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Volunteer Pet Teams


Due to the risks of COVID-19, we are not currently recruiting new volunteers. Please continue to check our Volunteering at Children’s Hospital page for future updates as they become available.

Visit Champ’s Toy Chest to learn how you can support our patients through donations of needed supplies, toys and activities. All donation drop offs must be scheduled in advance through Volunteer Services by emailing or calling (615) 322-2379. All drop offs will be met in our parking garage by a team member. Due to COVID-19, donors will not able to bring their items directly into the hospital.

The pet therapy program at Children’s Hospital is one of the many ways we show compassion and bring smiles to the faces of patients and their families. The hospital staff loves our furry visitors, too!

A visit from a member of our Pet Program can help to relieve a stressful day or cheer up a kiddo who isn’t feeling well. These special volunteers always brighten the day when they enter a patient’s room or greet patients walking through the halls or waiting rooms.

A pet team volunteer with patients at Children's Hospital