RedRover News

August 10, 2022

Collaborating for change in West Texas

By Devon Krusko, Field Services & Community Programs Manager I was immediately drawn to Karen Patterson, vice president of Fix West Texas, when we first met […]
August 10, 2022

Learning resilience through fostering kittens

By Tara Lenehan, RedRover Education Coordinator Before Alice and her family began fostering kittens through the Marlboro County Humane Society, in South Carolina, they fostered orphan […]
July 13, 2022

A Happy, Hoppy Hippo: Judge’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator When Erica became a single mother, she was grateful to have her handsome Pittie, Judge, by her side as […]
July 11, 2022

Smiling Violet: A Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator As 2021 wore on, Haley felt her mental health worsening, hitting its lowest by the beginning of November. She […]
July 11, 2022

A Happy Tail for Hank

By Athena Cardiasmenos, Program Assistant Before entering a domestic violence shelter, Shelley* found herself in circumstances that are all too common for people fleeing abusive situations: […]
June 23, 2022

Collaborating for a Kinder World

By Tara Lenehan, Education Coordinator Collaboration is key to RedRover’s mission, since we know that so much more is possible when we work together for a […]
June 15, 2022

Social and emotional learning: Working at the roots of kindness

By Caty Franco, Project Manager Social and emotional learning – you may have heard this term recently. It’s a buzzword of late that’s been conflated with […]
June 10, 2022

Leading with Empathy: Behind the Scenes with Laurel

By Helia Zarkhosh, RedRover Communications and Marketing Coordinator What does a typical day look like for RedRover staff members? How do we answer the call for […]
June 10, 2022

Kind News magazine features cool careers with animals

By Amelia Saris, Project Coordinator II The goal of Kind News magazine is to inspire kids to show empathy towards people and animals and support children’s […]

September 13, 2021

What additional training is required?

RedRover Responders volunteers are asked to complete the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) online course IS-100 prior to attending the RedRover Responders volunteer training workshop. We […]
September 13, 2021

Is animal-handling experience necessary to be RedRover Responders volunteer?

Volunteers need to have some basic animal handling experience, and need to be comfortable working with animals of unknown temperament. We encourage volunteers to have 50 […]
September 13, 2021

Will I get to do rescue work?

RedRover Responders’ area of expertise is temporary emergency animal sheltering, and that is the type of work that RedRover Responders volunteers are trained to do through […]
September 13, 2021

Who pays for deployment travel?

RedRover offers travel reimbursement up to $250 for volunteers who deploy for two or more days, not including travel days. Travel costs include, but are not […]
September 13, 2021

How do I become a RedRover Responders Volunteer?

By completing the training program, including attending a RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop.
September 13, 2021

When will I be mobilized?

We can’t say for sure. You can review RedRover Responder’s disaster response history to get an idea of the frequency of deployments. Rarely does a deployment […]
September 13, 2021

What precuations has RedRover taken to ensure the safety of the volutneers?

RedRover Responders dedicates a portion of its training to safety procedures. The volunteer manual includes Safety Standard Operating Guidelines, and on-site safety issues are identified and […]
September 13, 2021

Will I be mobilized if I don’t have an email address?

RedRover Responders volunteers are required to have regular access to the Internet and use a secure, private email address. Email is our primary means of communicating […]
September 13, 2021

Can I apply if treatment is already underway?

Yes, we can consider any treatment done on or after the day an application is submitted. Please do not delay treatment because you are waiting for […]