Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! We love our volunteers and could not operate to the full extent that we do without them — they are the heart and center of operations here at Seattle Humane. However, due to the Pandemic, our volunteer programs are temporarily closed.   

Volunteer Opportunities

Currently, due to the Pandemic, applications for our onsite and foster volunteer programs are temporarily closed. If you’re interested in volunteering once our programs re-open, please submit a Volunteer Interest Form and we will notify you once our programs re-open. We miss our volunteer community, and can’t wait until it’s safe for us to come together again in our shared passion of supporting animal welfare!  

When our volunteer programs are open, options vary depending on need and availability. Once individuals submit a volunteer application, they receive a list of available openings to choose from. Volunteers can then select the opening that best fits with their interests, availability, and schedule. Volunteers can work hands-on with our pets, or help in one of our administrative departments.  

Youth Opportunities

To volunteer, you must be at least 18 years of age. However, through our youth and educational programs, we have many opportunities for those under 18 who want to get involved and earn community service hours. To learn more, check out our Youth Programs or contact [email protected].  

Group Opportunities  

If you are looking for a group service project for your company or organization, check out our Group Volunteer Opportunities.  

Please note that Seattle Humane does not offer volunteer opportunities for court-ordered community service.  


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

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How to Stay Involved During the Pandemic

Spread the Word in Your Community

Give our adoptable animals additional exposure by printing out online profiles and posting them at work, school, your place of worship, or your favorite local businesses.

Spread the Word Online

Passionate about Seattle Humane’s life-saving services, care for homeless and abandoned pets, and ensuring that all pets have a loving home? You can help by featuring our pets on your website! Choose our Shelter ID (WA06).

Hold a Pet Food Drive

Throughout the year, we rely on groups and individuals to help us meet the needs of the animals served through our Pet Food Bank. If you are interested in organizing a pet food drive in your community, school, church, or business, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at (425) 649-7566.

Host a Fundraiser

Hold 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.

Group Volunteering

Looking for a service project for your company or organization? There are many ways your team can support Seattle Humane and our animals!