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Volunteer at Maui Humane Society


Our volunteers are absolutely vital to the success of Maui Humane Society. These dedicated animal lovers donated 16,000 hours of their time to working with homeless pets last year! Our volunteers make an incredible difference in our shelter, with our animals, and throughout the community, and we are honored to work alongside them.

We invite animal lovers who live on Maui to join our volunteer pack. Not a Maui resident, but still want to help our pets during your visit? Email [email protected] to learn more about how you can help!

Become an MHS Volunteer

Step 1: Watch Our Virtual Volunteer Orientation Video

Watch our Virtual Volunteer Orientation video to learn more about Maui Humane Society and the role our volunteers play in saving animal lives.

Step 2: Complete a Volunteer Application

Our online Volunteer Application is fast and easy, and concludes with scheduling on-site training.

Step 3: Complete the Online Fear Free Training Course

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email to confirm your training schedule and begin the Fear Free Training Course, which is required of all volunteers handling animals and MHS staff. If you would like to preview the online material, please see their website linked here.

The email you’ve registered with will be added to our weekly Volunteer eNewsletter distribution list. You will also receive reminders for your upcoming on-site volunteer training sessions with more information. Once you have completed on-site training, you’ll receive a unique ID number and will be eligible to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

Mahalo for donating your time and compassion for Maui’s animals! Please email our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] with any questions. 

Who Can Volunteer?

As a volunteer at MHS you will have the chance to meet other volunteers, MHS staff, like minded people in your community, and countless loving pets looking for their forever homes. Challenge yourself to learn new skills, accomplish fulfilling tasks, and change the world one purposeful action at a time.

Everything our volunteers do makes a difference in the lives of our animals. You will have the opportunity to work hands on with adoptable animals, participate in community events and fundraisers, assist MHS staff and make a difference in the life of homeless pets. Sign up with a friend to maximize the fun! Make positive change, and touch the lives of the animals and people of Maui today!

Volunteers can help with a variety of tasks, such as cat care, dog walking, administrative assistance, veterinary assistance, emergency response, education, outreach events, maintenance and gardening, fundraising and more. 

We believe instilling a sense of compassion and caring in our next generation is essential to the wellbeing of animals in our community. Volunteering as a team with your keiki is a great way to give back and lead by example.

Adult volunteers 18 and up who are a member of our Volunteer Team may bring their keiki ages 5-15 to volunteer alongside them. Keiki must have an adult present to volunteer. 

Keiki and families can help with a variety of tasks, such as cat care and socialization, administrative assistance, education, outreach events, maintenance and gardening, fundraising, and more.