Volunteers have been an invaluable part of Hugo House since its inception. In our first years, volunteers helped remodel the House and volunteered countless hours in our offices. Today, volunteers continue to do essential work for all of our programs. We couldn’t run Hugo House without them.

As a volunteer, you can become part of the team that keeps the House humming. Whether you end up helping at events or stuffing envelopes, your contribution to Hugo House will help you strengthen your connection to the Seattle writing community, explore your talents, gain work experience, and make friends with similar interests.

Please read about our volunteer opportunities below, and then submit an application and attend our volunteer orientations. We’ll email with information regarding the next orientation!

Volunteer Orientations

Orientation sessions take place quarterly at Hugo House. Contact Nicole McCarthy at nicole@hugohouse.org to RSVP or to schedule an alternate orientation time.

NOTE: The next orientation will occur Wednesday, May 20, at 6pm.

Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative support: This volunteer job can run the gamut from organizing class data to providing event support. These are great opportunities for people who want to learn more about the nuts and bolts of working at a nonprofit organization. Administrative volunteers must have some availability Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Facilities: Are you good with a paintbrush? Do you like to garden? Do you have experience with lighting or stagecraft? Help us keep the Hugo House — including our theater — spic-n-span by volunteering for the facilities department.

Events: We host literary events throughout the year, and most of these special events need volunteer support during setup, at the door, in the bar, and afterward during cleanup. If you have a license to serve alcohol or a food handler’s permit, please let us know. If you have a knack for digital photography or videography, let us know that, too.

To tell us a little more about yourself, please submit the form below. Thanks for your interest in volunteering! Once you’ve applied, remember to drop in for a volunteer orientation to become an active volunteer.

Volunteer Form