Our volunteers help us run.

Volunteers are an invaluable part of Hugo House. In our first years, volunteers helped remodel the House and get us off the ground. Today, volunteers do essential work for all of our programs.

Join the team.

As a volunteer, you can become part of the team that keeps the House humming. Your contribution to Hugo House can help you strengthen your connection to the Seattle writing community, explore your talents, gain work experience, and make friends with similar interests.


Want to learn about the nuts and bolts of a nonprofit organization? Our administrative volunteers work on tasks ranging from organizing class data to providing event support. Some availability is required Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.


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


Our literary events need support during setup, at the door, in the bar, and during cleanup. If you have a license to serve alcohol or a food handler’s permit, let us know! If you have a knack for digital photography or videography, we could use your skills!


All volunteers must go through orientation. Sessions take place quarterly, or contact us to schedule an alternative time.

UPDATE: Orientations have been postponed due to COVID-19. We will post an update when we resume volunteer orientations.


Sign Up

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


Volunteer Form

Volunteer Form

What types of volunteering interest you? (Check all that apply)