Volunteers are an integral part of day-to-day operations at the Nebraska Humane Society. Our 10,000-plus annual adoptions could not happen without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who help us reunite lost pets, provide education, and care for and enrich the lives of our temporary residents. Your help becomes hope!
You’re invited to join the team and make a difference in the lives of the animals and the people who love them.
Adoption Counselor: Be a matchmaker by working one-on-one with a family to meet and take home the best pet for them.
Adoption Guide: You are the Q-and-A person in the kennels offering information on the dogs so potential adopters can more easily choose who to meet.
Animal Caregiver: Clean, feed and care for cats, dogs and critters.
Animal Outfitters: Help new adopters pick out fun toys or needed supplies. *The register is computerized, so familiarity with computers is required.
Biographer: Help animals get adopted by writing short web “bios” about those up for adoption.
Canine Companion: Work with dogs and puppies to walk, enrich, and work on behavior and training.
Cat Iso: Work to rehabilitate and enrich sick kitties.
Foster Care Provider: Want to care for babies, fragile, scared or recovering animals in the calm of your home? Learn more about foster care opportunities »
Horse Help: Interested in helping our rescued horses? Read more about the Star Equine Rehabilitation Program here »
Humane Education: Work with our humane educators to facilitate programs for young pet-lovers.
Information Desk: Front and center in the lobby. How do I adopt? Where are the dogs? You’ll greet guests and help guide them around the shelter.
Kitten Nursery: Feed and socialize young, orphaned kittens in order to help them transition during the weaning process. Kittens in this area need to be fed 4 to 5 times daily, so we ask that volunteers in this area commit to a specified time period each week
Lost and Found: Help reunite lost pets with their families.
Mobile Outreach: Assist in the adoption of animals at PetSmart and on the PAW.
Pet Photographer/Handler: Help get animals adopted by taking photos, or helping our volunteer photographers handle and “pose” adoptable pets.
Surgery Assistant: Help the medical team prepare animals for surgery and monitor their recovery.
Training Class Assistant: With additional training, you can assist our trainers as they work with classes to make good dog citizens.
For more information on volunteer opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-444-7800, ext. 2222.