At Seattle Humane, we honor the special connection that kids and teens have with animals. While the shelter is currently closed to the public, we are ramping up virtual programming! Let us know what type of content you would like to see by participation in an
Get Involved at Home
While we wait for the day that we can see each other again at the shelter, the team here at Seattle Humane wants you to know that there are still ways to fuel your child’s love for animals and help them learn about kindness and responsible pet care. Join us for an upcoming Shelter Cat Chat to meet some of our animals and learn more about how we operate.
New! Winter Camp-at-Home
School’s out– time for fun! We’re excited to have you join one of our camp-at-home experiences during winter break. We are preparing two awesome activity kits to go with two-day sessions of interactive programming, including games, crafts, and virtual animal visits, of course. Activities are designed with kids ages 6-12 in mind. Sign up for one or be a part of both!
Animal Communication: Monday and Tuesday, December 21 and 22
Cats, dogs, and critters don’t use words, but they sure have a lot to say! Practice reading animal body language, and learn how different species communicate with humans and each other.
Animals in Winter: Monday and Tuesday, December 28 and 29
What do wild animals do when it’s cold outside? How can we make sure our pets stay safe and healthy in every season? Let’s learn the answers together!
Service Projects 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. Download our
Giving Tree Template for a easy and festive project.
Kindness Cards to make an impact in your community. You might find that pets need help in your very own neighborhood.
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
Questions? Email: [email protected]
We’ve gone digital! Check out our worksheets for Brownies and contact us to inquire about virtual visits and more more at-home activities for scouts.
Brownie Pets Badge Activities
If you are taking this time to work on a service award, let us know! We are happy to provide advice and examples of past projects that made a difference.
Interested? Email: [email protected]
Humane Teen Club
Humane Teen Club (HTC) is a junior volunteer and teen development program 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.
The application period has concluded for the 2020-21 school year. We will begin accepting applicants again in May 2021.
Need more information? Click here for a full program description
Want to contact a program facilitator? E-mail [email protected]