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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:
you can be a cattery volunteer!
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 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.
If you are interested in helping out in either of these areas, please talk to the Volunteer Department during the New Volunteer Meeting and Orientation or email


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 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
February 2016
Natalie O'Neal


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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