Adoption Information : Volunteer: How to Get Started

Volunteer: How to Get Started

Volunteers help SHS

Volunteers at Seattle Humane must be at least 18 years of age. Because of safety issues, we are unable to offer volunteer positions to anyone under 18 years of age, however there are many other ways that young people can help animals.

How to Get Started:

  1. Complete a volunteer profile.
  2. Attend our two-hour volunteer orientation.
    • Attending an orientation allows time to learn our policies, procedures and programs, gain a thorough understanding of the many ways you can truly make a difference — and ultimately help find homes for the animals in our care.
    • Please arrive early to allow time for traffic and parking.
    • We close the doors 5 minutes after the start time and do not allow late arrivals.
    • View directions to the shelter at 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue; the auditorium is located at the bottom of Driveway B. Parking is limited, but there is additional street parking available on SE 32nd St.
    • Please check this page the day you plan to attend an orientation to see if there are changes or cancellations due to weather.

      Orientation Dates:
      Aug. 25, 6:00 p.m.
      Sept. 22, 2:30 p.m.
      Oct. 20, 6:00 p.m.

  3. Agree to a six-month commitment (with the exception of foster and special events).
  4. Attend training classes pertaining to the program that you are assigned. 

If you have questions about volunteering, email [email protected] or call
(425) 649-7557. Come join the fun and make a difference at Seattle Humane!

If you are interested in court-ordered community service with us, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. 

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JOIN US for an upcoming workshop or event
SEE news coverage about the shelter
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