When a hurricane, tornado or other disaster strikes, our natural instinct is to reach out and help those who have been affected. Through TBM Disaster Relief, now you can. Volunteer and deliver help, hope and healing.

Ministering in the wake of a disaster can be an emotionally, physically and spiritually draining experience. That’s why it requires specialized training so you can best serve others and share the hope of Christ. The classes help volunteers understand how disaster relief teams work, teach critical skills and build fellowship amongst the group.

Serving after disasters is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

All TBM disaster relief volunteers are required to take the Disaster Relief Orientation course, which provides the basic foundation of disaster relief ministry as well as a background check. Completion of this course earns you a badge, your ticket to serve on a variety of relief teams such as mass feeding, chainsaw, mud out and box distribution to name a few. You can earn all the training you need in 24 hours during a TBM Disaster Relief Orientation Weekend.

Connect with your coordinator. During the orientation, you’ll discover who your area coordinator is. That person will be important to know because they’ll help you know when teams are activated and deployed for service.


When a disaster strikes, let your coordinator know if you’re available to serve. If you are, the coordinator very well could call you to respond.



Training options:


In Person

ALERT: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed many of our in-person disaster relief trainings and are offering a selection of them online. 

Start your training by enrolling in an online class below:

Disaster Relief Orientation
This is where TBM Disaster Relief training begins. All TBM Disaster Relief volunteers must complete this training as well as a background check in order to serve. This class provides the fundamentals for serving in the wake of disasters. Click here to begin.

Specialty Trainings: All participants must have first taken the orientation class.

Food Handling Training
A warm meal warms the soul after a disaster. You can provide that critical meal through TBM feeding teams. Click here to begin.

Fire and Flood Recovery Training
Fires and floods can ruin everything a person owns in a few short hours. Learn how you can deliver help, hope and healing after these disasters. Click here to begin.

Box Unit Training
When people lose everything in a disaster, they will begin the painful process of trying to salvage their items. Through TBM box ministry, you can walk alongside them in that process. Click here to begin.

Shower/Laundry Training
After a disaster, a hot shower and clean laundry are an immense blessing. You can provide that through TBM shower/laundry teams. Click here to begin.

Rebuild Training
This course empowers you to rebuild homes after disasters. Click here to begin.

Start your training by enrolling in an in-person class below:

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