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.
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!
After payment is processed you will receive an email to initiate your background check or with next steps (for those under 18).
Note, community service volunteers and students or those needing hours signed off on for school or a program, should also pay for their registration fee to get started. **If you have to meet specific volunteer hour requirements (i.e. a certain # number of hours per day or per week), please contact the Volunteer Dept. prior to submitting your volunteer registration so we can make sure we can accommodate that.
Please note that, in the interest of safety and in accordance with guidelines from health authorities, new volunteer orientations have been temporarily suspended through April. New volunteer registrations are still being accepted, and orientations are currently scheduled to resume in May. Thank you for your patience during this delay.
For more information or if you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail us at 541.844.8824 or email@example.com. We can’t wait to have you on our team!
Find ways to help Greenhill:
Meet Sarah, our Volunteer of the Month for March! Sarah started volunteering in March 2018 and has already contributed over 275 hours of service to Greenhill. She volunteers on the Community Outreach Media Team promoting the Pet of the Week at various local news and radio stations.
Her favorite aspect of volunteering is the animals. Sarah loves meeting the different dogs each week, spending a few hours getting to know them and giving them love. Sarah says, “I absolutely love volunteering at Greenhill. They are my favorite days of the week!”
From volunteering at Greenhill, Sarah has “reinforced my love and admiration for everyone who helps make sure these animals find wonderful homes and families to spend the rest of their days with.”
Sarah grew up in Cottage Grove and moved to Eugene about 9 years ago. She is currently employed at REI in Eugene. Sarah states, “I have over 10 years of experience in animal husbandry, mainly with aquatic life and large reptiles. I have a small urban backyard farm with my partner, Gary, currently with eight chickens, three ducks, a dog, a cat, one lizard and a huge garden!”
Sarah is a member of Work Dance Company in Eugene. She loves the outdoors and enjoys snowboarding, kayaking and golf.