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 as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!

  • Complete our volunteer application (click here to complete and submit application online prior to orientation)
  • Attend a volunteer orientation training.
The 1-hour long monthly Volunteer Orientations are scheduled for
the second Saturday and fourth Sunday of each month.
Saturday, November 9th
Sunday, November 24th
Saturday, December 14th
Sunday, December 22nd
Please email Jessica in regard to which orientation you are able to attend. Mahalo!

Check your application submission confirmation email for the exact date and time.

  • Meet with a volunteer program staff member and get signed-up for your first shift! 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.