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.
Humane Teen Club
Humane Teen Club (HTC) is a junior volunteer and teen development program created specifically for animal lovers who are 13-17 years old. During the school year, members meet two Saturdays per month to learn about operations at Seattle Humane and explore a variety of animal welfare related topics. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible for select volunteer positions at Seattle Humane, including special summer opportunities. Applications will be accepted for the 2020-21 cohort beginning in May 2020.
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
Need more information? Click here for information, application instructions and more.
Want to contact a program facilitator? E-mail [email protected]
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]