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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?
All of our volunteers share three things:
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).
Find ways to help Greenhill:
• If you are 16 years or older
While many people are still sleeping on Saturday mornings, Jean Miller is hosing and scrubbing kennels, getting clean blankets and making sure the shelter dogs are set for the day. A kennel cleaner and dog walker at 1st Avenue Shelter, Jean works full time with the Springfield Utility Board so dedicates part of her weekends as her time to lend a hand. She has also helped at Greenhill special events and with the Springfield Trap, Neuter, Return Program.
“I’ve learned my heart continues to grow for the well-being of all animals,” she said. “Despite my love for them, at one time I was hesitant to volunteer at all knowing I would be an emotional mess and wanting to take all of them home (I still am and still want to) but by jumping in and submersing myself in this I now can appreciate all of them and give them my best – I’ve also learned that the amazing people here at 1st Avenue have big hearts and that’s what it takes to give the quality care and love they do.”
With one “fur baby” of her own at home, much of Jean’s free time revolves around animals. She also enjoys camping, fishing and baseball with her husband and has two daughters and a son-in-law she enjoys spending time with. Still, she said she is thankful she is able to volunteer and is “so appreciative to anyone who dares give their heart and time to animals.”
“My favorite thing is to give treats and talk to the dogs – pay them some attention. Those fur babies are dependent on us for their quality of life – I do my best to give them quality attention, cleaning their temporary home, and making them comfortable.”
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