Without our volunteers, Greenhill could not provide its current high level of service to the animals and people of our community!
Volunteer Member Team Values
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Whitney & Ivy O.
Meet Whitney and Ivy, our Volunteers of the Month for February! Whitney and Ivy started volunteering in July 2021 and have already contributed over 200 hours of service to our shelter. Whitney and Ivy volunteer as Cattery Adoption Floor Cleaners. Previously Whitney volunteered at a grief center where, through play therapy, she helped children and families who experienced the loss of loved ones.
Whitney and Ivy’s favorite aspects of volunteering are, “We love seeing the animals each week. Celebrating when one we loved gets adopted! We love learning about their stories and what some have overcome.”
From volunteering at Greenhill Whitney and Ivy have learned, “How much love and dedication goes into each cat/kitten. How many services Greenhill provide. How resilient cats are!”
Whitney grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and Ivy grew up in Portland and Salem. Because Whitney and Ivy wanted a bit more opportunity and excitement, they moved to Eugene from Salem in 2019. Ivy is a student. Whitney teaches special education in the Eugene School District. In the past she has worked as a nanny and preschool teacher. Whitney also worked in Yellowstone National Park on a trail crew/youth conservation core for two summers and her first job was in a Sno Shack making snow cones. Last summer Ivy worked for the Northwest Youth Corps.
Whitney and Ivy have 2 cats, Lucy and Herman (a Greenhill alumni), and Harvey, a large Kangal Shepherd. They love traveling, hiking (especially Whitney and Harvey), reading, watching Netflix and chilling. Whitney says, “We love volunteering with Greenhill and love being a part of such an amazing organization in a small way.”