There are more than 50 different volunteer opportunities here at Seattle Humane, including weekly, monthly and flexible on-call shifts in our shelter. You can work hands-on with our pets, choose to help in one of our administrative departments, or even volunteer from home!


You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer at Seattle Humane.  However, we do have plenty of opportunities for teens to be involved in ways that will earn community service hours.

Check out our opportunities for teens or contact [email protected]  (Please note that Seattle Humane does not offer volunteer opportunities for court-ordered community service.)

Ready to Get Started?

Join the fun and make a difference at Seattle Humane!

1. Watch the Seattle Humane 101 orientation video to learn more about our program to see if volunteering at Seattle Humane will be right for you.

2. Submit a volunteer application. 

3. A team member will email you within a few business days to provide more information on the next steps.

Want information on group volunteering?

We have limited opportunities available, and cannot allow groups to work hands-on with animals. Groups most often volunteer in the Pet Food Bank, or with laundry and cleaning. Contact [email protected] to inquire about group opportunities.

Volunteer at Seattle Humane

If you're a new volunteer, submit an application. Already a Volunteer? Access your Volgistics login below.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are the heart and center of operations here at Seattle Humane. Browse volunteer opportunities below and find the right position for you!

More Questions?

Email [email protected] or call (425) 649-7557.