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 the large dedicated team that comes rain or shine. As we have downsized programs to keep participants COVID safe we have a smaller volunteer need. Currently, we are not taking on any new volunteers but would welcome completed applications for any volunteer orientations or trainings we have in the future. Please send your filled-out applications to Katie at volunteer@animalsasnaturaltherapy.org or to our mailing address.

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

Volunteer Opportunities

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

How to Get Involved

  1. Click here to contact our Volunteer Coordinator 
  2. Prospective volunteers must complete registration & release forms
  3. Complete & pass a background check ($19 fee)*
  4. Attend orientation & trainings
  5. If you are considering a position with the board, please call our Executive Director at (360) 671-3509

Required Paperwork

Registration Packet (incomplete forms will not be considered)

*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. 

Volunteer Reading


“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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