Orientation & Credentialing

Volunteer orientation is open to any member of a Southern Baptist church who is at least 18 years of age. Attending orientation does not obligate you to serve, but is necessary before serving. A Disaster Relief ID badge will be issued to those who complete orientation and a background check. Updating an expiring/expired badge requires EVERYONE to complete orientation and a background check; currently, every three (3) years.

Orientations and credentialing events may include feeding, chainsaw, mud-out/ash-out, shower/laundry, first aid, damage assessment, formstack, and blue cap training. Damage assessment, formstack and blue cap training are limited to returning team members who have completed prerequisites.


Southern Baptists interested in being a part of the Disaster Relief team can attend any event listed below. If you plan on attending, it is mandatory that you pre-register! The pre-registration form can be found at the bottom of this page.


New Volunteers – $15.00
Returning volunteers needing badge – $10.00
BCM students – $10.00


Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Conference Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

February 5, 2022

Altus, Martha Road Baptist Church

20388 E County Rd 158, Altus, OK 73521

March 12, 2022


Location TBD

April 2, 2022

Union Baptist Association

Location TBD

October 15, 2022

DR Team Center

7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK 73762

September 17, 2022


Location TBD

November 5, 2022


Location TBD

Additional Training Opportunities for currently badged team members


All classes will take place at the Disaster Relief Facility, 7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK 73762

All classes listed are from 8:00am to 2:00pm. No DR badges will be issued or renewed; there is no cost for this.

To Register: Email rdeatherageaaa@gmail.com

Dates for upcoming Forklift/Skidsteer classes are below.

  • Saturday, August 28

  • Saturday, Sept. 25

  • Saturday, Oct. 30