The North Bay Stand Down is a three-day encampment intended to assist homeless and/or at-risk Veterans and their family members and takes place November 14, 15, 16, 2017. You are considered a “Volunteer” or “Volunteer Service Provider”, not a “Veteran” and are not eligible to stay in the tents (except for Tent Leaders), receive clothing, receive Legal or Court Services or ride the buses to or from the event. You MUST check in at the Volunteer tent upon arrival and departure so that we can track who is onsite and give you your Volunteer T-Shirt and Certificate. Please visit and socialize with our Veterans before checking out to go home.
If you are attending stand down as a participant veteran, you CANNOT also be a volunteer. You will be given the opportunity to perform community service hours if you desire. Volunteers ARE NOT PERMITTED to take advantage of the services afforded to veteran attendees.
We need many volunteers to help set up on Monday, November 13th and then many more during the Stand Down as well as the final clean-up on Friday, November 17th, to make this event a success. Because of the location of the North Bay Stand Down and its proximity to a school, if you are required to register as a sex offender (Penal Code Section 290) you WILL NOT be able to volunteer at the stand down.
It is important that you complete the appropriate form (VOLUNTEER or SERVICE PROVIDER). Service providers are volunteers who work directly with the veterans, such as VA Medical, Dental, Mental Health, Shelter/Housing Providers, Court Personnel and Legal volunteers, etc.
Choose one of the following:
(Volunteers = Clean-Up, Clothing, Encampment, Kitchen, Sanitation, Security, Set-Up, Shower, Tear Down, Tent Leaders/Assistants,
Veteran Escort/Greeters, Veteran Registration, Volunteer Check In/Check Out, Water Station)
The Dixon Fairgrounds is located at 655 South First Street, Dixon, CA 95620. Parking is available across the street from the Dixon Fairgrounds. Disabled parking is available through Gate D. You will enter through the front gate or Gate D and sign in at the Volunteer Booth in the center of the Dixon Fairgrounds. Everyone needs to enter through this booth, get signed in, sign paperwork, get a badge and a T-Shirt. You will also need to sign out at the end of your service for security reasons. Please wear CLOSED toed shoes for safety reasons. NO DOGS ALLOWED!