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Greenhill Humane Society
88530 Green Hill Rd.
Eugene, OR 97402

(541) 689-1503

Friday - Tuesday
11am - 6pm
Closed Wed. & Thurs.

1st Avenue Shelter
3970 W. 1st Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

(541) 844-1777

Tues - Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 5:30pm
Closed Sun. & Mon.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have love to spare?

Volunteers are the foundation of Greenhill Humane Society, and animal enthusiasts just like you make up our volunteer force. Each month, over 350 volunteers from Lane and surrounding counties donate their time to helping the animals at our Green Hill Road and 1st Avenue Shelters. Without our volunteers, Greenhill could not provide its current high level of service to the animals and people of our community.

All of our volunteers share three things:
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1) Compassion and responsibility for all animals
2) Consistency and reliability to help us care for our animals
3) Commitment to reducing animal overpopulation  

We have exciting volunteer opportunties available at both of our shelter locations 7-days a week. Our shelters are located at:

Greenhill Humane Society - 88530 Green Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97402

1st Avenue Shelter -3970 W 1st Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402 

To learn more about available volunteer positions, please click here. In order to provide the best possible care for our animals, volunteers are asked to commit to volunteering for one 2-hour shift per week for a minimum of 3 or 6 months. Volunteers between the ages of 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to volunteer on-site but can find lots of fun ways to help our animals by visiting our Cub's Corner page.  

To get started as a Greenhill volunteer, please complete our online volunteer application by clicking here. Once we have received your application, we will contact you to schedule you for an upcoming New Volunteer Meeting & Orientation Session (please check your e-mail for more information on signing up for a session). Please complete a separate application for all individuals who will be volunteering. (If you would like to become a foster parent, please complete the online foster care application on the foster care page).


Individuals who are required to complete court-mandated community service hours can apply to complete their service hours at Greenhill Humane Society or the 1st Avenue Shelter through our Court-Mandated Community Service Program. Please contact 541-689-1503 ext. 114 for more information on how to apply. Individuals required to complete court-mandated community service program should not complete the online volunteer application.   For more information about volunteering with Greenhill or if you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail us at 541-689-1503 ext. 114 or volunteer@green-hill.org. We look forward to hearing from you!  

Find ways to help Greenhill:

If you are 16 years or older
If you are between 12 – 15 years old
If you are part of a community or corporate volunteer group
Foster Care Volunteering
Court mandated community service
Cub’s Corner (under 12 years of age) 

 

 
Greenhill's Volunteer and Foster Newsletter


Volunteer Spotlight
June 2015 
 
Wade Watts

Wade Watts hit the ground running
when he became a Greenhill volunteer in January of 2015. In only 4 months, Wade has contributed almost 100 hours of service. Starting as a dog walker, Wade is now a dog-walker trainer and helps new volunteers to learn how to walk dogs.

Now retired after spending 20 years as a local chiropractor, Wade spends much of his time continuing to help living things. “I really enjoy seeing the dogs progress to eventually find their forever homes. I have learned a lot about the dogs from the kennel staff who are never too busy to answer questions or help with a task.”

One can usually find Wade out walking dogs in the early mornings, before most staff members come in to work. “Being out on the trails in the morning is great. It is quiet and the dogs seem to calm more quickly. We get to see birds and bunnies. Sometimes we see hawks and even eagles.”

Although he has been with Greenhill for a short time, Wade has become a valuable and dependable volunteer and understands how special his work is. “I have found that dog walking has helped me find some peace in this chaotic world and hopefully I can bring a bit of that to the dogs I walk. Volunteering at Greenhill has been a privilege. ”
 
Thanks so much for your service, Wade!!!
 

 

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