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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:
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 email@example.com. 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
|Volunteering in the front office at Greenhill has one distinct joy for Vicky Capps: watching the just-adopted animals leave the facility!
“My favorite thing about working at Greenhill is waiting for the newly adopted dogs to walk to the office. They have such a big grin on their faces and their tails are wagging,” Vicky said. “They know they are going to their new home for a wonderful life full of love.”
In the front office Vicky answers phones, makes cat carriers, tidies up the office and says she does general things that need to be done. She said it has been a learning experience.
“I’ve learned that Greenhill and 1st Avenue have very dedicated employees doing difficult jobs and I’m happy that they are here for the animals,” she said.
Vicky also occasionally volunteers in her daughter’s kindergarten class since, being a retired teacher, she said she knows teachers always need a lot of help.
She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. She completed her degree in Microbiology/Medical Terminology and worked in an animal diagnostic lab that worked in conjunction with UC Davis to develop and test the first trial of the Feline Leukemia Virus test. Though it was exciting work, Vicky eventually moved on to teaching preschool and 8th grade science before she retired.
She loves spending time with her grandchildren (spoiling them) and enjoys reading and walking her own happy Greenhill graduate, Dynamite.