Volunteer Opportunities


We need you!

Volunteers are the Backbone of Oahu SPCA

You can have fun and make a difference for homeless dogs and cats. We would love to have you become one of the wonderful volunteers who help make Oahu SPCA an essential resource for pet families in Hawaii.

The Oahu SPCA strives to grow and strengthen its volunteer program and to have volunteers working with almost every single department within the shelter.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions and help with all kinds of duties at the shelter and off-site. While most volunteer positions involve animal handling, Oahu SPCA also has plenty of volunteer duties that are suitable for people who don’t want to handle animals.

Volunteer Requirements

You must meet the following criteria to become a volunteer:

  • Volunteers must be at least 6 years old.
  • Volunteers ages 6-15 must apply with a parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied by their parent at all times (limited positions available).
  • Volunteers 14-15 years old can volunteer without a guardian after completing a minimum of 100 supervised volunteer hours.
  • Volunteers ages 16-17 must have written approval from a parent or legal guardian
  • Volunteers must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours/month for at least 3 months
  • Volunteers must be able to work respectfully and nonviolently in a high-energy environment, alongside other human beings of various ages, and animals of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments
  • Every volunteer must complete an application and attend training (regardless of age)
  • Please note: Dog walkers at the shelter must be 21 + years old.
  • Volunteers are not to be fulfilling Court Ordered Community Service as part of their volunteerism. Should you need to fulfill Community Service, please read applicable information in the sections below.
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Become A Volunteer!

Ready to help? Follow these simple steps to join the Oahu SPCA Volunteer Team:

  1. Make sure you meet the requirements listed above.
  2. Submit your volunteer application and wait to be contacted by our volunteer coordinator.
Want to Volunteer With Your Group?

Oahu SPCA loves to host group volunteer activities for school groups, corporate groups and clubs! To set up a group volunteer opportunity, contact us at Volunteer@OahuSPCA.org.

Needing to Fulfill Court Ordered Community Service?

Individuals needing to complete Court Ordered Community Service may apply to do so with OSPCA. Please contact Volunteer@OahuSPCA.org for more information.

Current Volunteers

Oahu SPCA loves and values its volunteers. Click below to log into the volunteer portal.