Florida Baptist Convention, Disaster Relief

Upcoming Trainings

DR Ministry understands that many want to volunteer after a disaster. We offer seven regional trainings to credential volunteers every spring to prepare for Hurricane Season. Click HERE for dates and locations.

The Florida Baptist Convention requires a background check for all credentialed volunteers. Complete a

background check.

Have questions? Email us.

Trained Volunteer

Become a Credentialed Volunteer

DR Ministry understands that many want to volunteer after a disaster. We offer trainings to credential volunteers every spring to prepare for Hurricane Season.

Steps to Become a Credentialed Volunteer
  1. Complete a background check. The Florida Baptist Convention requires a background check for all credentialed volunteers.
  2. Attend a Regional Training for selected Ministry Area.
  3. We identify and notify you with site info where you can serve.
  4. Let’s serve!

Have questions? Email us.

Ministry Areas

Need to find an area of service?

DR has many ministry areas to serve. Everyone should be able to find a ministry that fits their physical capabilities.

Cross training is another way you can help DR. Once you have been trained in one ministry and become interested in another all you need to do is attend another training event. Cross training is helpful when a specific ministry area is not called out to a disaster but more people are needed in another ministry area.

You must be a credentialed volunteer to be a part of these and any ministry of FLDR.

Feeding – Meet the physical and spiritual needs of those impacted by a disaster through preparing up to 40,000 meals per day.

Clean Up & Recovery – Provide hope to others while engaging in temporary roofing, chainsaw crews, yard clean up, and flood recovery.

Emergency Repsonse Team – Provide safety/security to responding volunteers and local communities while onsite.

Temporary Child Care – Care for children in the aftermath of a disaster.

Emotional & Spiritual Care – Comfort and encourage all who are affected by a disaster.

Chaplaincy – Click here for more information on the requirements for becoming a Disaster Relief Chaplain.

Administrative Support – Serve in a clerical support role by compiling reports, tracking volunteers and job information, while offering compassion to those in need.

Logistical Support – Move all the equipment and supplies: before, during, and after as well as keep it running.

Have questions? Email us.

Day Volunteer

Want to volunteer but not trained?

Our Disaster Relief (DR) Ministry understands that many want to volunteer after a disaster. We normally train and credential volunteers in advance. However, there’s an option for Individuals and Church Groups who want to be activated quickly to assist in cleanup and recovery.

Steps to Become a Day Volunteer
  1. You or your church contacts us for partnership.
  2. Download PDF forms: DR Day Volunteer Forms.
  3. You or your church completes Group Form (link above) and email it to us.
  4. We identify and notify you with site info where you’ll serve.
  5. Onsite Command will be notified of your arrival.
  6. You must bring completed roster form PLUS signed hold-harmless forms.
  7. Let’s serve!

Have questions? Email us.

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