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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 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).


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) 



Volunteer Spotlight


Jennifer Cunningham
A volunteer with many hats, Jennifer Cunningham has explored more than a few of the opportunities Greenhill has available. From surgical suite assistant to cattery, kennel and small animal room, Jennifer’s love for animal care is evident.
“I love getting to hang out and spend one-on-one time with the animals. The other volunteers are an awesome group of people to be around, learn from and get to know,” she said. “Also at Greenhill are an incredible bunch of professionals who take on all the crazy obstacles of working for a non-profit and the challenges of working with animals. “
A native of Eugene and a University of Oregon graduate, Jennifer took the skills she learned volunteering and put them to work for her – literally!
“I have learned skills in animal (dog, cat and small animal) handling, dog training and veterinary assisting. The kennel cleaning and dog walking positions here at Greenhill were perfect training for my current job as a boarding assistant at a local vet clinic,” she said. “I have also used the skills I learned in the surgical suite to cross over from the boarding area to help out in the clinic area at the facility where I work.”
When not working or volunteering, Jennifer enjoys writing, reading, photography and walking her own dog. And no surprise based on how she spends her days, she is also studying dog training and veterinary technology.


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