This application must be completed by those who, 1) will commit 3 hours of service a week for a minimum of 3 months, 2) are 18 years of age or older, 3) are physically and cognitively able to volunteer independently.


Your responses help us get a better sense of your background and interests so that we can find volunteer positions that you'll most enjoy. You will be notified as space and availability opens. Incomplete applications will not be processed.


Contact Information


Emergency Contact Person

List the individual to contact in case of an emergency.



Skills & Work Experience

Indicate if you have been previously employed by or volunteered for the Hawaiian Humane Society. List your most recent or current employer and job position.



More About You


General Volunteer Orientation Video

Answer the following questions from the General Volunteer Orientation Video:

" What's something new you learned about the Hawaiian Humane Society?

" Is the Hawaiian Humane Society a chapter of a national organization?

" List 5 programs or services offered by the Humane Society.

" What are 3 areas in which the Hawaiian Humane Society depends on the help of volunteers?

" What type of work can you do outside of the shelter in order to help the Hawaiian Humane Society with its mission?



One More Thing...

In 5 sentences or less, tell us why you want to volunteer with the Hawaiian Humane Society.



Volunteer Policies

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Hawaiian Humane Society volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of the following established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.


Independent volunteers, who are trained in animal handling, are requested to provide a minimum of a three hour shift per week for a minimum of three months so that animals yield the greatest benefit of your service. Children (age 8 to 14) or those with special circumstances working with a partner must volunteer with the adult who was trained with them.


Safety guidelines for shelter volunteers include the following: closed-toe shoes, a volunteer apron and name tag worn at all times, frequent hand washing, no cell phones, iPods/mp3 players or food while volunteering. Lockers are provided and items must be removed at the end of your shift. You must provide your own lock and take full responsibility for the safety and protection of personal items.


The Hawaiian Humane Society has mandatory reporting requirements in which all injuries and accidents must be reported to the nearest staff member immediately to ensure safety for people and animals.


Volunteer work hours are self-reported and must be logged in to the online volunteer system, which assists the Humane Society with compliance requirements and helps us gauge support in each department so we can continually assess and improve our volunteer programs. This also reduces administrative time so that we can devote more time to helping animals.


The general public (including volunteers) is permitted to use hand-held cameras to take photographs, capture digital images and videotape within public areas (e.g., front of the house) of the Hawaiian Humane Society for personal, non-commercial use with approval by the Communication & Events Manager (356-2225) or Community Relations Director. All photographers and videographers are prohibited from entering, photographing, or videotaping non-public areas of the Hawaiian Humane Society for the privacy and protection of owned animals in our care including those involved in investigations and cases.


Only volunteers who have scheduled a visit between 8 to 10:30 am on weekdays may park in the back parking lot and those volunteering after 5 pm may park in the grassy lot at Kuhio Elementary.


On weekends and holidays, volunteers must park in the grassy lot at Kuhio Elementary.


I understand that failure to follow any of these policies may result in my dismissal.


I release the Hawaiian Humane Society, its individual officers and employees of the Hawaiian Humane Society from any liability that might result from my participation in any and all program with the Society at the shelter or in the community.