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DR Volunteers

We need Hundreds Of Emergency Response and DR Volunteers

disaster relief May 25, 2024

Marion County Emergency Operations has requested that we stand ready with background-checked credentialed volunteers to help in a critical incident or natural disaster. You can take the Florida Baptist Convention's online DR training today and help us to stand up to assist our community partners when called upon. Once you complete the online training, you can be credentialed to serve with SBC Disaster Relief volunteers whenever needed. For more information, visit our Disaster Relief page at or follow the steps below to start your training. 

Process for Online Training

1.Click HERE to Register for ONLINE TRAINING– Please enter all information. This is for both returning and/or new volunteers. There is a $10.00 registration fee per person that may be paid with a credit card. You only need to register once a year no matter how many classes you take.

2.Click HERE to Watch the Orientation segment videos. You may watch these separately or all at one time. When finished, answer the short questionnaire. The questionnaire will be sent to the office and your attendance will be recorded. This is required of all beginning volunteers and when renewing your badge (once every three years).

3. Choose a ministry area class you would like to take and/or review and click on the link listed below. Again, answer the questionnaire at the end which will record your attendance of this class.

You may take as many ministry area classes as you desire – remembering to answer the questionnaire at the end to have your attendance recorded.

Allow a few weeks following your background clearance, registration, and class attendance to receive your badge. If we do not have a current headshot picture of you, one will be requested. Pictures may be selfies. When sending a picture, please remember – no hats or sunglasses may be worn in the shot, and a plain background should be used (for instance – a clear wall).

For online trainings, you will order your hat, shirt, and lanyard from At the time you place your order, you will need to provide your badge number. When ordering, you may decide to order extra shirts and items, which is perfectly acceptable. Whatever you order will be at your expense. Registration cost has been reduced since we will not be providing these items.

Any questions –  email [email protected]

Download instructions here.

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