Nashville CARES offices at 633 Thompson Lane are currently closed for remodeling. All services are being provided at 442 Metroplex Drive Building D. You may also reach us at 1-800-845-4266

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with Us

Each year, more than 400 volunteers help Nashville CARES work toward our mission of ending the HIV/ AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. Volunteers support virtually every program at Nashville CARES including Nutrition, Fundraising, Education, Administration, Special Events, and the Nashville CARES Clinic.

*** We are currently re-vamping the Volunteer Program to better serve the needs of our clients and agency operations. Please feel free to fill out an application and we will be in touch soon. Thanks for your patience! ***

Siman Abara - Direct Client Care Volunteer

Siman lost her mother to AIDS and received a lot of help from people in tough times. “I just love contributing in a positive way that will make someone else’s life easier, even if it is small.”

Postmates - Corporate Volunteers

Volunteers from Postmates have participated in everything from phone banking for events, to delivering holiday meals, to packing food bags, to helping clients paint a home or a clear a yard.

Eileen Wollam - Nutrition, Admin & Event Volunteer

“I knew when I retired, I wanted to volunteer. I lost several good friends to AIDS in the 80s and 90s, so I’ve always felt very strongly about supporting organizations like Nashville CARES.”

Volunteer FAQs

What is the time commitment?

We are looking for volunteers who can make a commitment to CARES and who we can build a relationship with. A minimum of a 6-month time commitment is required, especially for roles where you have direct client interaction (CARE Teams, Food Delivery). The number of hours you serve is up to you.

Are there age restrictions?

Our age limit is 18 and over, due to the nature (sensitive information and/or interaction with clients) and difficulty level of our volunteer opportunities.


Can I work off court ordered hours?

We are not able to provide this service. Visit Hands on Nashville for a listing of non-profits in the area that do.

Apply Today!

Click the button below to fill out an application form.
A Volunteer Manager will review application and contact you for a brief in-person or over the phone interview.