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.

In 2016, 1,074 volunteers provided 7,125 volunteer hours to HUGS.

Volunteer opportunities include:

 

FAMILY PROGRAMS

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

 

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

Once all of the required forms and documents have been submitted, you may contact the HUGS Volunteer Services Office by phone or email to inquire about attending a short orientation and training session. After you have completed the training, you will 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.