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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?
Volunteers are the foundation of our shelter; without them Greenhill could not provide its current high level of service to our community.
To learn more about available volunteer positions, please click here. To become a Greenhill volunteer and learn more about volunteering, please attend one of our orientation sessions.
Click here to complete the online volunteer application. Once we have received your application, we will contact you to schedule you for an upcoming orientation.
Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:
Orientations are mandatory and pre-registration is required. Completed applications are required prior to signing up for an orientation. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information.
Orientations are held at Greenhill Humane Society, located at 88530 Green Hill Road, Eugene or the 1st Avenue Shelter, located at 3970 W. 1st Avenue. Please note the location listed after the orientation date.
Monday, May 13th - 11:00 AM (Greenhill)
Saturday, May 18th - 11:00 AM (1st Avenue Shelter) FULL
Friday, May 24th - 11:00 AM (1st Avenue Shelter)
Saturday, June 1st - 11:00 AM (Greenhill)
Find ways to help Greenhill:
• If you are 16 years or older
Dave Schroeder began volunteering with Greenhill Humane Society in 2009. While his first few volunteer shifts were in the Small Animal Room, Dave has since then become a long term dog walker, and has donated 1400 hours of his time to serving the dogs at the shelter, providing them with much needed exercise and socialization. In addition to walking dogs at Greenhill, Dave has occasionally walked dogs at the 1st Avenue Shelter since the transition in July 2012. He also trains and assists new volunteers coming through the dog walker training program.
When we asked him to share with us his favorite aspects of volunteering, Dave told us, “Interacting with and building a connection with the dogs while on their walks, and coming up with little surprises along the way to amuse, relax or stimulate them. Thinking that I can have a positive effect on the dog’s kennel stay, pleasant and stress-free as possible, polishing up their adoptable behavior.”
In June 2011, Dave was part of a team of volunteers from Greenhill who traveled to Joplin, Missouri in response to a deadly tornado which devastated the region. Dave told us that he answered the call for emergency aid, “To help care for hundreds of rescued dogs…” and that it was an “…intense and satisfying experience leading up to a huge, successful adoptathon weekend.”
Outside of volunteering with Greenhill Humae Society and the 1st Avenue Shelter, Dave also volunteers his time as a member of a backcountry trail maintenance crew on the Willamette National Forest, and also assists as a wildland firefighter in summer.
Dave told us that one of the greatest things he has learned from volunteering is that, “Patience is a virtue when dealing with so many different individual dog temperaments and breeds.”
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