Volunteer

Looking to Serve?

Are you a "hands-on" type person who loves helping others? If you are interested in finding a way to serve the Lord On Mission, Arizona Southern Baptist Disaster Relief might be a ministry that could fill that desire. Helping prepare meals for hurricane survivors, removing flood-damaged walls and flooring from homes, manning a shower/laundry unit serving Disaster Relief volunteers or first responders and praying with homeowners while assessing the level of damage to their home are all examples of ways volunteers can be On Mission with Disaster Relief.

Individuals who are active members of a local Southern Baptist Church, in good physical condition and at least 18 years of age may attend training and join our Disaster Relief team. When a request for assistance comes to Arizona Disaster Relief, individual team members will be contacted to check on their availability for deployment.

How To Begin

Here are the steps to follow to become a volunteer with Arizona Disaster Relief

  • Complete The Arizona Disaster Relief Volunteer Information Form
  • You will receive a link to pay ($10.00) for the online course "Involving Southern Baptists in Disaster Relief."  This is our introductory class, and is required for all volunteers. The class is made up of 4 videos and a quiz. Questions for the quiz come from the videos, as well as the downloadable training materials.
  • After taking the Intro class, we will contact you and send you a link to complete your background check (required for all volunteers).
  • Once you have completed the above steps you will be able to purchase a cap and shirts.
  • Look for opportunities to do advanced training to be equipped to serve with one of our Arizona Disaster Relief Teams. Class descriptions are found below.
  • Encourage other individuals from your church to serve with you in Arizona Disaster Relief.

Advanced Training

Feeding/Safe Food

Our most popular and often most needed call out following a disaster.

In this course learn about feeding operations to ensure the safe storage, handling, preparation and distribution of food to disaster victims and workers. Nothing in the manual is to be construed as overriding state and local laws and regulations, nor are the guidelines designed to replace appropriate procedures currently being used in state disaster relief training.

Chainsaw

Chainsaw Safety provides a brief overview of the safe operation of a chainsaw team. As with any equipment, the operator should seek to gain as much knowledge and skill as possible about operating a chainsaw. Operating a saw at home is much different than around a team of people. Safety is critical for the safe operation of all involved.

Recovery

This course teaches safety and work procedures in home clean-up after a flood/hurricane or fire.

Shower/Laundry

Shower/Laundry training gives an overview of the procedures that we have in place to provide clean showers and laundry for disaster survivors as well as volunteers aiding in the disaster response. This course is also an orientation to the equipment we have in providing these services.

Driver

Driver Training is required for everyone who transports people or equipment in a call out. It equips our volunteers to care for and transport equipment safely and efficiently.

Damage Assessment

Damage assessors visit homes affected by disasters and make first contact with the homeowner(s). They make notes about the needs of the location, minister to the families, assess damage, complete the property owners request for assistance assessment form and report back their findings.

Chaplaincy

*Two-day training, You must hold a current DR badge to attend.

Chaplains provide spiritual care to those affected by a disaster which includes, but not limited to, survivors, family members and our own volunteers.

Training Opportunities

Chaplaincy Training

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Date and Time:

January 13th: 6:00pm-10:00pm

January 14th: 8:30am-5:00pm

 

Location:

Arizona Mission Network Office

12801 N. 28th Dr. Suite 6

Phoenix, AZ 85029

 

Course Description:

Participating in the AZ SBC Chaplain Manual Training will provide you the foundational training which helps to equip you to fulfil the role of chaplain or spiritual care provider on a disaster. Knowing “how to pray” helps. But it isn’t enough. Chaplains need to learn about the physiological and psychological stress that many people experience in crisis and learn how to mitigate that destress. You will learn how to help people cope during the aftermath of bad news, civil unrest, homicides, terrorism, and other emergencies, which is one of the most import tasks for the chaplain. Following training you will be informed about facilitating adaptive functioning and providing access to more appropriate care.

What You'll Learn

  • Uniqueness of chaplain ministry in Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
  • Broad overview of disasters, phases of disasters, phases of emergency management
  • Human needs and human development – why we do what we do
  • Distress as the trauma response
  • Story listening as an art form
  • Suicide response in emergencies
  • Comforting grief after losses of many kinds
  • Ministering in cultural and religious diversity
  • Applying spiritual first aid
  • Spiritual care in action
  • Crisis care for the caregiver
  • Laws, accountability, and boundaries for the chaplain
  • National expectations for providing spiritual care in context
  • Applying spiritual first aid
  • Spiritual care in action
  • Crisis care for the caregiver
  • Laws, accountability, and boundaries for the chaplain
  • National expectations for providing spiritual care in context

Statewide Training

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Friday, February 3, 2023

CalvaryPHX
12612 North Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85029

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Involving Southern Baptists In Disaster Relief

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023

CalvaryPHX
12612 North Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85029

8:00-10:00

Feeding
Recovery
Driver

10:15-12:15

Feeding (continued)
Recovery
Chainsaw

12:15-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00

Feeding (continued)
Shower
Driver