We will be holding a 2 day Orientation Workshop for new and perspective Volunteers to the Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia at Homeward Bound City Pound on April 14th and 15th, 2012. The course is limited to 15 people and Registered Members or Members who have applied will be given preference over the public. If you want to become a member you can go to I Want to Help. There you'll find the Membership Application, Code of Conduct and if you live in HRM a Criminal Back ground Check form.
Topics covered, an Overview of our Organization, Dog handling 101, cat Handling 101, Shelter intake 101.
No charge for Members or Applicants. $10.00 for non-members
Registration to attend is required. Here is the registration link:DARTNS ORIENTATION.pdf
The Disaster Animal Response Team is a volunteer based, not for profit society, working under in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, to set up and run emergency shelters and reception centres for animals affected by man-made and natural disasters.
We partner and work with other like-minded organizations to insure animal needs are met during emergencies. We also have the ability to work in animal seizure shelters under the direction of the local responding animal shelter's Incident Commander.
We are currently seeking volunteer personnel, with an interest in being part of our organization. We require both responding and non-responding members who would be able to respond during an emergency situation or offer their expertise behind the scenes (such as an administration only type of role).
As a member of this dynamic team, you will be expected to attend training as well as complete mandatory courses throughout the year – a list of all of our training and courses can be found on our website. Monthly meetings are held but are not mandatory (teleconference and Skype are available).
For more information or to fill out a membership application, please contact our Volunteer Director Margie Garland at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note we do require a clean criminal record check as a prerequisite to becoming a responding member.
If you have the desire to help animals in need, give something back to your community and enhance your career possibilities, we have a role for you in our organization!