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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
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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