- Are not required to have a military/first responder background, only a desire to serve and help others.
- Assist with SDIA National Office and Chapter/Team activities and events (charity events, holiday pack-outs, disaster response efforts, etc.) as much as possible.
- Appreciate that SDIA is their organization. Volunteers will only get out of SDIA what they are willing to put into it.
- Follow National Office recommendations and/or requirements pertaining to safety and disaster training as needed.
- Participate in formal National/Chapter/Team meetings and/or motivational/team-building events as often as time and proximity allows.
- Participate in disaster response missions, mission support, assisting Sheep Dogs in need, fundraising, all of the “above” or a mix there of, as time permits.
- Does not pay dues.
- Have the opportunity to give back to your community, country, and self.
- The opportunity for potential SDIA Membership through our Honorary Sheep Dog program.
- Sheep Dog shield t-shirt when you volunteer at/during your first event or mission.
- Receive SDIA Volunteer Member Only benefits:
- 10% off gear & apparel on the www.SDIATactical.com site, featuring items from 5.11 Tactical, ESS, SOG, Propper, Mechanix Wear, Drago, & more.
- Access to Outdoor Adventures, including adventure races, private shooting ranges, sporting events, camping trips, boating, and more.
- Special Training sessions – CPR, Basic and Advanced first aid, Chainsaw safety, SAR, Scuba, Marksmanship, Rappelling, and more.
- Newsletters with special discounts and opportunities.
- Access to Annual SDIA Conference meetings in places like Washington, DC and Las Vegas.
We fully appreciate the fact that everyone is ultimately a volunteer, with full-time jobs, families, etc. We only ask that Members and Volunteers do their best to attend meetings and support SDIA missions when and where possible. This is your organization and we encourage you to make the most of it. As the old saying goes, “you only get out of something, what you are willing to put into it.” This organization cannot successfully function without everyone contributing to some extent.