Teens for Animals

Are you an animal-loving teen, 13-17 years old? 

We’re looking for animal-loving youth with a passion for learning about animal care and welfare, helping animals in their community, exploring animal-related careers, and developing public speaking and leadership skills.  Teens for Animals is an outreach program modeled after our Humane Teen Club.  Classes are held offsite and cater to South King County residents.  Currently, meetings are facilitated in Des Moines and intended to empower youth to become advocates for animals in their community.  In addition, teens that complete this program can volunteer on the Seattle Humane campus.  Each class will discuss a new topic related to animal welfare and a variety of animal interactions will be provided throughout the year. Apply today!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled or the application deadline (Aug. 26), whichever comes first. Due to space limitations we can only accept 20 teens each year. Teens are chosen based on thoughtfulness and thoroughness of their answers to essay questions and ability to demonstrate their commitment to helping animals in need. We encourage completion of the application process as soon as possible, and will give acceptance priority on a first come, first served basis.

Click here for schedule and more information. 

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must have an interest in animal welfare, protection, and companionship.
  • Must be able to work both independently and in groups.
  • Must be at least 13, and no older than 17 years of age by the first meeting.
  • Must complete and submit a completed application by Aug. 26 AND attend a mandatory info session.
  • Must have a positive and respectful attitude towards each other, staff, volunteers and animals.

Click the link below to complete an application:
Teens for Animals Application

Is there a fee?
Due to the non-profit nature of our work, there is a $25 enrollment fee. This fee helps cover costs of running the program and includes a teen volunteer t-shirt, nametag and binder. We're committed to making programs accessible to all and offer scholarships for those needing assistance to cover the fee. To receive a scholarship please request in the space provided at the end of the application. 

Need more information?
Click here for meeting schedule, application instructions, and more. 

Want to speak with the education coordindator?
Call (425) 373-5385 or email educationservices@seattlehumane.org.

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