Court-Ordered Community Service

Opportunities to complete court-ordered community service are available through Seattle Humane’s Fluff N’ Fold volunteer program. Fluff N’ Fold volunteers support the daily care of shelter pets by cleaning laundry, dishes, and crates – full details on this position can be found in the position description

Fluff N’ Fold shifts run seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., or 1 – 4 p.m., depending on the availability of open shifts.  


Court-ordered service opportunities are open to individuals who: 

  • Have been court-ordered to complete 9 or more hours of community service 
  • Are 18 years of age or older 
  • Have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 

DWI/DUI and traffic or moving violations are accepted in our court-ordered service program. Other types of violations will be subject to review, except for the categories listed below.  

Individuals who are convicted of the following are not eligible for Seattle Humane’s volunteer program: 

  • Animal cruelty or abuse 
  • Crimes against minors or other vulnerable populations   
  • Violent crimes 
  • Sex crimes
  • Harassment

How to Get Started 

Applications for new volunteers are temporarily closed while we make some updates to our program, but we’d love to stay in touch! If you’d like to volunteer with Seattle Humane, please fill out the interest form below and we’ll send you an email as soon as applications are open again. The exact timeline is unconfirmed, but we hope to welcome new volunteers again in Fall 2023.

Questions? Contact our team at