Volunteer Information

Without our volunteers, Greenhill could not provide its current high level of service to the animals and people of our community!

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2023 Volunteer and Foster Appreciation Celebration!

We love our Volunteers!

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Please read this list of volunteer requirements before applying. 

Pay for your volunteer registration fee using the link below. Be sure to select the package that fits the type of volunteering you will be doing! Pay Volunteer Registration Fee

After payment is processed you will receive an email to initiate your background check or with next steps (for those under 18).

Volunteer Spotlight

May 2024


Meet Willa, our Volunteer of the Month for May! Willa is a returning volunteer who volunteered with Greenhill for four years. After a hiatus, we were fortunate to have her return to the volunteer team as a front office assistant in May 2023. Since her return last spring, she has already given more than 100 hours of her time.
As Willa doesn’t currently have any pets at home, she says that one reason she loves coming out to the shelter is to “get my fill of ‘fur’.” As a front office volunteer, she is often the first face a potential adopter sees, and she has also dedicated many hours to training new volunteers to help facilitate these happy endings. She does one-on-one training shifts with new volunteers to review front office procedures and customer service best practices as well as answer any questions that arise.
Willa grew up in Santa Monica, CA. In 2006, after she had retired and her kids had moved out of the house for school and work, she moved to Eugene to be closer to her parents and sister. Since moving to Eugene, in addition to all the hours she’s spent helping the animals, she has previously volunteered with Meals on Wheels Lane County and the Eugene Police Department. In her spare time, she enjoys golf, gardening, and crossword puzzles.
During her volunteer work at Greenhill, Willa has learned that the community is incredibly generous in loving and helping animals. She particularly enjoys, in her own words, “Meeting extraordinary animal lovers, seeing the look on folks’ faces, of all ages, when their adoption is complete. They walk out the door with huge smiles and their new furry friend in tow. It’s a good day all around.”