Rewarding work

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.  Take a look at the Application Packet and Agreements. (Click here to download pdf). All NVADG volunteers contribute a $35 training fee each year to offset the cost of training.

This can be prepaid via PayPal.

2018 Training donation

2.  Let us know you're coming.  RSVP 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 the NVADG Headquarters, 2800 Richter, Oroville.   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!


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