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.


Our literary events need support to run smoothly, especially during set-up, check-in, and clean-up. If you have a knack for digital photography or videography, we could use your skills, too!

Sign Up

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

Sign Up