitment of 3 hours per week for at least 3 months, with the exception of foster and off-site cat adoption volunteers.

 

Current Volunteers

 

 

Group Volunteering

Limited Group volunteer opportunities are available at this time, dependent on Honolulu City & County COVID-19 restrictions. For more information, email Volunteer@hawaiianhumane.org.

Your business or group can also support the Hawaiian Humane Society by donating to our Wish List or check out Ways to Give pages to learn more about how you can offer support through donations.

 

Volunteer With Us FAQ

  • Can I fulfill court-ordered community service hours at Hawaiian Humane?

    At this time, this program is on hold.

  • I’m visiting Oʻahu and wanted to volunteer for a day. Is that possible?

    Due to the level of training and resources involved in becoming a volunteer, we require volunteers to meet our time commitment of 3 hours a week for 3 months.

  • I am unable to volunteer independently. Can I bring a helper with me when I volunteer?

    Due to the nature of our work at Hawaiian Humane Society with people and animals, we have very limited roles that can accommodate this. Email volunteer@hawaiianhumane.org to discuss what options might be available.

  • How old do you have to be to volunteer?

    Most volunteer roles require you to be at least 18 years old. Limited positions are available to the youth 8-15 years of age with an adult and 16-17 years of age independently.

  • When are the volunteer shifts?

    Each volunteer role has varying shift availability, but are open as early as 6 am and as late at 6 pm every day of the week. Most volunteer shifts are 3 hours long. You can learn more about what roles we currently have available and their shift information here.

  • Can I fulfill service hours I need for school, an internship or scholarship at Hawaiian Humane?

    Youth, under the age of 18, that need service hours for school or youth programs such as the Boy’s Scouts should check out our education and service-learning opportunities. Currently, our internship programs are on pause. If you need hours for a scholarship or award program and can meet our time commitment of 3 hours a week for 3 months, alert our Volunteer Services Team when you’re applying to further discuss your needs.