Sign Up to be a DER Volunteer

Here are the four levels of training as part of the DER program:

  1. Basic training for all volunteers will equip you to help your church in response to local and area disasters and emergencies. Most volunteers trained to this level will serve within a short distance from their home.
  2. Advanced training for Team Leaders and Coordinators will prepare you to take on a leadership role in the local area and national disasters and emergencies. With this training, you could be deployed outside of your direct area to anywhere within Canada where a severe emergency has occurred. You must successfully complete the basic training to be eligible for this course.
  3. Train-the-trainer for DER Coordinators will prepare you to offer training to volunteers at the basic or advanced levels within your conference. This course is reserved for DER Coordinators on an invitation basis only.
  4. Crisis Care training for Pastors and Elders will equip participants to provide emotional and spiritual support to people experiencing trauma from being involved in an emergency as a survivor or as a volunteer. This course is reserved for Pastors and Elders by invitation only.

Register with your area or conference DER coordinator to receive training on the national DER program. Stay informed about training events held in your area or your conference. Assist in the planning and implementation of training events. Attend training and become ready to serve as a DER Volunteer in response to local and area emergencies or be deployed elsewhere in the country in case of a disaster.

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Upcoming Trainings

ADRA Disaster & Emergency Response - Basic Level Training

Sidney, BC – September 27th, 28th and 29th
Location: Rest Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 9300 Willingdon Rd, Sidney, BC V8L 5V6

Contact: Tanya Avelar-Martinez, 604.853.5451 ext: 300, tavelarmartinez@bcadventist.ca

ADRA Disaster & Emergency Response - Basic Level Training

Montreal, QC – October 4th, 5th and 6th
Location: Église de South Shore (236, Boul. Desaulniers, Saint-Lambert, Québec, J4P 1M6)
Registration: Session is full.

ADRA Disaster & Emergency Response - Basic Level Training

Prince George, BC – October 18th, 19th and 20th
Location: Prince George Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4388 15th Ave, Prince George, BC V2M 5K7

Contact: Tanya Avelar-Martinez, 604.853.5451 ext: 300, tavelarmartinez@bcadventist.ca