Volunteer of the Month - Nashville Humane
Nashville Humane's Volunteer of the Month.
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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 April 2021 — Chuck Link!


Chuck began volunteering with Nashville Humane in November of this past year. In less than six months he has already put his extensive knowledge, commitment, and skills to work to become a Blue Level Cat Care volunteer! Chuck spends multiple days each week at the shelter caring for the cats and spending special quality time with his best bud, Mochi (as seen in this photo). He has a real soft spot for those that need a little extra love or care and, as a member of our Cat Pawsitive team, he’s able to work with our cats who are struggling to adapt to shelter life to help them gain confidence and build trust. Chuck has quickly become adored by the cats as well as his fellow volunteers and staff for his huge heart, his positive attitude, and his desire to make the shelter a happy place for the animals and the people here. He’s become such an invaluable member of our team and we are so thankful he chose to join us in the midst of this crazy past year. Chuck, we appreciate all that you do and we are all so lucky to know and work with you! 🥳🥳🥳

March 2021, Debbie Schmidt!


Debbie has been a volunteer at Nashville Humane for 3 years and during that time she has become a member of every single one of our volunteer teams! Debbie walks the dogs, cares for the cats, helps run our weekly Food Bank, participates in events, assists the staff at the front desk, helps out with cleaning duties, and more! She jumps at every new opportunity we offer and loves to lend a hand wherever she can even when it’s the hard or not-so-glamorous work! Debbie always has a friendly and positive attitude and she is a wonderful teammate to staff and her fellow volunteers. We feel so lucky that Debbie has chosen to give her time to NHA and we are incredibly thankful for everything that she does for the animals, the shelter, and the Nashville community. Debbie you are one of a kind and we hope you know how valued and loved you are by everyone here at NHA! Thank you for being the amazing person that you are! 🥳🥳🥳

February 2021, Madeline Christin!


Madeline has been a volunteer at Nashville Humane for 3 years and has gotten involved in many areas of the shelter during that time but when she discovered our Pet Services Team she fell in love and has been at home there ever since. The Front Desk at our shelter is easily the busiest place to be but Madeline thrives in this fastpaced environment and you can tell she genuinely loves every minute up there in the “Pit of Positivity!” She can be found greeting members of the public, answering phones, assisting adopters, and so much more all with a huge smile on her face. She loves bringing animals and people together and she is such a pro at it! Madeline has become an invaluable member of the Pet Services family and has recently become our first Pet Services Lead Volunteer! We are so thankful that she has chosen to donate her time and talents to our shelter and that she continues to grow with us and our volunteer program. Madeline, you are such an incredible joy to work with and we love and adore you! We can’t thank you enough for all that you do but please know how much you are valued by all of us here at NHA! 💙

January 2021, Alyssa Nelson!


Congratulations to our first Volunteer of the Month of 2021, Alyssa Nelson! 🤩

Alyssa (shown here with her precious pride and joy, Jack Muffin) has been a volunteer at Nashville Humane since August and has accomplished so much during her first six months with us! She has already served for well over 100 hours, has trained as a member of every volunteer team, and has become a Lead Volunteer on the Cat Care Team so she’s now training new volunteers to be pros like her! Alyssa cares so deeply about the animals and the shelter and she is always looking for ways to help wherever she can. She takes on every challenge with a positive attitude and a determination to do the best job possible. Alyssa’s kind and friendly personality and commitment to helping the animals make her such a joy to work with and an invaluable member of our team. We know that Alyssa will continue to excel at anything she puts her mind to and anywhere her passions lead her and we feel incredibly lucky that they led her to us in the middle of this crazy year. Alyssa thank you so much for choosing to be a part of our team and for everything that you do for the cats, dogs, and people at NHA. We are all so fortunate to work with you and we want you to know that you are so loved and valued by all of us here! ❤️

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.