National Field Response Responder
Dates and Location:
Available dates and locations for deployments are communicated when the need for volunteers arises. Most volunteer opportunities will require travel. To receive email requests for volunteer opportunities on specific deployments, including dates and location, please complete the application process.
NFR requests that volunteers participate in at least one seven-day deployment annually.
Daily Care Volunteers travel to the destination of an NFR operation to provide shelter set-up and daily animal care support to victims of cruelty or disaster. Tasks may include feeding, cleaning, behavioral enrichment and the safe humane handling and care of animals. Daily Care Volunteers are also responsible for monitoring the general health and behavior of the animals and reporting any issues to team leaders.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and submit a completed NFR Volunteer Application in order to be considered for acceptance. Applicants are required to show proof of completion for:
- FEMA IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System
- FEMA IS-700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
- FEMA IS-10.A: Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness
- FEMA IS-11.A: Animals in Disasters: Community Planning
How to Apply:
Review the training requirements carefully before applying and be sure to submit all required documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Upon receipt of a completed application and accompanying requirements, you will receive confirmation that your information has been successfully submitted and follow up once it has been reviewed. Please allow up to two weeks for your application to be reviewed. At that time, you will receive an email informing you whether or not you have been accepted into the program. If you have any questions please email [email protected].