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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:
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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 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.  

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
November 2015
Lynn Crosby

Ever wonder how we are able to follow-up with so many of our adopted dogs at 1st Avenue? Volunteers like Lynn spend hours talking to adopted dogs’ owners, finding out how our furry friends are doing post-adoption. In addition to doing adoption calls, Lynn has been an active member of our Behavior Modification Team and an incredibly helpful foster for our pups. For a dog lover like Lynn, fostering comes with other benefits—“We couldn't resist adopting the puppy we recently fostered,” she said.

Talking with Lynn, it’s not hard to see why she has been willing to volunteer over 200 hours over the past two years—it’s all about the dogs. “I can actually see how I have made a contribution to the wellbeing of some of the dogs,” she said. “I've learned so much about dogs and positive reinforcement. By teaching them good manners like sitting and making eye contact when someone approaches their kennel, I've upped the odds they will be adopted sooner.”

By volunteering with the BMod Team and doing the adoption calls, Lynn is able to see the process from start to finish. “The Behavior Modification Team, with the leadership of Micaela, has helped so many dogs find loving and stable homes,” she said. “And then I make adoption follow-up calls, getting to hear how dogs I know are being loved and well cared for. How great is that?”

When Lynn is not providing a safe, loving home for animals in transition, she is active on her farm. In her spare time, she enjoys spinning yarn, knitting, and exploring the bike trails with her husband.

Thank you, Lynn, for dedicating years to working with our dogs at 1st Avenue Shelter.

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