Animal Care Internship at our Farm Animal Sanctuary in Hawaii!

The Exchange

We are looking for experienced and passionate animal care volunteers to assist with the daily animal care. Volunteers will also have an opportunities to help with our social media, admin tasks, and construction/maintenance projects. Do you love animals and really want to help us? Join us! :)

What you offer

40 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Animal Care: Help look after and take care of animals.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Fluent English or Fluent Swedish

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Animal care is centered around feeding, grooming, and cleaning, from sun-up to sun-down (6:45/7:00am sharp to approximately 6:00 pm). Alternating shifts include babysitting for our special needs animals and new babies who need around the clock care and supervision, and you will have the opportunity to support outreach programs such as sanctuary tours, manage our social media, and help on construction projects like building tiny homes for our animals, fence maintenance, etc. The help is physically challenging (lots of walking and moderately heavy lifting) but very accessible. We are looking for volunteers with a deep connection to the animals who will be committed to their care, willing to pitch in that extra hand when needed. We are in a rural area so volunteers should be excited for the experience to totally with the animals on our beautiful property for the duration of their stay.

Activities & Shift

Our shifts are not perfectly set, as we all need to respond to the needs of the animals throughout the day, but generally breakfast shifts run from 6:45/7:00 am sharp to approximately 9:00 am. In between shifts, we ask that volunteers still keep an ear out for the animals and one person will always be on babysitting duty (for special needs and baby animals). The lunch shift is approximately 11:00 am-2:00 pm, and the dinner shift is approximately 4:00-6:00.


Please absolutely no smoking, drugs, or excessive drinking on the property.