'The translation of the feelings we have of compassion
must be translated into something more,
into the wider world, into action.'
Rabbi Jackie Tabick
Volunteer As volunteers, we are as diverse as the people who make up America’s communities. And yet very specifically, we are individuals who have a heart of service to our community.
We are an all-volunteer network of small teams in communities across the United States, who understand the ethos of our own communities, and at the same time, who leverage the strength and support of a national organization.
What we look for in a volunteer is someone who’s thoughtful, skillful, resilient and enjoyable to work with. Each person we volunteer with is someone we see ourselves working alongside for the long run.
If you want to help us help those who are hurting, we’d love to hear from you.
Respond As responders, we volunteer because we know we have the capacity to make a difference, to relieve suffering, to aid in recovery, and to help people.
We volunteer because we each hold a deep personal commitment to help others. Consider becoming a force for good in your community by responding to those who are hurting, and those who serve.
Train with us, with or without a canine partner, to develop the skills that make a difference for someone in crisis.
If you have a heart of service, NATIONAL Crisis Response Canines will help you develop the special skills, teamwork, temperament, stress management and field experience required to work in the complex physical environments of disasters, and to safely interact with people experiencing intense emotions in the aftermath of crisis.
'First response psychological intervention
…is the power of the golden hour that
can reframe the trauma and establish a new narrative.'
Mentor and Support NATIONAL instructors, mental health professionals, chaplains and mentors are also volunteers and do so on our own time and at our own costs.
As instructors and mentors, we are passionate about helping other volunteers learn how to help families and individuals in times of crisis, and how to prepare to be responders in their own communities.
As mental health professionals and chaplains, we offer the psychological support and respite our responders need in order to continue to work safely and effectively.
Instructors If you’re interested in teaching others how to help those who are hurting, we invite you to 'Join the Conversation' to see how your experience and skills can be used for the greater good.
'Do your little bit of good wherever you are.
It's those little bits of good put together
that overwhelm the world.''
Logistics and Planning If you’re interested in coordinating requirements and resources to expedite our ability to respond to those who are hurting, we invite you to 'Join the Conversation' to see how your experience and skills can be used for the greater good.
Support Staff If you’re interested in providing the critical staff support we need to serve those who are hurting, we invite you to 'Join the Conversation' to see how your experience and skills can be used for the greater good.
Join the Conversation If you’re interested in responding to those who are hurting, we invite you to Join the Conversation to see how your experience and skills can be used for the greater good.
Join the Conversation is an informal conversation with a certified crisis responder, a responder in-training, and folks like yourself who have questions about whether this work is right for them.
Please let us know if you’d like to Join the Conversation by simply submitting the Contact Us form. We’ll get back to you promptly with more info about an upcoming 'Join the Conversation.