Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, applications for fostering and our onsite volunteer programs are currently closed. 

If you’re interested in volunteering we invite you to complete our Volunteer Interest Form to be notified when applications for those programs resume.

There are many different volunteer opportunities here at Seattle Humane, including weekly, flexible, and 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]

Are you looking for a service project for your company or organization? Learn more about Group Volunteer Opportunities here. 

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 seven business days to provide more information on the next steps.


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

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 below for the many different ways that you can help!

Openings vary based on current need and availability. Individuals who submit a volunteer application will be sent a full list of available openings to choose from.

More Ways to Help

Young Professionals

Seattle Humane Young Professionals helps animals in need and brings together young people through meaningful and fulfilling volunteer activities and opportunities to socialize and build relationships with other animal lovers.

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!

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.

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).

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.