Disaster Relief Training - Basic
DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING IS COMPLETED FOR 2014. SEE BOTTOM OF SCREEN FOR 2015 DATES. NO REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
If you've never trained with us before, you're in the right place. It is a 2 day orientation to the Disaster Relief ministry which includes history, policies, procedures, and technical training in the field you choose.
Check-in begins at 2:30 on Friday. Classes from 4:30 - 10 p.m. We finish on Saturday by 3 p.m. If you cannot arrive for class on Friday by 5:15 p.m. please choose another date and location to participate.
3 meals (Fri. supper, Sat. breakfast and lunch). This is an OVERNIGHT training. Participants will sleep at the facility/church dormitory style, men and women separated. Bring your cot/air mattress (no doubles) and anything you need for sleeping. We do NOT provide sleep gear, only space! Showers provided.
18+. Recovery 15+ with Parent
To Register Online
Locate Region under map at the bottom of this page and click on the link.
Begin the registration process. After you submit your online registration, you will recieve an email within a few business days. Complete the background check form. Once your background check has cleared, you will be given additional instructions to complete your registration and make payment.
Participants registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Training class size is limited. Registered Volunteers will be contacted approximately 1 week before the event with exact location information.
To Register with a paper copy, click here. **Note: Before using the paper registration process, please consider the online process first. We use the online method as a way to manage volunteer participation with limited resources. In addition, the check-in process is more efficient and runs more smoothly if you register online now. If you register with a paper copy, an online profile will be created at check-in. This takes a lot longer than if you can do it before you arrive. We are more than happy to help you with the process during normal business hours - 800.395.5102x5606
Dates and Locations - 2015
(See map below) Region 1 (March 6-7), Region 3 (Mar. 20-21), Region 5 (Apr. 24-25), Region 7 (May 1-2), Region 9 (May 15-16)
Training offerings subject to change.
Disaster Relief Chaplaincy: provide spiritual and emotional care to volunteers and survivors. Skills needed: good people skills, compassion, non-judgmental, able to learn new techniques for helping people in crisis.
Communications: for amateur radio operators and IT professionals. Skills needed: Amatuer Radio License or IT network experience.
Disaster Relief Temporary Child Care: Emergency child care training. Skills needed: able to thrive in child care environment - not just survive. Must possess skills to care for children using NCBM guidance.
Mass Feeding: Learn food safety and preparation for mass feeding. Volunteers will prepare breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Skills needed: physically able to adapt to kitchen work which includes walking, twisting, and lifting. Expect to work long hours in hot and cold environments.
Medical Reserve Corps: domestic and international response. Skills needed: Must have a current NC medical license. Must be able to work long hours in adverse conditions.
Recovery (also known as Clean-up): Help homeowners clean-up personal dwellings which may include: gutting home, removing mud and personal belongings, chainsaw work, and temporary repair. Age: 15+, (15-17 w/parent). Skills needed: be in good physical shape, able to work in adverse conditions including hot and cold weather.
Shower/Laundry: Covers setup, maintenance, and use of shower/laundry units. Skills needed: be able to sort, load, wash, and fold clothes for other people. Must be in good physical shape to work in hot and cold conditions.
Cost for Basic Training
$45 (2014), includes training manual, hat, shirt, id badge, mirror hanger and 3 meals. NON-REFUNDABLE. Credit Card/Checks accepted.
Note: The training is designed to be as realistic as possible. Flexibility is key to having a good experience. Please do not register for this training if you cannot stay for the entire event.
Location/Online Registration Information
Following are the dates and regional locations for the 2015 Disaster Relief Training season. We intentionally leave out exact locations in order to demonstrate that disaster response requires patience, and flexibility. However, in order to help you plan transportation times, we have listed the county. This information should help you in preparing.
Use the Regional Map to help locate the closest training, then click on the corresponding link at the bottom of the page. You can attend ANY regional event.
View Larger Regional Map
Register online by clicking on the training location you wish to attend (below)
March 6-7, 2015
March 20-21, 2015
New Hanover County
April 24-25, 2015
May 1-2, 2015
May 15-16, 2015