Hello DR Volunteers!
There will be a DR basic training in Damascus, MD on June 1.
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM
Location: Tri-County Baptist Church, 7821 Damascus Rd, Damascus, MD 20872
Cost: (includes lunch and materials)
$30.00 for new volunteers and returning volunteers who need a new badge
Free for returning volunteers who do not need a new badge
(We can accept cash or checks at the door)
To register: New volunteers must create a volunteer profile on the DR database then register. Returning volunteers must register through their profile on the DR database. The DR database can be found by clicking here.
If you have difficulty registering, please email Ellen Udovich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
Required for all new volunteers. This class will give an overview of the work of Disaster Relief and ministry with disaster survivors. We will also cover what to expect on a disaster response, what to bring, etc.
Flood Recovery and Chainsaw Teams
This class will overview the work of the recovery team: flood recovery, chainsaw and temporary repairs with emphasis given to safety. The primary area of focus will be flood recovery. Although this is a physical ministry, many recovery tasks in the field do not require great physical strength.
In this class you will learn the processes that are followed in preparing, serving and cleaning up meals served out of a mobile kitchen or church kitchen. Emphasis will be placed on food safety. The class will prepare and serve lunch as if this were an actual disaster response.
While registering, please indicate which classes you would like to take. New volunteers are required to complete two classes in order to receive their badge—one of these must be Introduction to Disaster Relief, even if you watched the online overview video.
There will be more upcoming trainings if you are not able to make it to this one. The next confirmed general training date will be Saturday, October 12 in Huntingtown, MD. Please share this information with those that may be interested in serving as a DR volunteer.