Volunteer With Us : How Youth Can Help

How Kids & Teens Can Help


Young Volunteers

Because of staffing concerns and safety issues, we are unable to offer volunteer positions to people under age 18. However, there are many ways for you to help the animals!


Sign Up for Humane Teen Club (Teens 13-17)

A selected group of teens age 13-17 can volunteer time as Humane Teen Club member. Learn more about this program.

Conduct a Pet Food Drive

Donations of pet food, supplies, toys and cat litter are always appreciated. Many of these items are distributed to low-income senior pet owners and pet owners disabled with AIDS.

Knit Blankets For Cats Awaiting Adoption

All of the cats in our care receive a blanket or towel to make their cat cubby more comfortable. The cats especially love knit blankets. This is a great way to learn a new skill, or practice an old one, and benefit the cats on our campus.

CatMake Catnip Toys for Our Fabulous Felines

Catnip-filled socks make wonderful toys! All you need are baby socks, cotton balls, dried catnip, and a needle and thread. Take a baby sock and fill it with cotton balls and a wad of catnip in the center. Then sew off the top of the sock and clip any loose threads. You're done!

Coordinate a Coin Drive

Collect coins from family, friends and neighbors or monitor a coin collection at a business — when the can is full, bring it to the Seattle Humane Society.

Host a Fundraiser

Hold bake sales, yard sales, craft sales, participate in walk-a-thons, and much more! Feel free to use your imagination to come up with a fundraising idea. Our online fundraising website People Helping Pets, can also help you fundraise at your event.

Hold a Cat Toy Drive

You can help the cats in our care by collecting furry mice, catnip toys, Da Bird wands, and other toys. 


School Community Service Hours

To earn school community service hours, please contact our Education department at [email protected] to register for this program. A community service time log is available to help you keep track of your hours.

You might also like to:

FIND fun games and activities for your dog
READ about critter care
LEARN all about our Pet Food Bank