We currently have openings for the following positions: Foster (cat, critter, or dog). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all city volunteers. We do not have openings for onsite positions like Dog Walking, 9 Lives (onsite cat team), Critter Team, or Shelter Helper but 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: