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Volunteer Team 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 volunteer 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 and for the safety of other volunteers, customers and staff, the following requirements are mandatory for all volunteers:
*Be 16 years of age or over. (Volunteers between the ages of 12-15 can volunteer only if accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.)
*Commit to volunteering for one 2-hour shift per week or at least 8 hours a month for a minimum of 3 or 6 months or longer (dependent on position).
*Possess strong customer service skills. Be able to read, write and communicate clearly with staff, other volunteers and the public.
*Can remember and follow shelter rules.
*Can read and comprehend protocol info.
*Be able to sit, bend, squat, twist and stand for long periods (if applying for a direct animal care position: dog walking, dog enrichment, cattery companion, small animal room socialization).
*Can take and follow direction.
*Have access to the Internet and an email account.
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. Please complete a separate application for all individuals who will be volunteering.
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).
- 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 Willa– our Volunteer of the Month for January! Willa is such a cheerful and high-spirited addition to our front office team at 1st Avenue and has contributed over 200 hours of volunteer service since September 2015! Willa pleasantly answers phone calls, greets visitors coming into the shelter and regularly helps everyone (people and animals!) feel welcome and at ease. We are SO grateful to have Willa on our volunteer team!
Willa has several favorite aspects of volunteering at in First Avenue Shelter’s front office. She says “the employees are awesome and so much fun! There is always something new and exciting going on. But really, it’s being around all the amazing animals that is so lovely.” During her shift breaks, Willa likes to visit the cattery and “get [her] fill of ‘purrs’ and furry rubs!”
When she’s not busy helping in 1st Avenue’s front office, Willa also volunteers once a week delivering meals for Springfield’s Meals on Wheels program. Outside of her volunteer work, Willa enjoys golfing at least twice a week (“even in the rain!”) and is involved with the 9 Hole Ladies at her club. Her other hobbies include playing bridge, daily crossword puzzles, time in the garden, cooking, and entertaining. Willa is also an avid reader, and “usually has two books going at once.”
From her volunteer experience at 1st Avenue, Willa has learned that Eugene has “a ton of animal lovers of every age and circumstance,” and that “animals respond unconditionally to love and care.” Well said, Willa!
Willa moved to Eugene 11 years ago. She retired after 30 years as a sales trainer and district manager for Mead Johnson Nutritionals. She has been married to her husband Darrell for six years, who she met on Match.com! Willa has four adult children, three grandsons, and one cat, Bella, who was adopted from Greenhill 11 years ago.