Volunteer Opportunities

We Have Something for Everyone Who Wants to Volunteer at KHS!

Ways YOU Can Make a Difference:


  • Socializing Animals
    Help keep our animals healthy, happy and well-adjusted while they wait for their forever home by walking dogs or playing with cats.
  • Laundry
    Help our busy staff members stay on top of the multiple loads of laundry that must be done to ensure our animals live in a clean and comfortable environment.
  • Cleaning
    Help keep our facility clean for the animals! We are always in need of assistance with daily cleaning tasks such as washing kennels or mopping the floor.
  • Customer Service
    Help our front desk staff manage daily operations. We are always seeking volunteers to assist with field trips, filing paperwork and organizational tasks.
  • Other Opportunities
    For volunteers that can commit to a regular schedule, we have volunteer opportunities available assisting vet staff, Save Our Shearwaters, planning and running adoption events and working with potential adopters.  These opportunities require a bit more training and time, but play a critical role at KHS and are extremely rewarding.
  • Foster
    Invite an animal into your home for a few weeks for socialization and to help them mature to adoption weight and age or if they need help with a medical trauma. We provide everything you need!  Learn more about fostering here.
  • Volunteer From Home
    We have opportunities for volunteers who cannot come into the shelter including: donation collections, data entry and assisting with our adoption follow up team.
  • BloomingTails
    Assist our staff at the BloomingTails thrift store in Lihue. We need help with sorting donations, pricing and shelving merchandise.  This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience in retail!