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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After payment is processed you will receive an email to initiate your background check or with next steps (for those under 18).
Meet Judy, our Volunteer of the Month for June! Judy started volunteering in January 2022 and has already contributed over 180 hours of service to Greenhill. She volunteers on the Dog Enrichment Team, the Kennel Cleaning Team, as a Kennel Aide, and on the Special Event Squad. She has also helped patients navigate the healthcare system through community outreach programs and has volunteered on various food drives.
Judy’s favorite aspects of volunteering are, “interacting/helping the dogs, and with outreach helping families and Greenhill pets get connected to find their furever home.”
From volunteering at Greenhill Judy has learned, “My faith in humanity. I grew up in a time and place where it was second nature to help your neighbor. Living in a farming community we defaulted to help one another when issues with crops, livestock occurred… When I moved to a large city that sense of community was not often seen. Being at Greenhill reminds me of my childhood, being of service and working as a team for a common goal.”
Judy grew up in a small farming community in Iowa and in Texas and Oklahoma. She moved to Eugene in October 2020. Judy first saw the Willamette Valley while traveling with a workmate, who was from Oregon, in the 90’s and was taken with the beauty, and the people. Judy is currently a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner and has over 30 years’ experience in Critical Care Nursing. In the past she has worked as a receptionist at a doctor’s office, in a grocery store, in a meat packing plant, as a babysitter, and a dog walker.
Judy enjoys volunteering, hiking, photography, reading, journaling, sketching, singing, dancing, Krav Maga/kickboxing, playing guitar, learning to play keyboard, traveling, and learning languages. Her current living situation doesn’t allow her to have pets, but in the past, she has had German Shepherds, an Australian Cattle Dog, an Australian Sheltie mix, and a Basenji/Red Heeler mix.
In college Judy traveled to Rome and had the unique experience of meeting Pope John Paul II in an unexpected, private audience with some townspeople.