Hope Force Reservist Training

Hope Force trains volunteers in advance so they are prepared
and allowed to respond when disaster strikes.

WHEN DISASTERS STRIKE, DOES SOMETHING WITHIN YOU RISE UP AND YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP PEOPLE…BUT YOU JUST DON’T KNOW HOW?

If this is you, then Hope Force International offers you a pathway of service to those who need help in traumatic times!

Our Reservist training focuses on preparing an individual for the arduous task of a disaster responder. The nature of disaster response can be grueling, with responders often facing very long hours each day while serving individuals who have experienced tremendous loss and suffering. If an individual desires to become a Reservist, he or she must be personally prepared at every level. Learning to give appropriate care to others and to oneself is of utmost importance. 

Reservist Training Topics

This training is required to be qualified as a Hope Force Reservist — eligible for rapid deployment — often within 24-48 hours following a disaster event. The program covers the following topics to prepare the Reservist for the spiritual and practical dynamics of disaster response.

 

 

  Core beliefs of Hope Force

  Identity in Christ for the disaster responder 

  Foundations of emotional and spiritual care (ESC) 

  Maintaining healthy relationships on deployment 

  Core principles for effective ministry 

  How to be appropriate caregivers 

  What to expect when responding 

  Disaster response principles 

There are two ways to become a Hope Force Reservist

Online Training   In-Person Training

When disasters strike, does something within you rise up and you want to do something to help people…but you just don’t know how? If this is you, then Hope Force International offers you a pathway of service to those who need help in traumatic times!

Our Reservist training focuses on preparing an individual for the arduous task of a disaster responder. The nature of disaster response can be grueling, with responders often facing very long hours each day while serving individuals who have experienced tremendous loss and suffering. If an individual desires to become an Reservist, he or she must be personally prepared at every level. Learning to give appropriate care to others and to oneself is of utmost importance. 

This training is required to be qualified as a Hope Force Reservist eligible for rapid deployment often within 24-48 hours following a disaster event.  The program covers the following topics to prepare the Reservist for the spiritual and practical dynamics of disaster response:

When disasters strike, does something within you rise up and you want to do something to help people…but you just don’t know how? If this is you, then Hope Force International offers you a pathway of service to those who need help in traumatic times!

Hope Force International (HFI) Reservist training focuses on preparing an individual for the arduous task of a disaster responder. The nature of disaster response can be grueling, with responders often facing very long hours each day while serving individuals who have experienced tremendous loss and suffering. If an individual desires to become an HFI Reservist, he or she must be personally prepared at every level. Learning to give appropriate care to others and to oneself is of utmost importance. 

This training is required to be qualified as a Hope Force Reservist eligible for rapid deployment often within 24-48 hours following a disaster event.  The program covers the following topics to prepare the Reservist for the spiritual and practical dynamics of disaster response:

  • Core beliefs of Hope Force
  • Identity in Christ for the disaster responder 
  • Foundations of emotional and spiritual care (ESC) 
  • Maintaining healthy and cohesive relationships on deployment 
  • Core principles for effective ministry 
  • How to be appropriate caregivers 
  • What to expect when responding 
  • Disaster response principles 

There are two ways to become a HFI Reservist:

Online Training

In-Person 

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Online Training

The Hope Force online training course was created to make training available to everyone — no matter where they live, what their schedule is like… or even if there is a global pandemic. We understand that attending in-person training requires a significant investment of time and resources, making it difficult for many to participate. Our online training provides the valuable insights, principles and fundamentals necessary to becoming an effective responder. Upon successful completion of the course and with a clear background check, you will become a certified Hope Force Reservist eligible for deployment.

Learn More About Online Training 

Register for Online Training

In-Person Training

The HFI Disaster Response Training Intensive consists of in-person classroom style learning. These trainings are usually held at a church and have attendance anywhere from 25-100, and typically cost the participant between $155-175. This training includes both live speakers as well as teaching filmed exclusively for Hope Force, and includes breakfast and lunch during the training.

Learn more about the upcoming training  

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“Overall I found this training material to be amazing. It was comprehensive, informative, and enlightening.”

John G.

It is excellent. I really enjoyed it and I think it will prepare people for deployment. I loved all of the real life examples.

Chasity D.

“I think seeing the vulnerability of Jack and Cherie as they work through this is a highlight and shows real and authentic people.... These are people like me.”

Dan K.

“I liked it all. Very well done.”

Dan C.

“I loved the testimonies of the people helped by Hope Force.”

Catherine B. 

I would recommend this course. It keeps the interest; it is done like a fireside chat, and it encompasses all needed areas without being really long-winded.

Sparky W.

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