Upcoming Trainings

Northern Region:

DATE: April 4-6, 2024

Location: Cornerstone Baptist Church

1200 Cornerstone Dr. Windsor

Chaplain Training

Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(Attendance both days required)

Cost: $30 (includes manual and lunch)

* * * * * * *

CBDR Training

(Friday evening) 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

“Introducing Southern Baptist in Disaster Relief” Required class for all volunteers

(Saturday) 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

(includes: CBDR shirt, hat, lunch, background check/credential)

Half Day Sessions (choose 2)


* IMT (Incident Management, Command Unit)

* Chainsaw

* Disaster Assistance Center (DAC)

* Shower/Laundry

All Day Sessions (choose 1)

* Feeding (QR Quick Recovery Unit)

* Driving (requirements for driving/pulling CBDR units)

Cost: $35 (includes – CBDR shirt, hat background check/credential and lunch)

Several of our CBDR units will be on site for “Hands on Training”

Central Region:

Location: Arapahoe Road Baptist Church

780 E. Arapahoe Rd. Centennial

DATE: May 16-18

Chaplain Training May 16 -17

(Schedule same as above)

Cost: $30 (includes manual and lunch)

CBDR Training (Fri evening) 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

“Introducing Southern Baptist in Disaster Relief” Required class for all volunteers

(Saturday) 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

(includes: CBDR shirt, hat, lunch and background check/credential)

(Schedule same as above)

Southern Region:




DATE: June 7-8

Location: Glenrock First Southern Baptist Chapel

485 E. Birch St. Glenrock, WY

Google Map

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • An active attender of an Southern Baptist Church

  • Be credentialed every 3 years (see below)
  • Have a completed current year Personal/Medical Information packet on file with CBDR

  • Show proof of Health Insurance card at deployment

Colorado Volunteer Info

Colorado Baptist Disaster Relief
Em: DBelz@coloradobaptists.org
Ph: 303-771-2480 Please leave message if no answer

Wyoming Volunteer Info

Trainings Offered for Disaster Relief Volunteers

Disaster Relief efforts are only made possible through the generosity of the people that donate their time, energy, skill, talent and resources.

The following list represents opportunities for you to partner with Disaster Relief:
  • Chainsaw Training
    This training covers the use and safety requirements for using a chainsaw during a disaster operation, maintenance of the saw and brush/limb pulling and cutting techniques. This will be class and “hands on” training. (Must have steel toe boots)

  • Chaplaincy Intro
    This is the first stage of training for chaplaincy. You will learn about different types of chaplaincy, uniqueness, reason for chaplains in disaster, spiritual care along with other ministry tasks.

  • Clean Up & Recovery
    The objective of a cleanup and recovery team is to assist in the initial clean up after a disaster. The further objective is to assist individuals and churches in the recovery from the effects of a disaster. This may include Flood Mud-out/debris removal, Fire Ash-out/debris removal, temporary repairs, cleaning and ultimate repairs to restore individuals and churches to normal life.

  • Disaster Assistance Center (DAC)
    This is the first contact that we will have with the victims of the disaster. Good communication and listening skills are a must. Learn how to set up and assist at a DAC, how to use CBDR information forms along with how to be sensitive to victims’ needs.

  • Assessment
    This is the stage of work that is done before actual clean-up action begins. The purpose of this is to assess the damage and consider how we as CBDR are able to assist with the work to be done. (Note: we are not doing the assessment for the insurance company). The assessment team is made up of at least 3 members (lead assessor, chaplain and person to complete assessment forms). This may be the first time the homeowner has seen their property after the disaster.

  • Driving Requirements
    Using CBDR vehicles and trailers, you will learn safety inspection procedures for vehicles, driving requirements and DOT requirements for our vehicles. Road test must be taken and driving record reviewed.

  • Mass Feeding
    The primary mission of a mass feeding team is to feed and serve victims and relief workers during a disaster. A warm meal and cup of water in Jesus’ name may be the seed to the salvation of a soul. Training will provide guidance and information for disaster relief volunteers engaged in feeding operations to ensure that safe storage, handling, preparation and distribution of food to disaster clients and workers. (This is a 5 hour class)

  • Shower/Laundry
    To provide shower and laundry units capable of meeting needs of relief workers and others as needed. How to fulfill needs in a clean and sanitary environment. How to position a unit in an ample space, prepare unit for operation, prepare safe environment, prepare proper connections for propane gas use, and how to staff units for possible 24 hour operation.

  • Command Center Admin
    This area is set up either in a church, community building or our mobile command unit. It is a complex area where all details for planning and operations take place including putting together our daily work assignments, PIO contacts, agency and Formstack reports. You will learn the proper way to do the procedures, keep track of all volunteers and equipment throughout a deployment.

Upcoming Training

Training Schedule

  • Friday
    5:30pm – CBDR Registration
    6:00-9:00pm – Involving So. Baptists in DR (required every 3 yrs)

  • Saturday
    7:45am – CBDR Registration
    8:30am-4:30pm – CBDR Training Units
    Lunch Provided


  • First Time Attendees: $35
  • Re-Credentialing: $15
  • Unit Refresh: $10

Training Units

Friday Only (required every 3 yrs.)

  • Involving So. Baptists in DR

Half-Day Units Saturday
(morning & afternoon)

  • Assessment
  • Shower/Laundry
  • Recovery/Mud-out
  • Recovery/Ash-out
  • Command Center Admin.
  • Disaster Assistant Center (DAC) and Intro to Disaster Relief Chaplaincy

  • Safety Requirements (for trained Mud & Ash Out volunteers ONLY)

All Day Units Saturday

  • Mass Feeding
  • Driving
  • Chainsaw (when available)

Training Checklist

  • Picture ID (i.e. Colorado Driver’s License, etc.)

  • Proof of online payment OR check/cash (Note: we can NOT accept credit cards at training)

  • Notepad and pen (optional)

  • hat and suntan lotion for outside trainings is recommended
  • You must wear hard-soled, closed-toe shoes-NO sandals-there will be field training
  • Work boots are needed for Chainsaw training (not offered at all trainings).


  • Completed DR Packet: download near the top of this page and please print and bring with you to training. This will shorten your time at the registration desk.

  • New volunteers and those needing to re-credential, fill out the full downloadable packet.
  • If you are current on your credentials and are coming to refresh or add units, fill out the “adding units” form at check-in.

…we endure everything so that we will not hinder the gospel of Christ…To the weak I became weak, in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that I may by every possible means save some.

1 Corinthians 9:12c, 22