Rewarding work

12/18 UPDATE: If you registered to attend New Volunteer Training you'll need to secure your seat by paying the $50 annual training fee by 1/5/2018.  On 1/6/2018 we will open any unpaid seats to our Waiting List.  Not sure if you are registered and paid?  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask for confirmation.

10/25 UPDATE:  We are thrilled at the interest in NVADG training as a result of NorCal fires.To accommodate everyone, we are doing 3 things:  #1, MOVING LOCATION. Watch for info on the new Oroville location.  #2, SETTING annual training fee at $50 in order to rent a space large enough (and $100 fee if you don't pre-register and show up at the door) and #3, MOVING OUR "Refresher" training for returning volunteers to the following Saturday, 1/27/2018. 

NVADG Volunteers do what governments cannot afford to do: have on-call workers trained and prepared to shelter and evacuate animals during wildfires. We train all year to advance our skills in animal handling, radio communication, fire-line safety, animal shelter hygiene, disaster Incident Command System and more.

Join us, and find out why NVADG volunteers say this is the most rewarding work they've done...

New volunteers must attend a mandatory 16-hour training that we host once a year. Then next one is January 20-21, 2018.  Plan to attend!

As a volunteer organization, we need a wide variety of skill-sets, from basic administration to public outreach; from cleaning kennels during disaster sheltering to backing up a trailer behind a fireline while evacuating frightened horses.  We even offer the opportunity to train with helicopters and boats for a flood event.  Regardless of the position, all volunteers must know core information, which is presented in this 16-hour training. 

Becoming a NVADG Volunteer is easy!

1.  Plan to attend the January 20 & 21, 2018 16-hour training.  You must pre-register and pre-pay so we can plan seating! Take a look at the Application Packet and Agreements. (Click here to download pdf). All NVADG volunteers contribute a $50 training fee (pre-registration required) each year to offset the cost of training.  THIS IS A SOLD-OUT TRAINING.  THERE IS A WAITING LIST. 

This must be prepaid via PayPal.

2018 Training donation - $50 with pre-registration, $100 without registration/RSVP.   Pay here: 

2.  Let us know you're coming.  RSVP/register on our Events Calendar, click here

3.  Bring your completed application and training donation to class Saturday Jan 20*.  Registration begins at 8:30, training begins 9am sharp.  Bring a lunch.  Training location is at Butte College.  See calendar for complete directions.   PLUS!  We'll have a no-host dinner Saturday night - location TBD in Oroville - for all NVADG volunteers, new and returning.  Watch for details...

4.  Download, print and bring!  The Agenda and Calendar of Trainings will be available Saturday.  When we're closer we'll have handouts available for downloading.  

See you Saturday & Sunday, January 20 & 21, 2018!  You're going to feel great volunteering with NVADG!

*Please do not send us your application now. Pay now, but bring your application with you Saturday January 20. 


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