So you’re thinking about contributing to Animal as Natural Therapy’s mission to heal hearts and strengthen our community? Wonderful!

Volunteers play a vital role in the work we do, and we are so lucky to have a dedicated team that comes rain or shine. Please fill out our ANT Volunteer Interest Form and email Kara at volunteer@animalsasnaturaltherapy.org to learn more about next steps in the registration process.

Ages 14 and younger must have a parent or adult present to participate.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Youth Mentoring
  • Special Events
  • Mobile ANT
  • Barn & Feed Assistants
  • Board of Directors
  • Group & Corporate Opportunities
  • Internships

Please note: ANT is no longer available for court-mandated community service hours

How to Get Involved

  1. Complete an ANT Volunteer Interest Form
  2. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator
  3. Complete Volunteer Registration & Release forms
  4. Complete & pass a background check ($19 fee)*
  5. Attend orientation & trainings

If you are considering a position with the board, please call our Executive Director at (360) 671-3509. 

*Please note – Animals as Natural Therapy requires an online background check for all those working in proximity to our participants or animals. Volunteers are responsible for the $19 fee, which is good for two years. 


“I have been a volunteer here for more than two years. It has been a superb learning experience working with the animals and wonderful staff. The programs and the animals teach about life and save lives. I highly recommend it.”
– Barn Volunteer

“I’ve been an intern for three months and it’s hard to describe the impact it has had on me. I’ve seen the transformation of so many people’s lives through their interaction with the animals (my own included).”
WWU Student

“I witnessed wonderful relationships built, a feeling of pride by the youth in their ability to help others, and an obvious joy in the residents in the process.”
– Mobile ANT Volunteer

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