Stay active within your community as a RedRover Responders volunteer
In between disaster responses, RedRover Responders volunteers have plenty of ways to stay active. They often educate their communities about disaster preparedness for animals; get involved in other disaster preparedness groups; or create their own volunteer training and networking opportunities.
Request materials and support
Public education training and supportTrained volunteers can contact RedRover staff or submit an event request (above) to request access to the following training and support items:
- RedRover Talking Points
Contains useful language for talking about RedRover as an organization.
- Animals in Disasters Talking Points
Contains up-to-date information on the RedRover Responders program, and current statistics and news about animals in disasters.
- Tabling Guide
Available to trained volunteers.
These items can be downloaded and printed. We recommend keeping your table focused on the topics that you are most comfortable talking about and only printing one or two of the following items:
- Email Sign-Up Sheet (pdf)
Gather email addresses from people who want to stay informed about RedRover programs and involvement opportunities.
- Opt to Adopt flier (pdf)
A one-page document that explains the basics about puppy mills
- RedRover Relief Grants for Veterinary Care (pdf)
This flier outlines RedRover's grant program for emergency veterinary care
- RedRover Domestic Violence Grants (pdf)
This flier outlines RedRover's program that provides assistance help people escape domestic violence with their pets.
- RedRover Responders Services Flier (pdf)
A simple one-page document about the services RedRover provides through the RedRover Responders program. Best for disaster preparedness events at which community leaders and emergency planners will be attending.
Report an event
After participating in an event, volunteers should complete the Event Report Form.
Volunteer training and networking
RedRover Responders volunteers often organize their own training opportunities and get-togethers. Some examples include:
- Pet First Aid and CPR training class
- Meeting at local animal sanctuary to learn large animal handling
- Social picnic at park to share photos from recent response
RedRover Responders volunteers can also spread the word to other volunteers about training and involvement opportunities happening in their communities. Some examples of opportunities that you should contact RedRover about include:
- Incident Command System training class through your local CERT
- Feral cat TNR (Trap – neuter – return) event
- State/County Animal Response Team (SART/CART) meeting
- City council meeting to discuss the community’s disaster plan
Questions? Contact us at 916.429.2457 or email@example.com