Volunteer

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
   
Find out why a few of our volunteers love being a part of the GHS team here:

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.
https://www.green-hill.org/volunteer-training-video/
After watching the video if you would like to join us as a Greenhill volunteer, please 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!
https://www.green-hill.org/product-category/vol_registration/
After payment is processed you will receive an email to initiate your background check or with next steps (for those under 18).
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.
Update 4/1/2021Please note that due to COVID-19, in person new volunteer orientations are on hold until further notice. We are offering a virtual orientation option instead. Please refer to the list of Volunteer Team Opportunities (https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/OD?FROM=8527) for our current needs (areas not available are listed as full at the top of the description). We would love to have you register and get on the waitlist to join the team if any of the open positions would be a good fit for you. Follow the above link to register, complete your background check and we will reach out to you when we have our next set of virtual orientations available!
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 can’t wait to have you on our team!

Find ways to help Greenhill:

 Volunteer Spotlight
April 2021
Sally McDonald

Meet Sally, our Volunteer of the Month for April! Sally started volunteering in July 2012 and has already contributed over 3,745 hours of service to Greenhill. She volunteers as a Cattery Adoption Counselor. Sally’s favorite aspect of volunteering is, “spending time with the cats and kittens, and getting to know them. Even better is seeing them get adopted, lots of happy faces.” 

Sally feels the Greenhill staff did an amazing job during the past year. She exclaims, ”A huge ‘Thank you’ to all of our staff for everything they do for our animals and all I have learned from them. They are awesome!”

Sally grew up in Eugene, graduated from Willamette High School and then moved to Portland to attend Business College. After 2 years she returned to Eugene and worked at Willamette Valley Company as a Sales Coordinator/Customer Service Rep for 40 years until her retirement. Sally has 2 children, Lianne and Kyle, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

She adopted her best buddy, Pedro, an 8-year-old Chihuahua/ Min Pin mix from the First Avenue Shelter, as a puppy. He had been found in a box and had no hair. After Pedro’s time in isolation was up, Sally was finally able to meet him. She says, “he was such a happy little guy, I had to bring him home. I’ve had many dogs and cats over the years but now just Pedro. He has become very spoiled and tends to pout when I have to leave the house.” Sally loves getting together with her kids whenever possible and is a big sports fan, especially of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oregon Ducks.

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