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Volunteer Training Requirements

Thank you for your interest in joining the Central California Animal Disaster Team!  We are looking for individuals who can voluntarily deploy within the counties of Fresno, Madera, Kings, Tulare, Mariposa, Merced and Kern. Please review these requirements prior to applying to be a volunteer.

Before you can be deployed as a Disaster Responder, there are training requirements that need to be completed.  In addition, all documents listed below will need to be submitted.  To apply, please click here.  

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must pass a background check
  • Complete online CCADT application.
    Complete waiver forms (Listed below)
  • Submit $25 application fee (waived for 2021)
  • Must be in good physical and mental health
  • Be willing to work shifts within a 24-hour cycle and on
    weekends.
  • Proof of valid California driver's license
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Proof of updated tetanus vaccination (within 10 years)
  • Ability to handle small and/or large animals
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer knowledge helpful
  • Skill with Microsoft Word & Excel is helpful

Courses:

  • "Introduction to the CCADT" Volunteer Orientation
    Check Events for schedule

VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT & WAIVER FORMS (required for all volunteers)  March 5, 2021 notice:  These forms are currently being updated and will be uploaded here by the end of this month.

  • Volunteer Liability Form (must sign yearly)
  • Image Release
  • Social Media Policy Agreement
  • Deployment Uniform Agreement
  • Anti-Harassment Policy Agreement
  • Non-Discrimination Policy Agreement
  • Volunteer Handbook Acknowledgement

FEMA ONLINE COURSES - REQUIRED FOR DISASTER RESPONDERS

Before you are able to apply to become a Disaster Responder, you MUST complete these three courses:

After successful completion of each FEMA course, you will be issued a pdf copy of your Certificate of Completion.  Please have these two certificates available to upload to complete the application form.

The FEMA online courses are FREE.  To access additional online FEMA courses, go to https://training.fema.gov/ and then click on the "Independent Study".  Search for the courses.