Volunteer

We currently have openings for the following positions: Foster (cat, critter, or dog), Critter Team (animals other than cats or dogs), and Shelter Helper (behind-the-scenes laundry and dishes). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all city volunteers. We are not currently accepting applications for Dog Walkers or 9 Lives (onsite cat team), but should be soon so please check back!

The Seattle Animal Shelter offers a broad range of volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers help save the lives of thousands of animals each year by assisting in the direct care of animals, fundraising, reaching out to the community and fostering animals in their home.

Volunteer opportunities exist in the following areas: