Training Schedule

group training

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!


Final 2021 Zoom training, November 18, 2021.  Important training November 18:  Critical Incident/Psychological First Aid.  Assisting during disasters brings you face-to-face with heartache and suffering.  Disaster Service Workers need to learn skills to help yourself and your colleagues when dealing with trauma.  Take an hour and hear some basic emotional health first aid.  Sign up via Volunteer Impact.


January 2022:  New Volunteer 16-hour Orientation and Awareness training is January 15 and 16, 2022.  We would love to have you join with us!  The cost is $65 and includes training and one uniform T-shirt.  Volunteer will be responsible for obtaining a Live Scan background check through Butte County Sheriff’s office.  The cost is around $40.

January 2022:  Returning Volunteer Refresher is January 29, 2022  January 22, 2022!  Location TBD.  There is no charge for training in 2022 for returning volunteers.

  • Returning refresher is in-person only.  Sorry, no Zoom/online for this training class.  We want everyone to reconnect and want to see you!
  • Right now – log in to your Volunteer Impact profile and be sure your information is complete.  If you forget how to log in, email
  • When more information is available, volunteers will get info on the location and how to register for the class.

Did we mention FREE Training for regular classes in 2022?!?