Volunteer WE COUNT ON YOU AFTER DISASTERS HELP THE RECOVERY EFFORTS FROM HURRICANE HARVEY IN TEXAS Learn More SEE STORIES OF IMPACT SHOWING UP CHANGED THIS SOUTH CAROLINA FAMILY Joshua Dorsey reflects on the impact Disaster Response had on his family after the floods there. Watch Video WHY WE SERVE Disasters can happen anywhere at any time. Disaster Response exists to provide the greatest service and impact to survivors and communities in need, no matter where. Simply put, we help people on their worst days. DISASTER RESPONSE IS BUILT TO SERVE. WHAT ARE YOU BUILT FOR? VOLUNTEER NOW VOLUNTEER TRAINING View our specialized training below. TRAINING CALENDAR VOLUNTEER NOW TRAINING CALENDAR VOLUNTEER NOW Introduction to Virginia Baptist Disaster Response Introduction to Virginia Baptist Disaster Response provides and overview of why we respond to disasters, how we organize and operate our responses, and what we do to help communities affected by disaster. LEARN MORE SIGN UP Clean Up Training: Level 1 Cleanup teams ensure homeowners have a safe, clean home after damage from a disaster. When homes are flooded, wind damaged, or affected by fire, teams clean up so homeowners will be ready to rebuild when the time comes. Using best practices in chain saw, muckout, mold remediation, ash out, and temporary roof repair, cleanup volunteers get down and dirty to make sure homeowners don’t. LEARN MORE SIGN UP Clean Up Hot showers, clean laundry, purified water, and charged mobile devices help everyone after a disaster. Whether serving volunteer teams or providing services to disaster survivors, our support units stay busy. Crisis Care Disaster survivors are shaken to their core, and our Crisis Care Team provides support to survivors through conversation, care, and concern. The Crisis Care Team operates in accordance with the National VOAD Disaster Spiritual Care guidelines. Command & Communication Our command leadership and communication teams ensure every aspect of our response runs at peak efficiency. Command leadership follows Incident Command System protocol, including ICS 300/400 and training courses adapted to suit our approach to response. Our communications teams utilize the best technologies in radio, IT, and computer systems to maintain communication from the field to the command site to the Disaster Operations Center. Additional Roles Throughout our disaster response structure, we have unique needs in the field and back at home. Special skill sets include: CDL drivers, Medics, Mold remediation specialists, Chain saw specialists We routinely update this list and communicate with our volunteers about unique needs. From ensuring food is on the table to helping families recover after a disaster, engaging students and adults in short- and long-term community projects, you can join mission efforts around the world.