Humane Teen Club

HTC is a junior volunteer and teen development program created specifically for young adults, 13-17 years old. This club is for animal-loving teens interested in animal welfare, helping on campus, meeting other teens who love animals, exploring animal-related careers, and developing public speaking and leadership skills. This fun, informative and interactive program focuses on preparing teens to become responsible volunteers and representatives of Seattle Humane.

Applications are now being accepted. Please click here to apply!

Applications are due Aug. 18, 2018 by 5 pm. The program runs concurrently with the school year, Sept.- May. HTC meets two Saturdays each month, and classes will cover information about Seattle Humane, special training to prepare them to volunteer at the shelter, and a variety of animal welfare related topics. Space is limited so teens will be evaluated on the completeness and thoughtfulness of their application responses, a brief one-on-one meeting with an HTC facilitator during the informational session, and a letter of recommendation.

Applicant requirements:

  • Demonstrate interest in animal welfare, animal companionship and volunteerism
  • Show a positive, respectful attitude toward peers, staff, volunteers and animals
  • Be able to work well independently and in groups
  • Be age 13 to 17 years old
  • Commit to attend HTC classes, and complete homework and a service project
  • Submit a complete program application
  • Attend with a parent or legal guardian one HTC informational session
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a school, club, church or another authority figure that has known the teen for at least one year

Is there a fee?

There is an enrollment fee of $300. This fee covers program costs and a teen volunteer t-shirt. We are committed to making our programs accessible to all and offer scholarships for those needing assistance. To receive a full or partial scholarship please complete the scholarship application linked below.

Scholarship Application

Need more information?
Click here for information, instructions on how to apply and more.

Want to talk to our education coordinator?
Call (425) 373-5385 or email [email protected].

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