Due to a construction project at the animal shelter, we are temporarily suspending all volunteer orientations during. Please check back for orientation dates.
Orientations are held at the shelter: 333 Smith Island Road, Everett, WA. We have space for 30 attendees and will close the orientation when we hit capacity. There is no pre-registration and there is no paperwork to complete before the orientation. Just show up! We can accommodate the first 30 people.
All volunteers must pass a Washington State Patrol background check; paperwork for the background check is completed during orientation.
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Volunteers are critical to the success of the our shelter. Our volunteer team is comprised of scores of animal lovers who are committed to improving the lives of animals in our community.
The volunteer program at Everett Animal Shelter (EAS) is highly structured and is geared toward finding volunteers who are a great fit in helping us meet the needs of the animals in our care. All volunteers who work in the shelter must meet the Essential Job Requirements.
Volunteers make a commitment to working a regularly scheduled 2 to 3 hour shift once per week for a minimum of 3 months.
Below are our volunteer opportunities:
Back of the House Eligible for 16/17 year olds. Parent must attend volunteer orientation to sign all paperwork, but 16/17 year old youth can then volunteer independently.
Canine and Customer Care Must be 18 years or older. The number one priority of this position is working with potential dog adopters. No Tuesday shifts available.
Critter Team Eligible for 16/17 year olds. Parent must attend volunteer orientation to sign all paperwork, but 16/17 year old youth can then volunteer independently. This position starts at 9am. We currently have no weekend shifts available.
Dog Walkers Youth/adult teams eligible. Must be able to handle large, strong dogs. Shifts available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; no shifts available on Wednesday, Friday or Sunday. .
Early Morning Dog Crew Must be 18 years or older. Must be able to handle large, strong dogs. Shift starts at 8am.
Event Team Must be 18 years or older
Feline and Customer Care Youth/adult teams eligible. The number one priority of this position is working with potential cat adopters. Shifts available throughout the week; no shifts available on Saturday; and one shift available on Sunday.
Vet Services Must be 18 years or older. Only one shift available:(Monday 2pm. No weekend shifts currently available.
Days & Times Available for Volunteering
Volunteers assist at the shelter between 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 7 days a week, excluding holidays. Learn about the available shifts in each program during volunteer orientation.
Volunteers 13 to 17 Years Of Age
Young volunteers (13 to 17 years of age) can volunteer with a parent or legal guardian. Parent or legal guardian must also become a volunteer by attending volunteer orientation, all necessary training, and volunteer with the youth on their shift. It is 1 adult to 1 youth.
Hours For School
It's great if you choose our shelter to get your volunteer hours to fulfill a school requirement. However, we are unable to accommodate anything less than a 3 month commitment. We will be unable to sign off on any hours for school until you have fulfilled your 3 month commitment.
Folks needing court ordered community service hours do not go through our volunteer process.
Court-ordered Community service for traffic-related (and comparable) offenses) is sometimes available at the shelter. Community service workers do not interact with the animals. You must be 18 years or older.