CLASSES OFFERED - advanced
Classes offered at most regional trainings.
*You must hold a current NCBM Disaster Relief badge to participate.
Administration – manages the paperwork for the operation including volunteer check-in, finance, and daily reporting. Admin volunteers should have organizational skills, be computer literate, and be able to handle many tasks at once. Must be able to work in an office-like environment for long periods. Friday - Saturday class
Assessment – visits with homeowner to determine if and how volunteers can help with cleanup and recovery. Team member should be comfortable meeting people in distress, work well with others, usually in pairs, be able to read and complete paperwork, and understand the work of chainsaw, clean up, and temporary repair teams. Saturday only class
Forklift – invitation only from any team leader within your discipline. Participants will learn how to operate a forklift properly; you will receive a forklift qualification card. Saturday class
Logistics- gets stuff for the operation. Volunteers must be resourceful, energetic, and able to manage many demands at one time. The work is typically outdoors and requires long hours and many challenges. Must be able to work within a chain-of-command. Friday-Saturday class
Maintenance– invitation only from a Blue Hat. Participants must have experience in maintenance, be able to work long hours in less than ideal conditions. Must be mechanically savvy and resourceful. Friday-Saturday
Recovery State Unit – Volunteers will become equipment managers for the NCBM Disaster Recovery Unit. Participants must be able to manage the disbursement and collection of tools to volunteer teams. In addition, volunteers must understand tools and their purpose, be able to operate a computer, and be responsible for a lot of equipment. Saturday only. Recovery Basic is the prerequisite.
See individual events to determine day. Friday - Check-in is 4:30-5:30 p.m. Class starts at 5:45, ends by 10 p.m. Check-in on Saturday - 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Class starts at 8:30, ends by 3 p.m. If you cannot arrive to class within 45 minutes of beginning, please choose another date and location.
Housing provided in church/facility, dormitory style, male/female separated. Bring your cot/air mattress (no doubles) and anything you need for sleeping. We do NOT provide sleep gear, only space! Meals included.
18+. Recovery participants 15+ with Parent
Cost for Advanced Classes
$30. Includes instruction, training manual, shirt, background check (if needed) and up to 3 meals. NON-REFUNDABLE. Credit Cards/Checks accepted
Note: The training is designed to be as realistic as possible. Flexibility is key to having a good experience. Please do not register for this training if you cannot stay for the entire event.