National Field Response Responder

how you can help

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.

Time Commitment:

NFR requests that volunteers participate in at least one seven-day deployment annually.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

Volunteers travel to the destination of an operation to provide shelter set-up, clean 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. Qualified volunteers may be tasked with different veterinary, logistic or specialty duties. While deployed, NFR volunteers are also responsible for monitoring the general health and behavior of animals and reporting any issues to team leaders.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and submit a completed NFR Volunteer Application to be considered for acceptance. To be eligible for field deployment, applicants are required to show proof of completion for:

*Certain volunteer roles may require proof of additional training/certification

How to Join:

Review requirements carefully and be sure to submit all required documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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]