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Register: RedRover Responders Online Volunteer Training

Our specially trained RedRover Responders volunteers shelter and care for displaced animals

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and temporary sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding and other cases of cruelty and neglect, as well as community cat populations in need of trap-neuter-release services. We also support pets of domestic violence survivors by building pet housing spaces at domestic violence and animal shelters to keep families together during crisis.

Become a volunteer in three easy steps:

Step 1:

Register below and complete the self-paced online training. This will take about 2-3 hours to complete.

Step 2:

Complete the FEMA course IS-100c, an introduction to the Incident Command System. This is also a self-paced and free course, and must be completed prior to your first deployment with RedRover.

Step 3:

Once you complete the online training you will receive a welcome email with further details.


– Required –

  • Age 18 years or older.
  • An email address that you check regularly and access to the Internet.
  • Current tetanus immunization.
  • Complete FEMA course IS-100c.
  • Complete the volunteer training online or in person.
  • Agree to the RedRover Responders Code of Conduct.

– Highly Recommended –

  • Complete 50 hours of animal handling, preferably at your local shelter or through a rescue group (may be completed after training).
  • Able to withstand the physical demands of deployments, including ability to lift at least 40 pounds, and stand, kneel or bend for long hours in varying temperatures and conditions.

What Training Covers

  • Introduction to RedRover and the different programs and services offered.
  • The different types of situations that RedRover deploys to.
  • What it is like to deploy with RedRover, and what to expect before, during, and after a deployment.
  • Introduce you to key concepts like standard operation guidelines.
  • Help guide pre-deployment decision-making.

Upcoming Deployments

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