Current Volunteer Team Members – please click here to sign in to your account.
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
The following requirements are mandatory for all Greenhill 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 6 months.
*Possess strong customer service skills. Be able to read, write and communicate clearly with staff, other volunteers and the public and follow direction, shelter rules and protocol info.
*Be able to sit, bend, squat, twist and stand for long periods. (If applying for a direct animal care position: dog enrichment, cattery, small animal room).
*Have access to the Internet and an email account.
*Have reliable transportation to be able to get to our shelter, located at 88530 Green Hill Road in Eugene, Oregon.
*For those 18 and over, pass a standard criminal background check. Note, we are not able to accept volunteers who have committed crimes against minors or other vulnerable populations, charges of theft or assault within the last 7 years, or have felonies or instances of animal abuse / cruelty from any time period.
*Pay volunteer registration fee ($25 for those age 18 and over, $15 for those ages 16-17, $30 for parent/youth teams)
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!
To learn more about our volunteer team positions, please click here.
If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please first watch this short video all about Greenhill, the volunteer program and more details on the process to get started.
The password to access the video is: VolunteersRock!
After watching the video if you would like to join us as a Greenhill volunteer, please pay for your volunteer registration fee at the following link. Be sure to select the package that fits the type of volunteering you will be doing!
Meet Dakota, our Volunteer of the Month for September! Dakota started volunteering in March 2018 and has already contributed over 430 hours of service to Greenhill. Her favorite aspects of volunteering are, “getting to see my friends, helping cats overcome their shyness and to trust again, and helping these wonderful cats find their new homes.”
Dakota wanted to volunteer at Greenhill because of “my love for animals and how warm people are at Greenhill.” She volunteers as a cattery greeter and enjoys, “how we try to help everyone and every animal that comes in.”
From volunteering at Greenhill, Dakota has learned, “how strong cats really are, and through my interactions with the public, volunteers and staff, I’ve learned to trust people again.” She states, “Thank you Greenhill for welcoming me.”
Dakota was born and raised in Eugene. She hopes to become either a Veterinary Technician or a Pediatric Nurse. Dakota loves reading, watching movies, attending rodeos and traveling. Some of her favorite travels have been to Washington D.C., Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Museum of the Marine Corps and a cruise to the Virgin Islands.