Current Volunteer Team Members – please click here to sign in to your account.
We want YOU on our team!
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
**Our ideal volunteer is passionate about animals, committed, helpful, engaging, productive, friendly, reliable, eager to make a difference, and empowered to help shelter staff with daily operations, animal care and animal socialization.**
Our shelters are located at:
Greenhill Humane Society — 88530 Green Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97402
1st Avenue Shelter (for Dog Enrichment Program and front office volunteering) —
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 to 6 continuous 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.
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 be sure to read carefully over the description for each application and program below before applying for what best suits your needs.
Please note, a separate application needs to be completed for all individuals who will be volunteering.
General Volunteer Program
**Are you able to make a commitment for the next 3-6 months or longer to volunteer for at least 2 hours each week?
Apply here- Volunteer Application.
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).
Service Hours Volunteering
**Do you need any type of service hours signed off or verified by our organization or cannot meet the continuous 3-6 month commitment? Service hours might include:
elementary, middle, high school or college requirement
sorority or fraternity hours
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts
any other extracurricular or community organization (excluding court-mandated service)