Be a hero to animals. Volunteer today!

Interested in Volunteering?

1. Fill out the Volunteer Application and Info Form.

2. Reserve your spot at the next volunteer orientation.  You’ll find out about current opportunities and get a tour of the clinic.  You’ll be eligible to sign up for opportunities at the end of orientation.

3. Check out opportunities on our Hands on Nashville page.

Volunteers must be age 18 and up.  Questions? Email us.

Spay/Neuter Clinic

Pet Community Center Spay + Neuter Clinic provides low-cost, high-quality services in an effort to reduce the number of stray and homeless animals in local shelters.

Some duties include helping with laundry, assembling e-collars, pulling-up vaccines, cleaning carriers, making surgical packs (training provided), and several other special projects including some administrative work.  Opportunities will change day to day.  No experience is necessary!  Just bring your willingness to help!

Volunteer hours in the Spay and Neuter clinic are Monday-Thursday from 9am-3pm and Friday 10am-4pm.  Though each volunteer occurrence is listed in 3 hour increments, hours are flexible and 1 or 2 hour shifts are available within that window.  Just sign up for a slot and email to let us know if you need a shorter shift.

Potential Jobs

Putting together e-collars

Shredding paper


Making surgical packs

Mobile Wellness Clinic

The mobile clinic is a low-cost veterinary clinic on a renovated RV. We visit a new neighborhood in Nashville each Saturday from 9am -1pm to provide low-cost vaccinations, microchips, flea/tick preventative, and more!


Registration Line Manager volunteers are responsible for giving clients directions on how to proceed once they arrive at the clinic and will answer basic questions about the services that we offer as well as fill in any blanks on client paperwork. Volunteers will also help clients who may need assistance filling out the paperwork or holding pets while owners are checking in.  No experience is required.

Registration Assistant volunteers are responsible for inputting client, pet, service and payment information into ClinicHQ after the patient has been processed. This is a data entry role that does not require knowledge of the services. Volunteers will not have to explain services to clients or take payments. No experience is required.

Medical Staff Assistant volunteers are responsible for assisting the medical team inside the mobile clinic. Volunteers will help draw up vaccines to be administered by the veterinarian, open syringes and prepare microchip information and enter microchip numbers into our database. No experience is required.

*Volunteers that are interested in volunteering on a regular basis can receive additional training in vaccination protocols and specific preventions/services.  Vaccination and prevention training is scheduled individually after a volunteer has demonstrated willingness to volunteer on a regular basis.

Community Cat Program

The community cat program spays and neuters outdoor cats.  We also provides support to community members who care for community cats in their neighborhood to improve quality of life for the cats, help them become good neighbors, and humanely reduce overpopulation.
  • Community Cat Recovery Attendant-Community cats stay at Pet Community Center after surgery to fully recover before being returned to their feeder or colonies.  Recovery attendant volunteers check on the cats and help to maintain a clean and sanitary space while the cats recover.  Time needed is approximately one hour to refill food, water, and do light cleaning.  Shifts are available seven days a week in either the morning or evening.  Must complete volunteer orientation and community cat training.
  • Community Cat Trapping-Volunteers are needed to assist with our Trap-Neuter-Return program to humanely control outdoor cat populations by neutering, vaccinating, and ear-tipping stray and feral cats.  Volunteers set traps, and when outdoor cats are caught, transport them to Pet Community Center for surgery, and return the cats to their outdoor home when the project is complete.  Hours are flexible.  Must complete volunteer orientation and community cat training.
  • Community Cats MACC transport-Pick up community cats from Metro Animal Care and Control, and safely transporting them to Pet Community Center.  Must complete volunteer orientation and community cat training.

Pet Food Bank

Pet Community Center maintains a food bank for dogs and cats in need.  The food bank also supplies food for community cats that stay overnight at the clinic.  The food bank volunteer will collect supply donations from clinic and take to nearby storage unit to organize by date/type.  The volunteer may pick up food or coolers from local businesses or donors, assemble winter shelters for cats, or pass out food, winter shelters, and supplies once a month from the storage unit.  Hours are flexible.  Must attend volunteer orientation.  

Sign up or express interest in an opportunity on Hands on Nashville.

Ellen and Travissmall

Volunteer Orientation is held monthly

@943-B Dr. Richard G. Adams Drive, Nashville, TN 37207