Come Join Our O’hana and Help Make a Difference!


Our volunteers are indispensable. They come from all walks of life to donate hundreds of hours of their time in nearly every department, extending the capacity for our paid staff to help animals and the people of Kauai. We couldn’t do all we do without our volunteers.

Some volunteers help two to three full days per week, while others give two to three hours; all commitments are greatly appreciated. In return, we offer opportunities for meaningful participation to anyone who wants to make a difference for animals.

Volunteering at the Kauai Humane Society is a rewarding experience.  In exchange for your donated time, you can expect plenty of love and affection in return! Our more than 375 dedicated volunteers make our work possible. With the help of their service to KHS in nearly every area of the shelter, at our resale shop and out in the community, we are able to care for more than 4,300 homeless animals annually and provide programs and services to help both the animals and the people of our community.


Becoming a Kauai Humane Society volunteer is simple.

  • Volunteer Orientation is every 2nd Saturday of the month. Please email
  • Complete our volunteer application (click here to complete and submit application online prior to orientation)
  • Attend a 90-minute volunteer orientation
  • Meet with a volunteer program staff member
  • Attend our animal handling class before working with shelter animals
  • Spend time with a mentor

We like to know our volunteers.  So that you are easily identified by staff and shelter visitors, we ask that you always wear a KHS volunteer shirt.  We also ask that all volunteers wear closed-toed shoes to keep you safe at all times.

Interested in volunteering?  Take a look at our calendar and sign up for our next volunteer orientation. We look forward to seeing you there!