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HOURS & LOCATIONS

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 volunteer@green-hill.org. 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
    
 
Jean Miller
 
   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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