Training events are offered across the Commonwealth; so, if a particular date does not work for you, there is another training within a couple hours drive.
Untrained volunteers that can respond with their church to needs in their community. Churches are encouraged to develop a response plan to best use their members in an effective and safe manner. Ready Church consults can assist a church in developing a plan. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Non-credentialed volunteers that have completed online training in safety and basic Disaster Relief. They are able to respond after initial surge of credentialed volunteers and when authorized by State Director. They will be integrated into disaster relief teams with credentialed volunteers and leaders. They will be limited to specific tasks.
Volunteers that have completed the Introduction to Disaster Relief, unit-specific trainings and are fully credentialed. These are Yellow Shirts.
Tier Three Volunteers that have International Disaster Relief training.
Training Materials | Lunch | DR Cap | DR T-Shirt | DR Identification Card
Criminal Background Screening (Required for DR Service)
Training Materials | Lunch | DR Identification Card | DR Background Screening
You are required to complete a portion of the DR training online! “Introduction to Disaster Relief” needs to be completed prior to attending our in-class portion of training. There are 10 sessions (each no longer than 20 minutes). After completing your online sessions, you will attend a Saturday session (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). The classroom sessions will focus on unit training. There will be three classes to choose from, and you can attend one (minimum), two or all three. The classes are; Chainsaw Operator (classroom only), Feeding Unit or Spiritual Care Provider. Each class will last about 2 hours. There will be one session before lunch and two after. During lunch there will be a short class on damage assessment. If you choose to attend just one class, after lunch you will be free to go. Please bring your online course proof of completion to the training event (the certificate can be printed upon completion).
To access online training, click below. Use coupon code SBCVDR2019 for the training to be free.
Indian River Baptist Church
1600 Laurel Ave, Chesapeake, VA 23325
Christiansburg Baptist Church
2895 Roanoke St, Christiansburg, VA 24073
First Baptist Church, Charlottesville
735 Park St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Onley Baptist Church
25501 W Main St, Onley, VA 23418