DR Chaplain Training - West Hills

Those interested in working in a disaster area through Southern Baptist Disaster Relief must complete an orientation training course along with at least one of the focused training classes.Volunteers meeting these requirements and completing a background check will receive a California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief identification badge, a gold DR hat and tee shirt which is recognized as the Southern Baptist uniform only to be worn when deployed with a team working under Blue and White Hat leaders. This training event is for new volunteers, for those who desire to be recertified or for those who are currently certified and wish to take additional training.


This training for DR chaplaincy is related to non-threatening spiritual care and emotional support for disaster survivors and team members. This discipline also provides resources for effective coping, stress management and spiritual wellness. This class includes the required New Volunteer Orientation and Operational Stress First Aid (OSFA).

Registration, ID photo and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. and lunch is included.

DR-style accommodations available first come, first served. Contact Amaris.

Disaster Relief Course Cost:
New Volunteer Certification Training (hat, shirt, pin, background check)
Recertification (expired badge/new background check) $55
Currently Certified (taking additional classes) $30

Nearby Hotels

  • Super 8 by Wyndham, 7631 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park; 818.883.8888
  • Best Western Motor Inn, 20122 Vanowen St, Canoga Park; 818.883.1200

Hotels listed as a courtesy and not endorsed by CSBDRM. Room rates not guaranteed.

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