How to Volunteer
How to Join
The best way to join is to start by getting on our wait list. We review the list on an ongoing basis, as needed. We will contact you to gauge your interest at the time we are ready to schedule an orientation meeting. Currently this is happening on a quarterly basis.
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. - you will receive notice indicating when you can bring your dog to be assessed.*
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 becoming a fully deployable Ready Searcher with K9.
* 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.