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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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The Nonprofit Association of Oregon
The National Federation of Humane Societies

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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

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
Roger Freimarck
   It is nice to know that Volunteer of the Month Roger Freimarck is just a phone call away. From helping clean kennels to helping with odd jobs and repairs, Roger plays a role in making sure Greenhill is always functioning. He said he enjoys the spirit of acceptance found inside.

   Roger says there are several reasons he continues to volunteer despite having plenty of other ways to spend his time:
  Reason one: “Seeing all the dogs and working with the Greenhill staff who make a difference in the life of every dog they touch.”
  Reason two: “Seeing firsthand how all the negative Op Ed pieces published in the Register Guard regarding Greenhill are not true.”
  When Roger isn’t at Greenhill, he also helps out with maintenance and yard care at Trinity Lutheran Church. At home he has 2 barns and more than 7 acres to keep in order. He also rebuilds and refurbishes utility trailers.

   A native of San Jose, California, Roger got his first taste of animal care working for a local veterinarian after school and during summer months. He was a medical corpsman during the Vietnam War and spent his career working with radiology, MRI and CT technologies.
   “My family moved to Eugene in 1986 to help Sacred Heart Medical Center staff the first MRI facility in the area. My last 15 working years were spent traveling all over the United States organizing continuing education conferences for MRI and CT technologists,” he said. Roger retired in 2010 and now enjoys a “slower paced” life with his wife, Sue, and his three granddaughters, Maria, Hannah and Anna.



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