Animal Lovers Needed



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


25 MaluAina Place
United States


Come Take Care of Animals!

The East Maui Animal Refuge also known as The Boo Boo Zoo is a no-kill, all volunteer-run, non profit, rehabilitation sanctuary for injured and orphaned animals who would otherwise die. We have been operating for over 30 years. We are located in Haiku, Maui HI.

We Are Looking for Volunteers

EMAR is looking for volunteers who can work a minimum of 1 day per week for 3-5 hour shifts (no maximum!) on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

When you volunteer with EMAR, you will make a difference in the lives, health, happiness and comfort of over 90 cats. We need volunteers who can do the heavy lifting dirty work (cleaning litter boxes, sweeping and mopping and so much more) as well as volunteers who can help with the lighter tasks (laundry, changing food and water, cleaning dishes).

Becoming a volunteer with EMAR will change your life. You will be making a difference not only to the animals that take shelter here, but to your overall community. You will develop a relationship with our animals, our staff and the larger community of our small island of Maui.


  • Provide fresh food, water and linens.
  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Clean and refresh litter boxes.
  • Kennel cleaning.
  • Clean countertops, walls, shelves.
  • Laundry.


Love for animals. Minimum age 18 years old. Min 1 day per week for 3-5 hour shifts (no maximum!). Responsible, reliable and diligent.

What We Provide

Training and support for new volunteers. A partner volunteer often works with you on your shifts. For many volunteers, their hard work at our sanctuary is an integral part of their lives and an expression of their core values.


The excitement and happiness you will receive when you come serve the animals – they are always happy to see you! You will change the world – yours and theirs and your community. Words can’t describe the rewarding feeling you get from helping these beautiful souls that are without a family to love and care for them. The collective efforts of a group of committed individuals working together makes a difference.


Volunteers are an essential part of our daily operations. Our animals depend on our volunteers every day for food, water, care and affection. Our volunteers must be able to commit to a regular schedule and time commitment.

When you commit to a volunteer position with EMAR, you become a valuable member of our team and play an important role in the success of our mission. For that reason, we ask that you please do not make a commitment that you may be unable to fulfill, or take on responsibilities for which you feel unqualified.


Training Provided

How To Apply

Contact or call 808-800-4488.