11 Fun Family Volunteering Opportunities in and Around Seattle
Written by Lauren Valencia and Elisa Murray
Foster a Neglected Animal
Fostering an animal through organizations like PAWS or the Seattle Humane Society can help children learn responsibility, and build empathy and compassion. Foster care typically involves two weeks to three months of temporary care for animal awaiting adoption; foster families pick up their animal from the shelter, transport it to occasional vet appointments, and provide loving care and supplies. Families can also help raise money, donate needed items, or participate in events like the annual PAWSwalk each summer and learn more about pet care.
Minimum age range: Foster parent typically must be 18 or older, but the whole family can help.
Perks: Improving the lives of pets and learning as a family about animal care.