How to Volunteer
How to Join
The best way to join is to start by getting on our wait list. We review the list quarterly or as needed. We will contact you to gauge your interest and set up an orientation meeting. Please understand that you will need to meet the minimum requirements for you and your dog, and you will need to attend a minimum of 3 workouts without dog before beginning training in earnest.* The process for training to become a Ready Searcher can take 2 - 4 years to complete. Once you meet operational requirements you may be selected to go on missions as support (no dog) prior to being a Ready Searcher.
* Depending on the situation and our assessment of you and your dog, your evaluation period may be extended, or terminated at the discretion of the Onboarding or Training Committees, or the Board