kinship circle disaster response
Kinship Circle Disaster Animal Response Team activates in emergencies for animal victims. We provide skill, experience, stamina and leadership — in a spirit of cooperation to best serve animals. Responders reflect a wide range of training and credentials. The movie above, I Am Alive! Save Me, is a portal to Kinship Circle aid worldwide. Please watch and support us!
skills, knowledge, experience
- ASSESSMENT & GROUND OPERATIONS
- SEARCH AND RESCUE, ANIMAL TRANSPORT
- VETERINARY SKILLS - Veterinarian, Vet Tech, Vet Assistant, Animal Medical, Vaccination And First Aid Experience
- ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER - ACO Skills, Certification
- EMERGENCY SHELTERING - Animal Care & Handling, Admin (setup, intake, records, shelter management, etc)
- SHELTER IN PLACE - Food-Water Stations, Documentation
- ANIMAL DISASTER TRAINING - With credentialing organizations like HSUS-NDART, American Humane, UAN Redrover, Noah’s Wish, Best Friends, Animal Rescue Corps…
- CPR-AED CERTIFICATION - Plus Animal First Aid-CPR
- DOCUMENTATION - Photography, Video, Field Notes, Reports
- COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY - Communication, Wi-Fi, Information Coordination & Tracking, Spreadsheets, etc
- PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - Firefighters, EMTs, MDs, Nurses, Veterinarians, ACOs, Shelter Managers, etc
volunteers train in such areas as…
~ Search And Rescue (SAR)
~ Technical Animal Rescue (TAR)
~ Large Animal Rescue (LAR)
~ Swiftwater/Basic Water Rescue
~ Flood Rescue Boat
~ Wildland Fire Training/Fire Rescue
~ Hazardous Materials & Decontamination
~ Aggressive Animal Handling
~ Animal Cruelty Investigations
~ FEMA Coursework And Certification
~ Wildlife Rehabilitation
volunteer registration form
To volunteer as part of our disaster team, you are required to complete and submit this form. By submitting this form, you accept Kinship Circle Volunteer Terms Of Agreement.
1. CONTACT INFORMATION & ID PHOTO
FIELDS WITH ASTERISK * ARE REQUIRED.
3. DISASTER TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
List course title, name of instruction agency, year:
Examples: CPR/First Aid, Fire, Water, SAR, TAR, LAR…
4. ANIMAL DISASTER TRAINING & CERTS
List name of instruction organization and year trained:
Examples: HSUS-NDART, Americane Humane, UAN Redrover, Noah’s Wish, Best Friends, MuttShack…
5. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
List career skills that may benefit animal disaster aid:
Examples: Veterinarian/Tech, Animal Control Officer, Shelter Work, Groomer, Paramedic, Fireman, Nurse, IT…
6. ANIMAL DISASTER AID EXPERIENCE
List your past deployments and experience on the ground for animal disaster victims:
For each, type NAME/YEAR of disaster (i.e., Hurricane Katrina 2005), LOCATION, GROUP you deployed with, TASKS.
7. PHOTOGRAPHY & DOCUMENTATION
List amateur or professional experience you have in photography, videography and documentation:
We especially need volunteers who can shoot stills and video for disasters, plus other national events.
8. MORE SPECIALIZED SKILLS
Let us know additional capabilities:
- Can you bring a laptop and compile/submit field notes?
- Good at computer communication such as Wi-Fi and other Internet challenges from disaster zone?
- Adept at organizing information (food-water spreadsheets, animal records, mapping search-rescue routes…)?
- Other specialized skills?
9. TRANSPORTATION &
- VEHICLE: Tell us the type vehicle you can drive in a disaster zone. (i.e., "I can drive stick-shift, large truck, etc.")
If disaster occurs near your region, can you drive your vehicle? If yes, what type?
- SELF SUFFICIENCY: Tent, Sleeping Bag, Food, Petty Cash?
10. CURRENT VACCINATIONS
Tell us which vaccinations below you currently have.
- Hep A
- Hep B
volunteer terms of agreement
KINSHIP CIRCLE VOLUNTEER TERMS
YOU AGREE TO:
- Complete/submit disaster volunteer registration form. You can't deploy with Kinship Circle DART unless registered.
- Email photo ID of yourself to: firstname.lastname@example.org — as part of your registration in our responder network.
- Be 21 years of age with no record of felony conviction.
- Have a valid driver's license on all deployments.
- Have an international driver's license and passport overseas.
- Comply with FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) + protocols set forth by Kinship Circle and its associates.
As a responder, you represent Kinship Circle (the organization that deployed you) — regardless of how your personal volunteer expenses are paid for. Strategic decisions must be approved by the team leader (Incident Commander), at times in conjunction with Kinship Circle head officers.
Kinship Circle responders risk dismissal if they:
~ Leave the disaster deployment site without consent.
~ Become unaccountable for any reason.
~ Defy team decisions or refuse to stand down if asked.
~ Knowingly jeopardize the safety of others.
~ Disparage, slander or otherwise defame Kinship Circle.
- ACQUIRE DISASTER TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
You have read and attempted to fulfill Kinship Circle DART basic training requirements to the best of your ability:
~ REQUIRED: Basic FEMA Online Courses
~ REQUIRED: Animal Disaster Training
~ REQUIRED: CPR Certification
~ REQUIRED OVERSEAS: Vaccinations (based on medical advice)
You agree to submit information about completed courses and certification on your volunteer registration form.
Kinship Circle reserves the right to classify each volunteer by his/her level of training, skill, experience. Activities, while deployed with Kinship Circle DART, are assigned per volunteer skill level.
Volunteers are responsible for notifying Kinship Circle about new training/certifications that elevate skill level.
VOLUNTEER TERMS, CONTINUED
YOU AGREE TO:
Cover your personal deployment costs as a volunteer for a nonprofit without sustained funding* — unless partial sponsorship is individually prearranged with Kinship Circle.
KINSHIP CIRCLE PAYS FOR:
- Special-Circumstance Airfare — Based on a volunteer's skills/credentials as crucial to a deployment.
- Most Lodging — Except in the rare event Kinship Circle can't find affordable volunteer space near disaster zone.
- Overseas Team Vehicle, Gas, GPS — As needed in international deployments only.
- Emergency & Urgent-Need Ground Costs — Must be approved by Kinship Circle pre-purchase.
- Team Safety Gear In Extreme Disasters — Such as Tyveck suits, masks, goggles, Geiger Counter used in Japan radiation crisis after a mass earthquake.
YOU PAY FOR:
- Airfare and disaster-area mobility by train, bus, cab, etc — Unless partial sponsorship has been prearranged on an individual basis with Kinship Circle.
- Occasional Lodging — Only in the rare event Kinship Circle can't secure affordable space near disaster zone.
- Personal Communication Devices — Your phone bill + costs related to wireless devices, other electronics.
- Meals — Meals and personal health/safety costs.
- Personal Disaster Gear & Clothing — Protective footwear and safety-wear, eyewear, masks, bite gloves…
*Kinship Circle works on a collaborative basis with volunteers, calling upon their input as partners rather than subordinates. While we offer a far more hands-on experience — Kinship Circle has no sustained funding, and thus, no means to pay for comprehensive volunteer costs on the ground. This must be accepted prior to any deployment. Failure to comply with these terms may result in dismissal from Kinship Circle.