OM's Disaster Response Training is held in Zambia in 2025

This is preparation training for OM's Disaster Response volunteer register. We run the training annually in different locations.

The Disaster Response Training aims to give you an overview of the Disaster Preparedness and Response sectors, to build some transferable skill-sets, and to equip you to be a boost to any relief situation that you are involved with in the future.

The training will cover topics such as:

-Humanitarian principles
-Working as a team in emergencies
-Humanitarian logistics
-Emergency needs assessments
-Decision making in emergencies
-Security and communications
-Personal travel medicine
-Working with the UN / NGOs / Host Governments / the media, in disasters

 Dates 19th - 24th May 2025
 Cost £510 (excluding flights and insurance)
 Ages 21+
 Apply by 24th March 2025
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Ministry Details

Made up of staff and volunteers with extensive experience and expertise, OM International Disaster Response (IDR) is ready to rapidly deploy to help local OM teams around the world respond to disasters.

The Disaster Response Training (DRT) is an intensive and challenging training simulation for professions such as construction, counselling, carpentry, finance, logistics, administration, health care, media / communications,  and many more. There is no requirement (or guarantee) to deploy following the training, and our training team will be able to discuss your suitability for relief work both during and after the training. You can read more here.

Participant Profile

You must be at least 21 years old and be able to communicate in English. You should have some months cross cultural experience abroad.


All accommodation is included. As part of this training you may need to be flexible during the disaster relief simulation.


All food will be included. As part of this training you may need to be flexible during the disaster relief simulation.


You will need to fly into the airport of Lusaka, Zambia (LUN). We will send out detailed travel information after confirmation of acceptance. Please do not book flights unless you have received an official acceptance email from the Short Term outreach team. 


You should be in average good health and able to walk a reasonable distance without difficulty. You are responsible to obtain appropriate emergency health and medical insurance including MediEvac. It is your responsibility to check and adhere to any public health regulations. 


British citizens can stay in Zambia for a total of 90 days in any 12 month period.


Price excludes flights and insurance and is subject to change according to the exchange rate. 

Applicants must be 21 or over.

Taking the Next Step

 I've got a question

Return To All Outreaches