Rewarding work

By popular demand, a second Annual Training has been added for new volunteers.  This intense 2-day 16-hour class will go over the Incident Command System, Small and Large Animal Sheltering, Evacuation Procedures, Safety Protocols, etc.  At the end of the weekend, you will be officially sworn in as Disaster Service Workers.

The last time that this training was offered, we had to turn away over 70 disappointed people.  This classroom only holds 50 students, so please register early to reserve a spot.  Register and get more info on our Calendar...

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 APRIL 7 & 8.  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 April 7 & 8, 2018 16-hour training.  Limited to the first 50 people who register! Take a look at the 8-page Application Packet with 6 Agreements. (Click here to download).. All NVADG volunteers contribute a training fee each year to offset the cost of training.  The fee for this class, which includes all 2018 training, if $100.

This must be prepaid via PayPal. Please pay here:

April New Volunteer Training

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

 3.  Bring your completed application to class.  Handouts for select material are available by downloading them here.

See you Saturday & Sunday, April 7 & 8, 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 April 7.


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