Welcome! Thank you for your interest in joining our volunteer team at The NOAH Center. We are so appreciative that you are considering spending your valuable time helping us save homeless cats and dogs.
The NOAH Center is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization and operates primarily through the support of our volunteer program. Volunteers play a key role in the work we do and it is only with your help that we are able to rescue, adopt, foster, spay/neuter, and provide exceptional care to all the animals that come through our doors! Our volunteers contribute an equivalent of 30 full-time staff members every year!
We accept student and/or minor volunteers 14 years old and up, however, 14-15 years old volunteers must have an adult accompany them. Minors wishing to volunteer will fill out our Minor Volunteer Form.
Cat Kennel Tech
Help us keep our kitty living quarters spick and span, and spend time loving on our whiskered friends.
Come get those steps in and some fresh air while walking dogs out on our on-site half-mile walking trail, or play with dogs in our off-leash area.
Dog Kennel Tech
Tidy up dog suites and provide new enriching toys, plenty of love, affection, and social time for dogs in our care.
200+ animals create a LOT of laundry! Help us stay on top of our daily loads by washing pet bedding and towels out in our garage.
Fundraising & Events
Join our fundraising team and help bring in the funds that our organization needs to operate. Help in the office (computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office is helpful for this role) or lend a hand at events.
Do you have a creative eye and a knack for creative or content writing, photography, or graphic design? We can always use help in promoting our mission.
Have a spare bathroom or another easily cleanable space? Extend the walls of our facility by opening up your home to a litter of puppies or kittens!
Mowing, weed eating, pressure washing, painting, and more! Help us keep our grounds looking great.
No veterinary experience is required for volunteering in our clinic, but is great for those with a medical interest; wash surgical instruments, build surgical packs, and more.
Have a specific skill-set that may be helpful? Reach out! We’d love to hear from you.
We are thrilled to have you join us! Please click the button below to fill out our Volunteer Application and we will get back to you with any follow-up questions and next steps.
If you have any questions, please reach out!
Minimum Age Requirements
Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Anyone 14 or 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering their time.
Expected Time Commitments
We value any time that you are willing to contribute. Our daily operations depend heavily on our volunteers covering certain shifts. These shifts vary 2-6 hours per day depending on the volunteer job position. We hope that all of our volunteers can cover at least one shift a week and can commit to at least four months. However, we have many opportunities that will work with a variety of schedules.
Membership Fees for Volunteering
All new volunteers are required to enroll in our membership program as a condition of service. The membership fee is a one-time fee of $25 per person and provides one volunteer t-shirt, a name badge, and training. If you are unable to pay the membership fee special accommodations can be made with the Volunteer Coordinator on a case by case basis.
High School Community Service Opportunities
High school students in need of school-required community service hours are welcome to volunteer. All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Anyone 14 or 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering their time. Students will be scheduled according to their service hour requirements.
Court-Ordered Community Service Hours
We are not able to offer court-ordered community service hours at this time.
Due to liability reasons, we cannot accept volunteers that have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor for violent crimes against people or animals, theft, weapons, or drug charges. Background checks are required. Please see our background check policy for more details.
Get your group of family, friends, coworkers, or community together and head out to The NOAH Center for a fun day of helping homeless pets! We often have plenty of project ideas for groups to complete in a day or weekend. Work parties are great team-building activities for businesses, families, and more. If you have a group of people in mind and are interested in helping out at The NOAH Center, reach out!
Join our Foster Network
Becoming a Foster Family is quite easy and makes a huge difference! All you need is a little extra space and some spare time. We provide all the food, supplies, and any necessary medications.
Who is in need?
- Mothers with kittens or puppies too young to be placed for adoption.
- Orphan kittens or puppies, without a mom, and in need of bottle-feeding.
- Kittens or puppies weaned but still needing several weeks in a home before they are old enough to be spayed/neutered and adopted.
- Animals recovering from special surgeries needing to rest and recover in a safe home environment. This includes lactating mom’s recovering from nursing.
- Animals with behavior modification and training plans.
Read about our work via articles written by our own team.
Spring is in full swing, and as the sun shines brighter and the flowers bloom, the change of season brings a wave of new beginnings. What a perfect time to embrace the joys of life, and what better way than by adding a new furry companion to your family? The NOAH...
The NOAH Center is urging the Greater Seattle Area community to help care for the influx of neonate puppies and kittens during Kitten Season by donating supplies and signing up to foster.
The NOAH Center’s upcoming 20th-anniversary celebration promises to be a family-friendly event with attractions such as food trucks, kitten baby shower, spay & neuter clinic tours, and behind-the-scenes adoption center and shelter tours. Come join us in celebrating 20 years of saving lives and supporting our important mission to rescue homeless pets from euthanasia.