Kate and Harley

Volunteer with HUHA


HUHA is run 100% by volunteers, and we are always on the look out for dedicated people all over the country to get involved. Please see below for the different ways you can volunteer your time with HUHA. If you are keen to get involved please send an email to volunteer.huha@gmail.com with your contact details and how you can help.


You can also check out the Seek Volunteer website for available positions (keep checking back as more get added)  click here 


Be a campaigner – help spread the word, and get information out to the general public. Often people don’t know how to ask for help. A little awareness goes a long way!

Otaki shelter – There are plenty of ways that you can help at the Otaki shelter. There are morning and afternoon shifts every day of the week for cleaning cages, making beds, feeding and grooming the dogs and enriching their day. You can come and walk the dogs, either on a regular basis or just pop over between 11 am and 3 pm and talk to the duty manager. We are also always so grateful for toys, blankets, dog treats, haltis, leads and collars.

The horse team – The Otaki shelter is not just about dogs! HUHA has a well-established rescue, rehabilitation and adoption programme for horses at Otaki. The team are always happy to hear from people with some knowledge/experience in horses interested in helping with general horse care duties – feeding, grooming, picking up poo – the usual tasks. Even an hour or two a week would be greatly appreciated. Help with general maintenance would also be 5-star volunteer awesomeness, paddock maintenance, fencing etc; things that keep our beautiful horses safe and happy. Please email us on horses.huha@gmail.com for a very warm welcome.

Fundraise – Start a collection, throw a concert, talk to local businesses or make a stall. Help us raise much-needed funds, support and contributions. We have many projects on the go – both within communities and nationally. Find the one that interests you, your passion will be infectious!! Check out our Fundraising page to find out more.

HUHA Charity Shop – Help us by volunteering at our Charity Shop in Otaki . Visit our Otaki shop facebook page here .

Educate your community – Educate, educate, educate! Ignorance should no longer be an excuse.

Take our resources into your local schools and clubs; let’s show communities the value of all animals!

Be a community coordinator – There is a lot of work to be done. Help us pull it all together in your area.

Let us know of other ways you would like to help!