Humane Hands

Become a Junior Humane Educator

Humane Hands

Humane Hands is for 13- to 16-year-olds who want to learn about different departments and topics within the Nebraska Humane Society. Participants will take part in a variety of hands-on activities and projects at the shelter.  This year, there is construction and remodeling being done in the main building of NHS which may affect Humane Hands activities (not dates/times).  

Our 2019-2020 Humane Hands program has filled! We'll see you in 2021!


  • Cost is $180 per participant
  • Each attendee will receive a Humane Hands t-shirt
  • All activities will be facilitated by a humane educator and animal program coordinator
  • Attendees will have a chance to become a camp counselor for our summer camps
  • Education Teachers (paid staff) are all CPR, AED, First Aid, and Epi pen trained for your child's safety.

Humane Hands Dates and Times

Humane Hands will meet the following dates from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 12th, 2019
  • Saturday, October 26th, 2019
  • Saturday, November 9th, 2019
  • Saturday, December 14th, 2019
  • Saturday, January 11th, 2020
  • Saturday, January 25th, 2020
  • Saturday, February 8th, 2020 
  • Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Please Note

Please understand that we are implementing more hands on activities so it is important that your child be able to FULLY participate in each activity. We will not have alternative activities planned for each session. Your child must be between the ages of 13-16 to participate. Once your child is registered there will be no refunds for cancellations.

All participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring a water bottle and a sweatshirt or jacket as our facility is cool. Please drop off your child no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start time of each session. For safety reasons, all participants must be picked up immediately after each session concludes. Late pick-ups will be charged a fee of $1.00 per minute after 5 minutes. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact Us

For more information about Humane Hands, please contact Alysa Dail at 402-444-7800, ext. 2396.