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Disaster Relief Training – June 12, 2021

June 12, 2021@9:00 am-3:30 pm


June 12, 2021
9:00 am-3:30 pm


Calvary Baptist Church
206 East Courtland Place
Bel Air, MD 21014
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This training is designed for those interested in becoming Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers. It’s also intended for current volunteers interested in refreshing their skills or renewing their Disaster Relief ID badges.

4 Training Classes Offered

  • Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief

This class is required for all new volunteers. The 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.

  • Feeding Team

This class will provide an overview of mass care feeding, whether using a church kitchen to prepare meals to support volunteers responding to a disaster or using a kitchen trailer unit to prepare meals for the impacted community. Emphasis will be given to operating procedures and food safety. This class will include classroom and hands-on kitchen work as well as online videos to be viewed prior to training day.

  • Recovery Team

This class will overview the work of the flood recovery and chainsaw teams beginning with the assessment process for what we do when we arrive on site to when we depart with emphasis given to safety. The Recovery 1 trailer will be available to review the equipment used. Although this is a physical ministry, many tasks do not require physical strength.

  • Recovery Administration Team

This class is an overview of what happens behind the scenes during a deployment. We will discuss methods and tools for managing job requests, camp operations (including housing, meals and other support items), dealing with people (both the customer and our volunteers) and the general mechanics of running a smooth operation. If available, students may find it useful to have a smart phone, tablet, or laptop with them.

Training Day Details

Lunch will be provided.

Cost includes materials and lunch.

You will select 3 classes to attend during registration.

All NEW DR Volunteers and volunteers who have been inactive for several years must select Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief as one of their choices.

Due to safety restrictions related to Covid-19, space is limited.  No walk-ins, pre-registrations only.


For Questions Contact:
Event Questions: Ellen Udovich [email protected] 
Registration Questions: Demetra Bennett [email protected]


See Registration Ticket Type Selections Below: 

$30 for new volunteers (includes background check, DR hat and ID badge)
Select NEW DR VOLUNTEER Ticket Type

$20 for returning volunteers who need to renew their badge (Note: 3-year exp. date is on the front of your badge)

Free for returning volunteers with current badge.