get involved

Discover all the ways you can help us further our mission! Any action you take will help us improve the lives of farmed animals, so please -- join our 'ohana today.

Baby Lamb

Each of our residents is available for sponsorship! Annual sponsorships are an affordable way to support the wellbeing of our residents every month by helping us cover the costs of feed, shelter, veterinary care, and more.

Sponsors will receive:

  • A thank you message containing lots of information about their sponsored animal

  • An official sponsorship certificate and a photo of their sponsored animal

  • Regular updates from their sponsored animal throughout the year

  • The satisfaction of supporting an animal in need, as well as our sincerest gratitude

Sponsorships also make great gifts! Give the gift of compassion while helping a rescued animal live the rest of their life in peace and happiness. Simply choose the animal you’d like to sponsor, and fill out the appropriate fields with the recipient’s information.


Magical Creatures is an entirely volunteer-run organization, and we are privileged to have an extraordinarily dedicated team. We rely on a small full-time staff of volunteers who live onsite, as well as a devoted group of local volunteers.


We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities at the sanctuary! Consider joining our team of animal care volunteers who come to the sanctuary once a week to help feed our 85+ residents. We also host regular project days at the sanctuary if you have a busy schedule or are just visiting Big Island. Want to contribute in some other way? Regardless of your skills, there’s always something to help with around the sanctuary!


To learn more, please complete our volunteer interest form, and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch soon!


We have been volunteering with Magical Creatures Sanctuary almost since the beginning, when the lava was flowing and many animals needed new homes quickly. Once a week we head up to feed everyone, and chat with the animals (and other volunteers!!). Mei has grown up with some of the younger goats and sheep, and Vincent especially loves it when she comes to play. What a wonderful job Helena and the rest of the team do to create this sanctuary for both animals and humans!

The Petersons


Magical Creatures is not only a sanctuary for our residents, but our volunteers as well. The spirit of aloha is at the forefront of every operation here, and what a blessing it is to be able to be a part of it. My time at MCS has only just begun. I started on full time animal care, came back for volunteer management, and return with every opportunity I can get. The community of creatures here, both human and non-human, mean everything.

Jill Vanderhoef

Are you interested in working with our magical creatures, learning more about the care of farmed animals, and joining a dynamic and passionate team? Magical Creatures is always seeking dedicated and experienced interns to join our 'ohana!


We offer 3-6 month work trade animal care internships at the sanctuary. While the majority of our interns' time is spent on the daily care of our 85+ residents, there are special project opportunities available -- these traditionally focus on veterinary care, property and pasture maintenance, education and outreach, social media strategy, or development and donor relations.


Click here to learn more and apply on Indeed. We look forward to hearing from you!


spread the word

Follow us on social media and share with your networks! Help us broaden our impact and show the world what Magical Creatures is all about!

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Mud Bath

Your support is what makes Magical Creatures possible! Donate via credit card, PayPal, Venmo, or check. Without the generosity of our donors, we could not provide the care necessary for our residents. With a 100% volunteer staff, your dollars go directly to the mission! If you are able to make a recurring donation, that would be much appreciated as it will allow us to better plan for sustainability.

Click here to Donate Now

other ways to help


become a patron

Follow the Patreon link below to choose one of our pledge levels. Starting at only $1 per month, plans include various benefits such as exclusive pictures and videos of the animals, a holiday postcard, and private tour with our founder. We also have an option to create a custom monthly pledge amount.

Patreon Link

amazon wishlist

We have created an Amazon Wishlist of our commonly ordered items. If you would like to help us out with supplies, just order any of the items on our wishlist from the link below and Amazon will send it to us for you.​​

Amazon Wishlist

amazon smile

Shop with Amazon AND help the Magical Creatures at the same time. Use the link below to purchase any items through the Amazon Smile program and Amazon will send a portion of the sales to the Sanctuary.

Amazon Smile Link