Our volunteers make all of the work we do possible. They go above and beyond for the animals, the shelter, and the Nashville community every day. Each and every one of our volunteers is an invaluable member of our team, but we like to take the time every month to highlight one special someone through our Volunteer of the Month segment. Check out some of these amazing animal lovers below!

Volunteer of the Month 2019
Volunteer of the Month 2020
Volunteer of the Month 2021
Current Volunteer of the Month
Nashville Humane Association

Volunteer of the Month

September 2022, Savannah Jackson!

To know Savannah is to experience countless laughs and endless joy! She just hit her two year mark with NHA (!!!), and a little over a year ago, Savannah stepped into the Lead Volunteer role to train new volunteers for the Dog Care Team. Savannah spends innumerable hours with our dogs on early weekend mornings. She is quite the expert with our extremely fearful and under-socialized dogs. Savannah takes a book with her and sits with dogs to familiarize them with a human presence. One of Savannah’s personal favorites, Sandra, always loved to sit and exist with Savannah by her side. Savannah is such an asset to the NHA Team! She is constantly willing to learn more about shelter operations and challenge herself outside her comfort zone. Savannah has such a zeal for life, and we could not be more thankful for how she cares for these animals and our people. Savannah, we are so thankful for you!
Nashville Humane Association

August 2022, Mollie Bee!

Mollie has been with us since 2019, and recently, we’ve been so lucky to witness the greater impact she’s having on our community by loving on these animals and serving the shelter. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone with as much empathy, patience, and understanding as Mollie. She recently became a Yellow Level Dog Walker and has such an attentive eye for those shyer, fearful dogs. Mollie has an interest in and aptitude for dog behavior, which allows for her time with the dogs to be fruitful and relaxing. Mollie is always so quick to lend a helping hand. If she finishes with dogs early, she’s finding a way to help Animal Care with dishes, laundry, or cleaning. You can always count on Mollie to have a positive attitude and a willingness to serve. Pictured here: Mollie is helping with her first transport IN THE RAIN! Mollie, we are so thankful for your uplifting presence and ongoing impact on this shelter and these animals. How lucky we are to have you!

In the spring of 2019, NHA began revamping our volunteer program. We’re introducing programs for skilled volunteers, animal training for volunteers, and so much more.  We’re looking to build a volunteer force that is empowered to do so much great work for homeless and adoptable animals.

If you’d like to join our volunteer ranks or would like more information about volunteering at Nashville Humane, please contact:  volunteer@nashvillehumane.org.