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, Medical, Vaccination And First Aid Skills
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER - ACO Skills, Certification
◄ VIEW THIS VIDEO ABOUT KC-DART & TRAININGvolunteer 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.
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:
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.
● Federal 501c3 under U.S. IRS ruling, Public Charity Status: 170b1Avi
● Tax Employee Identification Number (EIN) available upon request
● Nonprofit Certificate of Incorporation, Charter: N00071626