Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with Kitsap Humane Society!

Kitsap Humane Society has a growing volunteer program, with volunteers involved within several different departments at the shelter, contributing to the life-saving work that is being done! We are currently onboarding volunteers for dog walking, feline socialization, data entry, vet services assistance, adoption support, and more!

KHS currently accepts volunteers for the following age ranges:

Youth Volunteers: Ages 13 – 15

  • Requires parent/guardian supervision; all adults that will be accompanying the youth volunteer will need to also submit volunteer applications
  • Limited roles are available: Dog Walking, Feline Socialization, Small Animal Enrichment, Laundry, and Dishes.
  • Join our Caring for Critters after-school program! More info below.

Please note: We are working to develop further opportunities for the young animal advocates that you might have in your life! To be added to our waitlist for further education opportunities for youth participants, please email volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org. We will reach out to you once we are ready to launch some of the exciting new programs we are currently developing!

Teen Volunteers: Ages 16 – 17

  • Parent/Guardian permission required, allowed to volunteer independently

Adult Volunteers: Ages 18+

Getting Started!

If you are ready to begin volunteering with us, please submit your online volunteer application by clicking on the “Volunteer Application” link. Once your application is submitted and your BetterImpact volunteer account is created, you will be able to access our Volunteer Orientation materials!

  • Access Orientation materials by logging into the BetterImpact volunteer portal
  • Select the “My Profile” tab and select “Training”
  • Complete the Orientation training at your earliest convenience!

Once your application has been reviewed, and the orientation training has been completed, KHS Volunteer staff will reach out to you with further details on how to get started! There is a one-time, non-refundable volunteer registration fee. This fee is due on your first shift or in-person training and covers your volunteer t-shirt, lanyard, and training materials. Assistance is available for individuals experiencing financial hardship.

  • $15 per adult
  • $25 for an Adult/Youth Pair
  • $35 for One Adult/Two Youth Group

KHS strives to provide volunteer opportunities for all community members! If you need special assistance with the application or on-site accommodations, please email volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org so we can best support you while you are volunteering with us!

 

Calling all teens! Join our new Caring for Critters after-school program!

Registration is now open for our new Caring for Critters after-school program. This month-long opportunity is for 13- to 15-year-old youths who want to volunteer with KHS and receive guidance from our awesome staff. Volunteers will have dedicated time once a week to get hands-on experience at the shelter. They will learn about animal care and enrichment at KHS while developing an enrichment project to share with some of our animals at the end of the month!

Classes are limited to 8 volunteers, so sign up soon! Email our Volunteer Manager Chris at klongrie@kitsap-humane.org for more information and register today: http://ow.ly/gWVY50NBKIV

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 .

 

Need to Complete a School Volunteer Requirement?

You can complete your required volunteer hours at Kitsap Humane Society! If you would like to work hands on with our animals to complete your hours, due to the extensive training provided we require a minimum of 25 hours prior to signing off on any paperwork for hours completed. If you require less than 25 hours, we have different volunteer tasks that do not involve any animal handling. For more information, contact us at volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org .

Looking for Other Ways to Volunteer?

Kitsap Humane Society needs Foster Care Volunteers year round! You can learn more about fostering here.

Current Volunteers

Kitsap Humane Society LOVES its volunteers!

CURRENT VOLUNTEER LOG INVOLUNTEER FAQSCHEDULE YOUR TRAINING

Questions?

Please contact our Volunteer Manager:
volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org
(360) 692-6977