Volunteer

We need you!

Kitsap Humane Society has an extensive and strong volunteer program, with volunteers working with every single department within the shelter.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions and help with all kinds of duties at the shelter and off-site. While most volunteer positions involve animal handling, KHS also has plenty of volunteer duties that are suitable for people who don’t want to handle animals.

KHS accepts volunteers 16 years old and up.  Limited positions are also available for kids 13-15 years old.

List of volunteer opportunities »

Become a Volunteer!

Ready to help? Follow these simple steps to join the Kitsap Humane Society Volunteer Team:

1
Make sure you meet the requirements listed below
2
Read description of Volunteer Opportunities.
3
Read carefully through the Volunteer Orientation Manual:

 Download the Volunteer Orientation Manual (ages 16+) 

 Download the Youth Volunteer Team Manual (ages 13-15) 

4
Submit your completed application

 by either submitting it to the Customer Service desk during business hours, mailing it to the shelter, or emailing it to volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org

5
Sign up for a New Volunteer Orientation

Sign Up for a New Volunteer Orientation!

To attend an upcoming orientation, please email volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org. Please note, your Volunteer Application must be submitted before RSVPing for orientation.

This fun and informative training session is required for staff and volunteers to handle animals. Orientations for new volunteers are typically held at Kitsap Humane Society the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month at 3 p.m.  

Orientation dates and times may change depending on holiday and staffing schedules, so visit the Events Calendar for upcoming dates. Your Volunteer Application must be submitted before signing up for orientation.

Sign up in advance by contacting us at volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org or (360) 692-6977, ext. 1119.

Volunteer Requirements

You must meet the following criteria to become a volunteer:

  • Volunteers must be at least 13 years old
  • Volunteers ages 13-15 must apply with a parent or legal guardian through the Youth Volunteer Team Program and must be accompanied by their parent at all times
  • Volunteers ages 16-17 must have written approval from a parent or legal guardian
  • Volunteers must be able to commit a minimum of 8 hours/month for at least 6 months
  • There is a one-time, non-refundable volunteer registration fee, due at Volunteer Orientation. This fee covers the volunteer t-shirt, lanyard and training materials:
    • $30 per person
    • $40 Youth Volunteer Team fee for one adult and one youth
    • $50 Youth Volunteer Team fee for one adult and two youths
  • If you are volunteering in order to complete a school volunteer requirement, you can complete your required volunteer hours at Kitsap Humane Society, through a program that is separate from our regular volunteer program.  For more information about this program, contact us at volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org or (360) 692-6977, ext. 1119. 

Want to Volunteer With Your Group?

KHS loves to host group volunteer activities for school groups, corporate groups and clubs! To set up a group volunteer opportunity, contact us at volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org or (360) 692-6977, ext. 1119. 

Need to Complete a School Volunteer Requirement?

You can complete your required volunteer hours at Kitsap Humane Society, through a program that is separate from our regular volunteer program!  For more information about this program, contact us at volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org or (360) 692-6977, ext. 1119. 

Current Volunteers

Kitsap Humane Society LOVES its volunteers!

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