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.
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!
I began volunteering at the sanctuary about 2 1/2 years ago. The lessons that have accrued over the years include patience, tolerance, generosity, and loving-kindness. When I started, there was only one intern and about 50 animals. I've been involved in daily feeding , specialized care for ailing or injured animals, building troughs, setting up shelters, and assisting in building the volunteers' yurt. Not bad for a gray-haired grandma! In summary, I feel nothing but gratitude for the opportunities presented to me by being involved with Magical Creatures.
The sanctuary changed my life. I was a nervous 17-year-old who had never been away from home. The Sanctuary and all the amazing people involved helped me grow as a person. I learned so many new skills, not just animal care, but about living, working, and navigating friendships. I formed lifelong connections with both humans and animals, and I genuinely don't think I would be where I am without the support and love I got from all those amazing living beings. I love this place, and I love the people who have worked too hard to make it the life-changing place it is.
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 volunteers to join our 'ohana!
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.
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.