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Become a MACC Volunteer

MACC is much more than just an animal shelter. It’s a place where dedicated professionals and volunteers share their commitment, their passion and their talent to help the animals and people of Nashville-Davidson County.

Your desire to help lost and abandoned animals is greatly appreciated.  With the dedicated assistance of our volunteers, MACC is able to maintain high quality care of the animals and continue its life-saving work through innovative programs and services to the community.

We have many fabulous opportunities in which people can participate, i.e., socializing cats, exercising, training & grooming our dogs, helping in the office, working on special projects, being an advocate for spay/neuter,and, assisting with humane education or adoptions. We accept volunteers at least 18 years old,  and ask for a commitment of eight hours of volunteer service per month for at least six months.

Steps to becoming a MACC Volunteer

Step One:  Attend a Volunteer Information

Volunteer Information Sessions will be held monthly at the shelter.

Step Two:  Complete Volunteer Application

Submit your application online.

Step Three:  Submit Background Check Application

MACC must complete a background check on all volunteers. All pertinent information related to the background check will be included in a personal email to each applicant. Each applicant will receive confirmation of background check completion in 7-10 business days of submission. 

Step Four:  Complete Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation Sessions will be offered twice a month. Every Volunteer must attend a Volunteer Orientation before they can begin specific skills training.

Step Five:  Complete Skills Training

You will receive instructions via email about how to proceed with the training for your chosen volunteer position.