Transform the Lives of People & Animals!

For The Safety Of Our Staff And Volunteers,

Orientation Sessions And Events Are Suspended

Until Further Notice

Are you ready to volunteer with Crossroads?


We currently have the need for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Animal Fostering – There are times when we rely on foster homes for cats and dogs who need time to decompress, may not do well in a shelter environment, or just need a little more space than we can provide.  If you’re interested in the rewards of helping a pet through a short-term commitment, Click Here to get started!

  • Community Outreach Team – Are you enthusiastic about sharing the Crossroads story throughout Nashville? This group represents Crossroads at various events in the community, including: festivals, parties, happy/yappy hours, breweries and more.  There is always something fun happening with this team!

  • Animal Transportation – When other shelters ask for help, we answer!  Crossroads ensures that all adoptable pets have been spayed/neutered and are up-to-date on vaccinations, which may often require a visit to the veterinarian.  Having volunteers who can pick up and drop off from these facilities allows our team to focus on the animals here in our care.
  • Landscaping – First impressions count!  We could use someone (or some people) to help maintain the outside of our store, including lawn mowing, weeding and watering. 

  • Caring Connections Team Caring Connections is our humane education outreach program. Volunteers assist with the program working with youth and pets. These programs use small numbers of volunteers, who are asked to commit to attend each week of an 8- to 10-week session. 

1 – Attend a Volunteer Orientation Session

  • Our orientation sessions offer you a chance to learn more about the mission of Crossroads. We will tour our facilities, talk about volunteer needs and provide you with a volunteer application.
  • Select a date from the link below. Once we receive your information, we will send an email confirming the day and time of your chosen session.

2 – Complete A Volunteer Application

  • Applications will be distributed during Orientation.
  • Applications include a mandatory background check through Verified Volunteers (which costs $35). Because Crossroads volunteers are often in contact with the interns in our program, we must ensure the safety and confidentiality of our young people.

3 – Join Our Social Media World


*Note:  Minimum age for volunteers is 17 years old.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our volunteer coordinator.