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                                                          BECOME A VOLUNTEER

THANK YOU for your interest in becoming a volunteer for Kaaawa K9 Rescue! We could not provide care for our dogs without the help of dedicated volunteers like yourself. Volunteers donate their time and talents to help keep our animals happy, healthy, and prepared for adoption.


In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, our Group Volunteer Program has been suspended until further notice. 


However, we need individual volunteers who can help with transporting our dogs to the offsite Veterinary appointments, as well as help with collecting donations. If you can help, please fill out our Transport volunteer form and contact us via email or Facebook messages

Our volunteers are involved in almost all aspects of the shelter providing hands-on care to the shelter animals as well as helping to keep the shelter clean, participating in events and fundraisers, and even fostering animals in their own homes. The volunteer program is for adults (ages 18+) and offers individuals the opportunity to work on behalf of the shelter’s animals to make a positive impact in our community. 


All volunteers will need to submit a completed Volunteer Application and attend an orientation session prior to starting volunteer work. Once you submit your application, you will receive an email from our Volunteer Coordinator to let you know the available dates/times for orientation.


Please print, fill out and bring VOLUNTEER WAIVER form with VALID PHOTO ID to your first volunteer meeting.



Dog Caretaker / Dog walker 

Volunteer at the shelter caring for the animals. This includes providing animals with fresh food and water, cleaning the kennels/cages and dog runs, leash-walking dogs, grooming those animals in need, and providing ample love and attention to our shelter dogs. 


Dog Transport 

Kaaawa K9 rescue in partnership with different Vet clinics provides much medical care, not just for our dogs, but as well for dogs belonging to low-income families in the community. Since all appointments are offsite, we always need help in transporting them to the Vet clinic and back. If you are able to help please fill out our Transport Volunteer application


Data Entry

Volunteers will help with entering various pieces of information into our customized applications. We are seeking individuals who are detail-oriented and well organized.


Facilities and Infrastructure Maintenance 

Throughout the year, help is often needed with various tasks and infrastructural projects. From the beginning of the year, our shelter suffered devastating damages due to flash floods in the area. We are working very hard to repair the damages and improve our infrastructure. We are currently looking for skillful volunteers who can help with construction work: cement floor, protection wall, drainage system, roofing construction.  



Kaaawa K9 Rescue is always looking for volunteers who have a medical background to help care for dogs who are in critical health conditions.


Fundraising and donation collection

Volunteers are always needed to help with fundraising activities. We need people who can coordinate and help organize different fundraising activities and events to help our shelter. If you are interested, we can use your help!


Kaaawa K9 Website and Social Media

Assistance is needed in keeping our website up-to-date, particularly in the posting of our animals available for adoption and removing those who have been adopted. We are also on the lookout for specialized IT talent with experience in Javascript, Flash, etc. Talented photographers are always needed as well. A picture is worth a thousand words!

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