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
- Volunteers are asked to make a regular commitment to coming out for a shift weekly.
- Shifts are scheduled in advance and being on a set schedule is highly encouraged.
- Most shifts are 2 hours in length and available 7 days a week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (depending on what area).
- Depending on what area you are volunteering, you may need to be able to be on your feet most of your shift, bend, lift, work around cleaning products, provide great customer service and/or get a little dirty.
- Reliable transportation to the Greenhill Road shelter location is necessary.
- Volunteers 12-15 years in age can join the team with a parent/guardian see our Youth Volunteers tab for details.
- Ages 16+ are welcome to come out on their own.
Ready to Volunteer?
Pay for your volunteer registration fee using the link below. Be sure to select the package that fits the type of volunteering you will be doing! Pay Volunteer Registration Fee
After payment is processed you will receive an email to initiate your background check or with next steps (for those under 18).
Meet Marisol, our Volunteer of the Month for December! Marisol started volunteering in November 2022 and has already contributed over 221 hours of service to Greenhill. She volunteers as a Surgical Suite Assistant and on the DEP team. Marisol also volunteers at Our Sister’s Closet and Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of Lane County.
From volunteering at Greenhill Marisol has learned, “the work Greenhill does for the animals and the tasks I do every shift, from cleaning and sanitizing the kennels to preparation of equipment for surgeries the next day.”
Her favorite aspects of volunteering are, “to know that I’m helping to make a difference in the life of the animals and of course see them before, while, and after they recover from surgery.”
Marisol grew up in Central Mexico and moved from Pennsylvania to Springfield in June 2013 when her husband obtained a job in Eugene. For the past 9 years, she has worked as an independent medical interpreter. Previously she worked in reception and booking in Playa del Carmen near Cancun, Mexico.
Marisol enjoys walking her dogs, crocheting, making jewelry and spending time with her husband and dogs. She has three dogs, Georgia, a Greenhill graduate, Bradley, and Timber. She also takes care of her friend’s dog, Hank, on the weekends.
Marisol shares, “When my husband and I felt ready to have a dog I looked for one on the We Rescue app. We found Bradley, and after we got approved to adopt him, he came on a transport from San Antonio, Texas traveling for 3 days and arrived in Portland where we picked him up. One of the best decisions of our lives. Timber was a foster fail and I met Georgia, previously known as Escargot, at the surgery suite.”