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We Our Volunteers

We are 100% run by volunteers. We simply could not do this work without our family of volunteers who are dedicated to our mission. On our team, we have volunteer accountants, architects, civil engineers, environmentalists, graphic designers, videographers, etc. and of course: animal lovers! If you have a special skill, or just love animals, we want you on our team.

Monthly Volunteer Events

If you are interested in participating in  monthly volunteer events, please check our EVENTS page to sign up. 

Become a General Volunteer

If you can’t commit to a weekly volunteer position but would like to be on call to help cover shifts or help with special projects please consider becoming a General Volunteer! General Volunteers work on-site with the animals, their habitats, and, if you are interested, in the construction of their homes. Please fill out the form linked below to be added to our list. If the link doesn’t work, email volunteer@alohasanctuary.org.

General Volunteer Interest Form

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Scroll down to see the list of specific volunteer positions.

 

Volunteer Positions 

 

Gardening + Plants Manager (on-site)

We are seeking two volunteers to become our Gardening and Plants Manager! This role will provide sanctuary garden cultivation and management of living plant collections, focusing on Hawaiian narrative plants. Monitors and maintains plant health through care and propagation. Additionally, provide optimum plant nutrition and protection from pests and invasive species.

For more position details, click here to download PDF

 

To apply, click on the link below:

Gardening and Plants Manager Application.

Upon completion, the Director of Facilities (Amy) will reach out to you to schedule a 1:1 phone interview.

 

Organization Coordinators (on-site)

We are seeking two volunteers to become our Organization Coordinators! This role will support the volunteer experience by organizing volunteer workspaces and monitoring inventory.

For more position details, click here to download PDF

 

To apply, click on the link below: 

Organization Coordinator Application.

Upon completion, Operations (Erin) will reach out to you to schedule a 1:1 phone interview.

 

Hoof Caregiver (on-site)

We are seeking a volunteer to become our Hoof Caregiver! This volunteer role involves supporting the health and wellbeing of residents by providing attentive, specialized hoof care through weekly examinations, record-taking, maintenance, and treatment of all hoof-related issues.

For more position details, click here to download PDF

 

To apply, click on the link below:

Hoof Caregiver Application.

Upon completion, the Director of Animal Care (Hannah) will reach out to you to schedule a 1:1 phone interview.

 

Animal Resource Assistant (on-site)

We are seeking a volunteer to become our Feed Refill & Inventory Volunteer! This volunteer role will organize the efficient distribution of resources to the animal residents, supporting their nutritional needs and limiting food waste from Sanctuary operations.

For more position details, click here to download PDF

To apply, click on the link below:

Animal Resource Assistant Application.

Upon completion, the Animal Feed Resource Manager (Kia) will reach out to you to schedule a 1:1 phone interview.

 

Sponsorship Coordinator (virtual)

We are seeking a volunteer to become our Sponsorship Coordinator! This role is responsible for organizing all aspects of the sponsorship program that will help build the relationship between the donor, the resident, and the sanctuary as a whole.

For more position details, click here to download PDF

To apply, click on the link below:

Sponsorship Coordinator Application.

Upon completion, the Director of Development (Korie) will reach out to you to schedule a 1:1 phone interview.

 

Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Coordinator (virtual)

We are seeking a volunteer to become our Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Coordinator! This role is responsible for cultivating, managing, sustaining, and growing all-volunteer relationships within the organization in addition to donor relations through continued engagement and appreciation efforts.

For more position details, click here to download PDF

To apply, click on the link below: 

Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Coordinator Application.

Upon completion, the Director of Development (Korie) will reach out to you to schedule a 1:1 phone interview.

 

Animal Caretaker Volunteer Supervisor (virtual and on-site)

We are seeking a volunteer to become our Caretaker Volunteer Supervisor! This role supports the Caretaker Volunteer Program by providing weekly updates, improving volunteer flow, and being the point of contact for animal care questions and concerns.

