RedRover offers the following resources to volunteers who are preparing for or returning from a deployment.
This page is not intended for distribution; contents are intended solely for trained, active RedRover Responders volunteers.
Please remember that all information regarding deployments is strictly confidential until you have been given the “all clear” to discuss it. If you are invited to deploy, please do not discuss the details with ayone or share them via e-mail. Please avoid making even casual comments on social networking sites and in public. These can jeopardize the lives of hundreds of animals and result in their continued suffering. We know it’s hard to not discuss your activities with other volunteers or family and friends, but we have to keep the animals welfare as highest priority. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact RedRover staff at (916) 429-2457 or Responders@redrover.org.
Before You Go: Checklist
- Make sure your tetanus vaccination is current.
- Print and sign the Indemnity and Hold Harmless Release [PDF].
If you have not been on a deployment in the last 12 months, or are instructed to do so in your deployment confirmation e-mail, please print, sign and bring with you.
- Review the RedRover Responder Volunteer Manual and Standard Operating Guidelines [PDF].
This document includes information detailing standard operating guidelines (SOGs) for how RedRover Responder conducts its work in most situations. SOGs are a method of recording and sharing best practices for the many detailed aspects of operating a temporary emergency shelter. The file is 2 MB and may take a few minutes to download.
- Review the RedRover Responders volunteer social media policy [PDF]
- Volunteer uniform to be worn at all times while volunteering:
– Long pants
– Closed-toe shoes
– RedRover volunteer t-shirt. If you do not have a RedRover shirt, please bring other red shirts. Please do NOT bring an EARS shirt.
Information and Resources
- Code of Conduct / RedRover’s Pledge to Volunteers [link]
Signed at training and agreed to regularly by all RedRover Responder volunteers. This information is also found in the Volunteer Manual and SOGs.
- Insurance Information [PDF]
Review RedRover’s current volunteer insurance policy. This information is also found on page 19 in the Volunteer Manual/SOGs.
- Expense log [PDF]
Volunteers can use this document to track expenses while on deployment for tax purposes. This is for a volunteer’s individual use only.
- Recommended packing list [PDF]
Here is an extensive list of items to consider bringing with you on deployment.
- RedRover Responders Network Login [link]
This login portal enables volunteers to update their email address, address, phone numbers, skills, and interests at any time. This information is important because RedRover usually sends deployment invitations based on geography.
Public Online Communication
Visit the RedRover Blog to catch up on recent deployments. Share this link with family and friends.
- Social networking sites: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube
Add RedRover to your social networking sites to keep your friends and family apprised of the latest videos, stories, and news.
- OSHA Preventing Heat Stress [PDF]