Get Involved

Nashville CARES welcomes volunteers year-round to help support virtually all of our departments.

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: Testing, Nutrition, Fundraising, Education, Administration and Special Events.


Time Commitment

We are looking especially 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).

Age Requirements

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.

Court Ordered Service

We do not accept these hours. Visit Hands on Nashville for a listing of non-profits in the area that do.

Nashville CARES

633 Thompson Lane Nashville, TN 37204

Phone: 615-259-4866

HEARTline: 1-800-845-4266

Main Fax: 615-259-4849

Client Services Fax: 615-467-6762


Fill out the Volunteer Application (scroll to bottom of page to find; please fill out ALL fields)


Volunteer Manager will review application and contact you for a brief in-person or over the phone interview.


Attend a monthly orientation

(All orientations will be virtual until further notice, they will be scheduled after the application is submitted)


Volunteer Manager will match you to a role!

Have more questions?