For more position details, click here to download PDF

 

To apply, click on the link below:

Caretaker Volunteer Supervisor Application.

Upon completion, the Director of Animal Care (Hannah) will reach out to you to schedule a 1:1 phone interview.

 

Volunteer Recruitment + Training Manager (virtual and on-site)

We are seeking a volunteer to become our Volunteer Recruitment & Training Manager! This role will recruit, onboard, and retain talent that is motivated, skilled, passionate about the mission, and the best culture fit for the organization.

For more position details, click here to download PDF

 

To apply, click on the link below:

Volunteer Recruitment & Training Manager.

Upon completion, Executive Director (Lolita) will reach out to you to schedule a 1:1 phone interview.

 

Habitat Care Team Supervisor (virtual and on-site)

We are seeking a volunteer to become our Habitat Care Manager! This role efficiently and smoothly coordinates the habitat care team program, including active communication among the care team, coordinating habitat needs, re-assessment of volunteer needs, and improving the program over time.

For more position details, click here to download PDF

To apply, click on the link below:

Habitat Care Manager Application.

Upon completion, Operations Manager (Erin) will reach out to you to schedule a 1:1 phone interview.

 

Weekly Habitat Care Team Member or Animal Caretaker or TLC Volunteer (variety of days available!) (on-site)

We are seeking volunteers to become weekly (on-site) volunteers!

For more position details, click here to download PDF

To apply, click on the link below:

Weekly Habitat Care, Animal Caretaker, TLC Volunteer Application.

Upon completion, the hiring manager will reach out to you to schedule a 1:1 phone interview.

 

Research Assistant (on-site)

We are seeking a volunteer Research Assistant to assist us with collecting data on our wild chicken population. The research assistant will assist with literature searches, data management, data analysis, and generating correspondence in addition to generating reports, graphics, and weekly data collection.  

To apply, click on the link below:

Research Assistant Application.

Upon completion, Executive Director (Lolita) will reach out to you to schedule a 1:1 phone interview.

 

Research Analyst (on-site)

We are seeking a volunteer Research Analyst to assist us with weekly data collection and data analysis on our wild chicken population.

To apply, click on the link below:

Research Analyst Application.

Upon completion, Executive Director (Lolita) will reach out to you to schedule a 1:1 phone interview.

 

Mahalo for your support. We are so thankful for such an amazing community that is so invested in giving back and lending a hand!

Work-Trade Program

Click HERE to learn more and apply!

This position supports the day-to-day operations of running a farm animal sanctuary. We ask for a 3-month commitment as this experience requires training. Due to the nature of our rescue work, animal-derived ingredients are not permitted on site.

Weekly tasks include assisting in animal caregiving shifts, helping special-needs animals, administering medications, gardening, landscaping, weed-whacking, hosting community workdays, online help, special projects, construction help, maintaining a clean facility, and more. See below for additional information about the various tasks!

Time Commitment:
- 25 hours per week of work
- Must be available 8 am-2 pm Mon-Fri (with an hour lunch break) to assist in on-call animal caregiving shifts. Off Saturday and Sunday
- 3-month minimum stay

Work Description:
- Animal Care: feedings, medical care, assisting in transport, assisting in emergencies
- Landscaping: weed-whacking, harvesting bananas, maintaining the compost pile, watering plants
- Building Projects: assisting in construction projects
- Online Help: responding to emails, research, and more.

Food stipend of $100 per week (for use towards vegan food only)

 
 

Weekly Caregiver Team 

Our weekly caregivers commit to a shift once a week, either in the morning or evening, and come to the sanctuary to feed the animals, clean their enclosures, muck out their hay, and perform other tasks that keep the sanctuary afloat! We have over 80 weekly caregiver volunteers. Below are a handful of these generous individuals.

 

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

– Mahatma Gandhi

We Kindly Ask For Your Support Today!