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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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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 opportunities 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 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

Volunteer Spotlight
August 2015
Katie Lively & Kim Worley

Each inspired by their parents, Katie Lively and Kim Worley have been fantastic volunteers in our Volunteer Department. Katie, whose parents fostered kittens, has been volunteering with us since 2013 and has dedicated over 230 hours to our shelter; Kim, whose father is a dedicated kennel care assistant, joined the team last year and has volunteered over 90 hours of time to ensuring that our Greenhill office functions smoothly.

Katie joined our volunteer team because of her passion for animals. Although she enjoyed dog walking, Katie found her stride as a volunteer/foster care office assistant. “I like the feeling of being able to ease someone else's burden so that they can concentrate on other aspects of their job,” she says.
There’s always something to do in the volunteer office—such as helping with administrative tasks, updating monthly volunteer hour reports, and helping to maintain volunteer records. “I started volunteering at Greenhill because I wanted office experience to help me switch careers in my life,” said Kim. “Volunteering in the Volunteer and Foster Care Office has helped me learn how to work in an office environment.”

When she is not volunteering, Kim spends time outdoors, fishing, camping, and going to the beach and mountains. Like most volunteers, she and her boyfriend Dan enjoy spending time with their two cats, Max and Freja.

Katie graduated as salutatorian this year from Thurston High School, and she will be continuing her education at Willamette University in Salem. Not only does she volunteer with us here at Greenhill, but she was also active in her high school, volunteering for the National Honor Society and acting as editor-in-chief for her high school newspaper. When she’s not volunteering or writing, Katie can be found reading a good book or competing in swim competitions. We’re definitely going to miss Katie as she moves forward with her life goals. “I have learned that one does not have to be in a position that works directly with the animals in order to help the animals. Every department of the shelter contributes in a unique and important way.”

Thanks so much for your passion and dedication, Katie and Kim!



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