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Greenhill Humane Society
Friday - Tuesday
1st Avenue Shelter
Tues - Fri 10am - 6pm
Current Volunteers - please click here to sign in to your account.
Do you have love to spare?
All of our volunteers share three things:
We have exciting volunteer opportunities 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.
Are you looking to help wherever there is the highest need? While we have a variety of volunteer positions available, current high needs areas include: Kennel Cleaning at 1st Avenue Shelter and Small Animal Room Cleaners and Socialization at Greenhill. We could greatly benefit from more help in these two positions.
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).
Find ways to help Greenhill:
• If you are 16 years or older
Greenhill's Volunteer and Foster Newsletter
Natalie O’Neal, February’s Volunteer of the Month, has one unique passion at the First Avenue Shelter in the Cattery: matching the adorable kittens with potential adopters.
“After a long day at my office job I really look forward to coming in to spend time with each cat. It feels great when I get to know their personalities and I can match them up with families who come in,” Natalie said. “It’s especially rewarding to be there when a cat is adopted because I feel comforted in knowing what kind of family they’re going home to.”
Natalie spends her time volunteering both in the Cattery at First Avenue Shelter and with the Special Events squad at local shelter events, including Art for Animals and the holiday Giving Tree. She aims to connect with the community to inform people about the shelter services and volunteer opportunities.
“I want people to know just how loved and cared for the animals really are. I have never seen such a dedicated group of people who work so hard to provide a high quality of life while the animals are with us. That extends even further to our foster families – I am so impressed with the love and compassion they have for animals and their willingness to open their homes to pets in need,” she said.
In addition to her passionate work here at First Avenue, Natalie also volunteers with the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Natalie has been living in Eugene for 7 years and is a wholehearted baker and cook. She loves the local food, art and music scenes in Eugene, along with all the outdoor opportunities Oregon has to offer.
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