Mahalo for your interest in volunteering with the Maui Humane Society! Follow the steps below in order to get started on your volunteer journey.
Step One: 'Attend' a New Volunteer Orientation
Start by watching this video to learn more about Maui Humane Society and the role our volunteers play in saving animal lives.
Step Two: Fill out our Volunteer Application
Once you’ve watched our orientation video, fill out a Volunteer Application.
Upon completion, you will be prompted to sign up for one (or more!) of three on-site training classes outlined in the next section.
Step Three: Sign up for On-Site Training
At the end of your volunteer application, you will be prompted to sign up for one (or more!) of three on-site training classes led by our Volunteer Coordinator. Each session will include a shelter tour and opportunity to purchase your volunteer t-shirt.
Dog Concierge Volunteer Training
Dog Concierge Volunteer Training introduces the new Volunteer to all aspects of helping in the kennels including kennel care and dog walking protocols. Working with the dogs can eventually include participation in dog enrichment programs such as Dog Kennel Ambassador, Dog Play Group, Beach Buddies, Canine Good Citizen training, Agility, as well as the Disaster Shelter Animal Assistance, and the Mobile Adoption Team. You must be 16 Years of age or older to participate. Closed toe shoes are mandatory.
Cat Ohana Volunteer Training
Cat Ohana Volunteer Training introduces the new Volunteer to many volunteering opportunities in the Cat Ohana: Morning Cat Care, Morning Critter Care, Foster Support, and Cat Socializing. Our Community Cat Coordinator may also need help with the TNR (Trap Neuter Release) Program that is helping to reduce the number of feral cats on Maui. Keiki over the age of 6 are welcome and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Program Support Volunteer Training
There are many ways to volunteer at MHS that don’t involve actually handling animals! Many of our departments welcome volunteer administrative help. 4EverPets is our Community Outreach Program providing services to keep pets at home. This program requires food handlers and project support. Other Community Outreach Events need volunteers assisting with educating the Maui Community about MHS services and inspiring respect and compassion towards all animals. Fundraising events require volunteers to make them successful and may need skills such as event planning, computer data entry, social media editors and graphic designers, event set up and teardown….
Once you have completed on-site training, you’ll receive a unique ID number and will be eligible to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Thank you so much for giving your time and effort to care for Maui’s animals!
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 877-3680 ext. 224.