• Due to current shelter capacity, we are NOT accepting surrenders for any dogs, cats, or small critters unless it is an urgent emergency. Please call 402-441-4488 ext 2 to be placed on a wait list and receive re-homing information.

Get Involved

Required Community Service


  • Access to an active email address is required
  • Must have a minimum of 10 hours to complete
  • Must be at least 13 years old, applicants between 13-15 years required to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times
  • Must be able to bend, squat, stand for extended periods of time, lift up to 25 lbs
  • Must be able to tolerate a loud environment as well as exposure to unpleasant odors and fur/dander from animals 
  • Must have a passion for people and pets and support Capital Humane Society's mission and philosophy
  • Must demonstrate a positive, respectful, and compassionate attitude


  • Must need to complete community service hours for school, work, social club, or non violent court rulings
  • Must be available during the set shift times
  • Must be willing to complete various cleaning tasks
  • Must have excellent communication and time management skills
  • Must be able to take direction from staff as well as perform assigned tasks safely and independently


Individuals are ineligible to complete hours at CHS if they have a history of violence, abuse, neglect towards animals or people.

Attendance Policy:

Community service volunteers assist with some of the most integral tasks at the shelter and therefore we can not afford to allow those with poor attendance to complete their hours at CHS.  Community service volunteers agree to the following:

  • Be on time for all shifts scheduled for
  • Communicate in a timely manner if they are going to be tardy or absent
  • Be proactive about rescheduling missed shifts

Repeated attendance issues will result in dismissal from the volunteer program and is defined as more than 2 of any of the following:

  • 10 minutes or later for a scheduled shift
  • Less than 1 hour notice if unable to make it to a scheduled shift
  • "No call no show" will result in immediate dismissal from the volunteer program.  Please note: a call out with notice of 15 minutes or less before a scheduled shift is supposed to start is considered a "no call no show"

Tasks, shift times, applying

Due to the brief nature that community service volunteers are with CHS, tasks are limited to cleaning and assisting with the basic needs of the shelter. 

Community service volunteers do not interact with animals while completing their service hours.

Opportunities are available at both of our locations, 2320 Park Blvd and 6500 S 70th.

Shifts are 3 hours longs and strictly limited to 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm daily.  Once a volunteer has committed to a shift time, that will be the only shift time available to them while they complete their hours.

We receive many applications from individuals requesting to complete community service hours at CHS therefore opportunities are available on a first come first serve basis.  Because it may take up to 7 business days to process an application we encourage individuals to submit their application well before their hours are due.

Click below to apply!