The purpose of the Canines For Christ Crisis Response Therapy Dog Teams is to deploy teams who will bring a ministry of presence and prayers and appropriately share God’s love, comfort, and hope to those that have been affected by man-made or natural disasters. Our dogs are used as the vessel to open the door to share this message.
How to get involved
- Volunteer must be a current C4C volunteer
- Volunteer must have completed the “Sharing Hope in Crisis” online training through Billy Graham Rapid Response Chaplains
- Dog must have achieved the AKC Excellent Therapy Dog title with a minimum of 100 community visits
- Volunteer must complete the Crisis Response Volunteer Application
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will I work as a team?
- Yes, you will be assigned with another team, with one team Captain. The deployments will be for 2-3 days, depending on the situations.
- What will each day be like?
- * Pray for one another each day
- * Visit with families and people at the assigned areas
- * Listen to the stories of people in distress and grief
- * Pray, encourage, and share the comfort and hope of Jesus Christ
- * Keep a record of your contacts and prayer request
- What will my daily schedule be like?
- * Early morning devotions and prayer
- * Breakfast
- * Team assignments
- * Ministry
- * Dinner
- * Evening debriefing and prayer
- What will be provided by C4C?
- * Special black “Chaplain” C4C shirts and hats for volunteers
- * Credentials for volunteers
- * Orientation training upon arrival and before deployment
- * Pocket Testaments to hand out
- * Breakfasts and dinners
- * Arrangements for accommodations at a pet friendly hotel
- * Coordination with local and Federal agencies, and church ministries
- For what will volunteers be responsible?
- Volunteers are responsible for their travel expenses and hotel charges
- What will volunteers need to bring?
- * Bible
- * Long pants or capris for women
- * Food for dogs
- * Dog’s health record and therapy dog certifications