If you are interested in volunteering or supporting, please submit this form and we will send you an application.
There are many ways to be involved with our organization.
There are certain requirements for those who wish to participate in direct disaster response aspects, but there are also many other areas that volunteers can participate in. We are always seeking individuals who are interested in joining outreach programs, communications, public relations and many other aspects. Below you will find a brief description of the main elements of OK ACT. If you’re interested in knowing more information, we invite you to contact us anytime. New team members are welcomed on a rolling basis and training can be arranged at any time.
In order join the OK ACT Animal Teams you must meet the following requirements
· Are 18 or over
· Complete the Volunteer Application Packet
· Attend an OK ACT Team orientation meeting.
· Complete FEMA courses IS-10a, IS-11a, ICS-100, IS-111a, IS-700a, IS-800a.
· Be badged through the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (OKMRC)
· Demonstrate an understanding and agreement of OK ACT core values.
Animal Rescue Team (ART)
Those individuals who have completed required OK ACT training as outlined within the Team Guidelines, make up the Animal Rescue Team (ART). These members of ACT have been trained and badged by the OKMRC and are able to participate in full disaster preparedness classes, trainings, exercises and actual response situations. Only those certified members of ACT are allowed to take part in direct disaster response and special training. The ART operates under the guidelines of the Incident Command System (ICS) as well as National Incident Management System (NIMS) as established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Volunteer Operations Team (VOT)
This team consists of individuals who cannot, or do not wish to, participate in the active response, but who wish to be active members of the OK ACT Team. Individuals taking part on the VOT participate in limited response duties, public outreach, educational opportunities and other volunteer positions.
Supporters & Sponsors
These are individuals, organizations, or businesses that fall outside of direct OK ACT involvement who support the organization’s mission, attend public events, help in the promotion and fundraising aspects, and are involved on general participation levels, and or contribute to the operation of OK ACT. Though not directly involved in the ART or VOT, those who fall in to this category are afforded benefits of association with OK ACT.
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