Volunteer Connection  

Bakersfield - Stand Down on Thursday, October 10, 2019


California Veterans Assistance Foundation (CVAF)  will be hosting the 21st  Annual Kern County Veteran Stand Down on Thursday, October 10th, 2019.

The event will be held at Stramler Park, 3805 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield.

The Stand Down is a safe retreat for all veterans, including homeless veterans, to receive supportive services to renew their spirit, health, and overall sense of well being. The program is successful because it brings these services to one location, making them more accessible to Kern County's homeless veterans.


We need your help! We need volunteers the day before (10/09/2019) from 1 pm to 5 pm to assist with set up in addition to our volunteer needs the day of (10/10/2019) from 6 am to 6 pm. Any amount of your personal time will be appreciated. Please specify the date(s) you are willing to volunteer as well as the start and end times for each day.  

Volunteers are needed on 10/09/2019 for:

  • Site set up
  • Clothing sorting

Volunteers are needed on 10/10/2019 for:

  • Registration
  • Clothing department
  • In the park to help guide and serve our veterans
  • Clean up from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • And more…………

If you have friends or family members who wish to help us, do not hesitate to give them our contact information. 

Last year the Stand Down was a great success due to the amazing job of over 100 volunteers. Over 400 Veterans attended the Stand Down last year

If you need more information, please contact Natalee Garrett via email natalee.garrett@kernmedical.com or by phone (661) 331-1121 or Veronique Royer via email veronique.royer@redcross.org or by phone (661) 335-1035.

Thank you for your support!



Registration Form

YOU MUST be 18 or over

Volunteer Information

Emergency Contact Information



Agreement and Signature

  • I certify that the information provided is true and complete.
  • I understand that volunteers are unpaid.
  • I have received training and I understand that I am expected to abide by the policies, rules, guidelines and procedures discussed in the volunteer manual.

Insurance Acknowledgement

I, the undersigned Volunteer acknowledge that my personal medical/automobile insurance is primary.  If any medical diagnosis, treatment or hospital care is deemed advisable by or administered by a duly licensed physician in the event of an emergency or injury while volunteering for CVAF and such help becomes necessary my primary insurance will be utilized.  By signing, I acknowledge that my activities on behalf of CVAF are strictly voluntary and that I have no expectation of payment for my services, or of future employment.

Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to us.  The information you provide when register with CVAF will only be shred with our insurance company as it pertains to our policy. 

Photo Release

I give my permission to CVAF, to use any photo, video, Facebook or likeness of me for promotional products and service.   I will receive no compensation for use of my likeness


If you have RSVP'd and cannot attend the event for any reason please contact Natalee Garrett via email natalee.garrett@kernmedical.com or by phone (661) 331-1121 or Veronique Royer via email veronique.royer@redcross.org or by phone (661) 335-1035. as soon as possible.


Thank you so much for your submission! We look forward to seeing you at the event on Thursday, October 10th!