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.

*Have access to the Internet and an email account.

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)
Apply here- Service Hours Volunteer Application.
A minimum of 10 hours are required.

Court Mandated Community Service Hours

**Do you need court-mandated community service hours signed off or verified by our organization?
Apply here- Court Mandated Community Service Hours Application.
Please note: a $50 non-waivable fee applies.
We are not able to bring in any volunteers with the following charges on record:
Crimes against minors or other vulnerable populations
Charges of theft or assault within the last 7 years
Felonies from any time period
Instances of animal abuse / cruelty from any time period
*Others are subject to review case by case

To learn more about our volunteer team positions, please click here for a complete list of those available or watch this short video: https://nbc16.com/features/work

For more information about volunteering with Greenhill or if you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail us at 541.844.8824 or volunteer@green-hill.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Find ways to help Greenhill:

 Volunteer Spotlight

December 2018

Kari Baker

Meet Kari, our Volunteer of the Month for December!  Kari started volunteering in November 2017 and has already contributed over 120 hours of service to our shelters!  Kari feels “it is awesome to see a prospective adopter find their new family member. Just seeing all the caring by the staff for the animals, and then prospective adopter’s interactions with the animals, is really rewarding”.
Kari volunteers at 1st Avenue washing food dishes, toys and doing laundry. She states “I love my shift because there is always something to do, clean or fold. Also, I like being serenaded by the birds that flitter overhead hoping a piece of food drops”. Once a month Kari also volunteers, with Twin Rivers Rotary, at the Food for Lane County kitchen.
From volunteering at Greenhill, Kari has learned “that everyone here loves animals of all shapes, sizes, and attitudes.  They are all hard working and the community supports Greenhill immensely.”
Starting at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Kari has been volunteering off and on since middle school.  One of the non-releasable birds, a ring-neck turtle dove named Bashful, came home with her. Bashful is now 18 years old and still living with her. Kari also has a 3 year old parakeet named Jerry.
Kari is a Eugene native and is employed at Lane Transit District, in the Public Services Division, as an Intelligence Analyst.  She has been employed with LTD for 2 years and before that, she was a contractor at LTD for 11 years.
Kari loves camping, animals and reading.  She loves to combine vacations with animals, from swimming with manatees in Florida to going to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and camping at Beachside State Park.

We Love You, Volunteers!! 

— 2018 Volunteer and Foster Appreciation Party —