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 shows up rain or shine. If you are interested in volunteering with our programs, please see the steps below!

Please note: The volunteer opportunities we offer are centered around supporting youth, veterans, and seniors. While a love for animals is important, your commitment is to our participants. 

*Ages 13 and younger must have a parent or adult present to volunteer. Families are encouraged to volunteer with Mobile ANT!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Youth Mentoring (weekly commitment for 8-10 weeks)
  • Summer Day Camp (June-August)
  • Mobile ANT Visits (year-round)
  • Events & Fundraising
  • Board of Directors

Interested in interning with us? Email a cover letter and resume to volunteer@animalsasnaturaltherapy.org.

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

How to Get Involved

  1. Consider attending a Farm Tour! Not required but highly suggested.
  2. Submit an ANT Volunteer Interest Form
  3. Complete Volunteer Registration & Release Forms (will be sent once an interest form is submitted)
  4. Complete & pass a background check ($19 fee)*
  5. Attend orientation & trainings (hosted 2-3x per year)

Please note – the Volunteer Coordinator works part-time and may take 2+ business days to respond to inquiries. If you have an urgent question, please call the office at 360-671-3509.

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

*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