This training was offered in 2019 and is highly likely to be repeated in 2020. The details below may differ, particularly the country the training is held in. To register your interest, please use the 'I've got a question' button at the bottom of the page and we will send you the 2020 dates and details when they become available.

This placement is preparation training for Disaster Response Teams and internships.

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.

We will cover subjects 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
 Ages 21+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Ministry Details

The Disaster Response Training is an intensive and challenging training simulation for professions such as health care, carpentry, finance, logistics, administration, construction, media / communications, counseling and more.

Participant Profile

You must be 21 or over 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.


The venue where it takes place is a couple of minutes away from the airport of Brussels, Belgium.

Arrival/registration is Monday afternoon and we finish Saturday morning. We will send out detailed travel information to accepted participants before the training. You need to make your own way to and from the training centre.

Please do not book any flights before applying and receiving an acceptance email from the Short Term Missions 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, covering your time in Belgium. You should also bring your EHIC social insurance card with you.


British citizens do not need a visa to enter Belgium.


Applicants must be 21 or over.

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


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