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 team members 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 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
In order to provide the best possible care for our animals, volunteers are
required to commit to volunteering for one 2-hour shift per week or 8 hours a month for a minimum of 3 or 6 months or longer. 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.
If you can meet the above requirements, please complete our online volunteer application below. 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.
- Volunteer Application – requires 3 to 6 month or more commitment, min. of 2 hours/week
- Student Service Hours Volunteer Application– Students looking to receive credit hours for middle, high school or college requirements. Minimum of 10 hours required.
- Court Mandated Community Service Hours Application– Fulfill court mandated community service hours. $50 non-waivable fee applies.
To learn more about our volunteer team positions, please click here for a complete list of those available or view some select opportunities below!
Are you looking to help wherever there is the highest need?
We currently have a high need for more Small Animal Room volunteers at our Greenhill location! Both cleaning and socialization shifts are available 7 days a week. Let us know if you are interested during the Volunteer Orientation.
For more information about volunteering with Greenhill or if you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail us at 541-844-8824 or email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Find ways to help Greenhill:
- If you are between 12 – 15 years old
- Student Credit Service Hours/ Court mandated community service
- If you are part of a community or corporate volunteer group
- Cub’s Corner (under 12 years of age)
- Foster Care Volunteering
Meet Paige – our Volunteer of the Month for June! Paige first started volunteering at Greenhill in 2011 and has contributed over 600 hours of service! She is a natural leader and ray of sunshine in the Surgical Suite, often training new volunteers and constantly filling in for high needs shifts. Paige has a HUGE heart and we are so grateful for all of her service at Greenhill!
Paige is an avid volunteer in the surgical suite and TNR program, as well as a foster parent for cats and kittens! Her responsibilities as a TNR volunteer include trapping cats and providing transportation for those who need it. Her favorite parts of volunteering are “what I can learn from my position in the surgical suite and the medical staff there; the staff is always willing to explain any illness or procedure and answer any questions.”
Paige, originally from the Portland suburbs, moved to Eugene for school in 2012. Since then, she has “acquired two cats and a Teacup Poodle, who I’m pretty sure is going to live forever.” She also volunteers with the Cascades Raptor Center, where she helps with injured and sick Raptors and assists with training other volunteers.
In her spare time, she enjoys working on and building computers, digital photography, and going out with friends. She is also an Open Water Scuba instructor and assists with teaching at the University of Oregon twice a week and during certification weekends. Paige hopes to pursue a career in animal care or engineering – preferably both! Volunteering at Greenhill has helped her explore the animal care side through increasing her understanding of the behavioral and medical aspects of animals.