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Volunteering

Volunteer & ALERT Membership

If you want to come on as a Volunteer with ALERT, download, print and fill out our Volunteer & membership form.

On this form, you should include your skill set or add a page if necessary.

Once this form is received by us either by email, you will be personally notified when and where the next training is, and notified of monthly meetings in the area nearest you.

If you have a large enough group of people interested in training, we will set up a training course date in your area.

What We Need

1

Volunteer

If you want to come on as a Volunteer with ALERT please fill out our Volunteer Registration Form.  

On this form, you should include your skill set or add a page if necessary.

Once we have received this form by email, you will be notified when and where the next training is, and also informed of monthly meetings.

2

Foster

If you want to provide a safe place for animals in a disaster please fill out our Foster Form.

 

Once that form has been sent to us in an email, we will schedule a home visit with you as part of the application process.

 

3

Hauling

If you want to haul for us during disasters, please complete our ALERT Volunteer Hauler Form.

Once we have received the filled out form in an email, we will schedule a home visit with you as part of the application process.

Volunteer Training

1

Intro to Emergency Pet Services

Once called ‘We’re Family, Too’ this is an introductory course explaining and working through the administrative part of emergency animal rescue procedure and protocol when a disaster strikes or when emergencies happen.

You don’t have to be an existing registered ALERT volunteer in order to be able to take this course. Some people take the course first and then decide to become a volunteer.

If you are interested in setting up a training date, please contact us at info@alertcanada.org.

2

Intro to Emerency Social Services

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The Introduction to Emergency Social Services (ESS) Modules 1 & 2 course is available throughout the year, either online or through correspondence. This course is offered through the Justice Institute of BC (www.jibc.ca).

This is a free course and is open to the public for anyone to take.

 

View course info on the JIBC web site.

 

3

Emergency Registration Forms & Referrals

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Our local Emergency Support Services providers offer training on how to fill out their Registration Forms and Referrals Forms (the “people” forms) several times throughout the year.

Registration and Referrals describes the process for registering evacuees and for providing them with referrals for food, clothing, and lodging.

This course also covers basic interviewing skills. The course includes completion of the ESS File (Registration and Service Record) and Referral forms.

This is a free course and is open to the public for anyone to take.

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Additional Training

ALERT volunteers also participate in additional training to increase their skills for specific response situations.

This may include:

  • working with dogs and cats

  • handling specific livestock

  • animal First Aid

  • bio hazard awareness

  • mortality

  • compassion fatigue

  • oxygen administration

Fostering

From cats and dogs to hamsters, parrots and horses, ALERT needs foster homes for evacuated animals during emergencies and disasters.

If your family or business can help by fostering animals during disasters and emergencies, please complete the paperwork (download link below) and submit to ALERT at info@alertcanada.org.

You will be contacted by a volunteer with our Logistics team who will arrange a home visit to discuss fostering arrangements with you. That can include (depending on what type of fostering you are applying for):

  • noting whether you have a secure fenced yard for a dog,

  • a safe and quiet room for a kitty,

  • a paddock or pasture for a horse with shelter or

  • an appropriate aquarium for a specific species of fish

 

By visiting with you and your family, we can provide a better match for you and the evacuated animals in our care. We will also:

  • review emergency procedures for you to follow and

  • go over protocol for fostering

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