How to become a HUGS Volunteer

The children and families are the heart of HUGS, but our volunteers are the heartbeat. Their tireless dedication enables HUGS to continue serving Hawaii’s seriously ill children and their families. HUGS is always in need of committed and caring volunteers to assist with our family programs such as respite care and hospital visitations, and with office support.

We are grateful to the 1,074 volunteers who provided 7,125 volunteer hours to HUGS in 2016.

Volunteer opportunities include:

 

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Respite Childcare, Family Dinners, SibCamp and Hospital Visitations – Interact with and provide care and support to HUGS children and their families.

"It was great the whole night. I was surprised at the trust we can build in this short period of time. He held my hands tight, hugged me and told me today was a fun day."
-- HUGS Junior Respite Volunteer
 

HUGS Help, Understanding & Group Support

OFFICE SUPPORT

Assist HUGS staff with computer data entry, phone calls, mailings, and office maintenance.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Assist with specially planned community outreach and fundraising events.

 

If you would like to become a HUGS volunteer, please complete and submit  the appropriate application forms and documents:

 

Adult Volunteer (18 years and older)

  • Adult Volunteer Application Download Form
  • Volunteer Agreement and Release Download Form
  • Provide medical documentation of TB clearance (negative PPD), MMR and Varicella immunizations.

Junior Volunteer (15 through 17 years old)

  • Junior Volunteer Application Download Form
  • Volunteer Agreement and Release Download Form
  • Parental Consent for the Emergency Treatment of a Minor Download Form
  • Junior Volunteer Applicant Confidential Questionnaire Download Form
  • Provide medical documentation of TB clearance (negative PPD), MMR and Varicella immunizations.

 

Please download and complete the forms and required documents and submit them via email: volunteer@hugslove.org; fax: (808) 732-4881; or mail: HUGS, 3636 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816.

Once the forms and documents have been received, our HUGS Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to attend a short orientation and training session. You may also call us at 808-380-6930 or email us at volunteer@hugslove.org to follow up with your application. After you have completed the training, you'll be ready to sign up for a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Mahalo for your interest in becoming a HUGS volunteer. If you have any questions, please call Volunteer Services at (808) 380-6930.