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Volunteering with MACC

MACC works with individuals and organizations across Nashville to help domestic animals find caring homes, decrease over-population of cats and dogs through spaying and neutering, support widespread rabies vaccinations, and promote responsible pet ownership.

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

MACC has many opportunities in which volunteers can participate, including enrichment, grooming, marketing or clerical work, assisting with special events and clinics, advocating for spay/neuter, humane education, photography, or assisting with adoptions.

MACC is focused on building a community passionate about animal welfare, and we can’t wait for you to join us!

Age Requirements for Volunteering

Under 12: We encourage our youngest MACC fans to help the shelter through at home project opportunities. Including: donation drives, making dog treat bags, and making cat mats.

Please email the Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested in learning more about these projects.

12-15: We encourage these youth volunteers to come along with a parent or guardian to the shelter. These teens will work as a team with their adult partner, together at all times, and will be able to participate in many of the projects and jobs here at MACC.

16-17: Our teen volunteers are approved to volunteer in any capacity (without an adult partner). They simply require a parent or guardian’s sign-off before volunteering.

Becoming a MACC Volunteer

Please complete the volunteer application and sign up for an orientation session (done through the application).

MACC requires that all volunteers complete orientation, training and a background check before becoming part of the program.

* MACC does not currently accept applications for court-ordered service hours.

Volunteer Orientation

Upcoming dates:

  • January 12
  • January 24
  • February 9

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with your co-workers, school group or social organization? MACC is proud to host volunteer opportunities for small and large groups ranging in size from 10 to 30.

Please email MACC’s Volunteer and Events Coordinator for more information and be sure to keep an eye on our social media for any updates.