Volunteer

Current Volunteer Team Members – please click here to sign in to your account.


**Attention new volunteers!!**

As we are getting closer to the completion of our new state-of-the-art shelter facility we will not be training new volunteers until construction is complete. If you are interested in volunteering at Greenhill Humane Society, please add your name to our wait list and we will contact you once we start registration for new volunteers again: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVumynENqdvjYfA5FqNjUBTyiBEfOdvdSVnYdFXej-Jid3RQ/viewform?c=0&w=1
We are still accepting student service hours / short term volunteers to help with cleaning shifts at this time. (See application below.)
If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Department at 541.844.8824 or volunteer@green-hill.org.

Follow along with all the exciting construction updates at: https://www.facebook.com/greenhillhumane


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 shelter is located at:

Greenhill Humane Society  — 88530 Green Hill Road, 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!

Service Hours Volunteering

**Do you need any type of service hours signed off or verified by our organization or would like to volunteer short term? 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)
Shifts available in our service hours program include: kennel aide, dishes and litter pans or laundry. Apply here- Service Hours Volunteer Application.
A minimum of 10 hours is 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 more information 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!


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 Volunteer Spotlight

July 2019

Susan Daily

Meet Susan, our Volunteer of the Month for July!  Susan started volunteering in July 2016 and has already contributed over 513 hours of service to our shelters.  Her favorite aspect of volunteering is, “getting to see and interact with the felines.”  She also believes that, “the staff is grateful for the help we volunteers supply.  It makes me feel that I am a part of something good.”
Susan volunteers as a cattery care assistant washing dishes and doing laundry, and also helps at special events.  She has recently started to volunteer at the Community Veterinary Center in Eugene.
From volunteering at Greenhill, Susan has learned, “there is a lot more going on behind the scenes than the ordinary visitor knows and that there are a lot of caring, committed people working to make sure things get done all year long.  All the volunteers make a huge impact in the mission of caring for the animals and Greenhill needs each and every one, volunteers and staff alike.”
Susan is a native Oregonian, born in Dallas and raised in Eugene.  She has also lived in Germany, Hawaii and Washington State.  For 30 years, Susan was a Certified Registered Central Service Technician and a Certified Instrument Specialist working in the medical field providing clean and sterile instruments and supplies for surgery and the medical facility.  For the last 15 years of her working life, she also scrubbed in for eye/plastic surgeries.  Susan and her husband recently celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary and she is a proud great-grandma of a precious great-grandson.
Susan plays tuba in the Oregon Tuba Ensemble, the Springfield Community Concert Band and the Junction City Polka Band.  She and her husband enjoy taking rides on their Harley motorcycle, seeking out and riding on old steam engine trains, and going to train museums.  They also spend a lot of time with their three cats, Leona, a 10 year old cinnamon tabby, adopted from Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis, Flinn, a 3 year old red tabby, adopted from Cottage Grove Humane Society, and Zeke, a 2 ½ year old orange tabby, adopted from Greenhill last June.

We Love You, Volunteers!! 

— 2018 Volunteer and Foster Appreciation Party —