Children’s Disaster Services offers two volunteer trainings this spring

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) is holding two volunteer trainings this spring, in Pennsylvania in mid-May and in Washington State in early June.

CDS is a program of Brethren Disaster Ministries. Since 1980 it has been meeting the needs of children by setting up child care centers in shelters and disaster assistance centers across the nation. CDS volunteers are specially trained to respond to traumatized children and to provide a calm, safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created disasters.

Registrations are currently open on the CDS website at for the following trainings:

May 13-14 at Lititz (Pa.) Church of the Brethren

June 3-4 at Bear Creek United Methodist Church in Woodinville, Wash., near Seattle.