If you’re 13-17 years old, you’re invited to help animals at Seattle Humane. Although our regular volunteer positions aren’t open to people under age 18, we can help you get involved on campus and earn community service hours.
Applications Accepted Now For Humane Teen Club
Humane Teen Club (HTC) is a junior volunteer and teen development program created specifically for teens 13-17 years old. Are you interested in helping on campus, meeting other teens who love animals, exploring animal-related careers, and developing public speaking and leadership skills? The program runs concurrently with the school year,
Sept-May. We meet two Saturdays each month, and classes cover information about Seattle Humane, special training to prepare you to volunteer at the shelter, and a variety of animal welfare related topics. Space is limited so acceptance depends on the completeness and thoughtfulness of your application responses, a brief one-on-one meeting with an HTC facilitator during the informational session, and a letter of recommendation.
Demonstrate interest in animal welfare, animal companionship and volunteerism
Show a positive, respectful attitude toward peers, staff, volunteers and animals
Be able to work well independently and in groups
Be age 13 to 17 years old
Commit to attending HTC meetings, complete assignments, and planning a service project
Submit a complete
program application Attend one HTC informational session
with a parent or guardian Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or club, church or community leader that has known the teen for at least one year
There is an enrollment fee of
$300. This fee covers program costs and a teen volunteer t-shirt. We are committed to making our programs accessible to all and offer scholarships for those needing assistance. To receive a full or partial scholarship please complete the scholarship application linked below. Scholarship Application
Need more information? Click here for information, application instructions and more.
Want to talk to our education coordinator? Call (425) 373-5385 or email . [email protected] Apply Now!
Complete A Service Project Need community service hours for school? We can help with that!
You can organize a drive to gather donations of pet food, supplies, toys and cat litter. We distribute these to low-income pet owners, seniors, and pet owners living with HIV/AIDS or cancer.
You can also help raise money for pets by holding 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 collect donations at your event.
Click here to see a list of project ideas for service hours • Download a worksheet to keep track of your hours here
Contact us with questions at
. [email protected]