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Greenhill Humane Society
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1st Avenue Shelter
Tues - Fri 10am - 6pm
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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)
It’s a rare Saturday that the 1st Avenue Cattery isn’t privy to the love, wit and customer service that come with Volunteer of the Month Anita Loppnow.
Anita volunteers as a cattery companion and a cattery trainer but says she enjoys helping potential adopters find their “special new kitty” almost as much as she likes spending time with the cats themselves. Cattery staff rave that Anita, with her outgoing nature, has personally been responsible for matching up more cats and adopters than they can count. Anita said working with the other cattery volunteers and staff has been good for her too.
“Staff and volunteers at Greenhill are remarkable people, doing their best caring for and helping animals,” she said.
Anita grew up in Ohio and moved to California and later Oregon as a teenager. Along with her husband, she shares her home with 2 kitties, Hannah Bea and John Henry, a dog, Scooter, and hens Gladys, Hilda, Isabel, Miss Scarlet and Minnie May (they have their own quarters).
Clearly an animal lover, Anita found she had some more love to give so she started volunteering a little more than a year ago. She has also recently added kitten foster parenting to her repertoire.
“Sometimes it’s hard to give them back, especially if I’ve had them awhile. The upside to that is when it’s time for my foster kittens to return to the shelter and find their forever home there’s room for other sweet babies to help me out with keyboarding, make sure my book shelves are kept in disarray, help 'hold' the pen when paying bills, head butt me, lay on me and lick my nose!”
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