Training Schedule

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During ordinary disaster incidents only NVADG-trained Disaster Service Worker (DSW) volunteers are activated for emergency sheltering and evacuation.

We train new NVADG volunteers over the 3rd weekend of January each year.  The required basic orientation training is 16-hours, done over Saturday and Sunday.  There is a ton of behind-the-scenes work to account for new volunteers training, contacts, background check and more.  For that reason we do all new volunteers at once, and once a year.  Calendar the 3rd weekend for next January and plan to sign-up in December!

February 2021:  Due to Covid-19, training for 2021 new volunteers has been adjusted.  2021 volunteers will receive a “Virtually Trained” NVADG badge and additional training will be required.

Update June 2021:  California has re-opened and we are back to in-person trainings!  

2021 Virtual Training (ZOOM) Calendar, 3rd Thursday of each month at 1800 hours

NVADG Volunteers:  Register and get the link for these training classes through your Volunteer Impact log in.

July 15, 2021:  Large Animal Shelter

August 19, 2021:  TBD

September 16, 2021:  TBD

October 21, 2021:  TBD


Mask instructions

In-person trainings.

Active volunteers should register for classes by logging on to Volunteer Impact and click on Opportunities.

September 17, 18, 19 –  ICS 300.  This specialized 3-day training covers the NIMS Incident Command System  in-depth.