HOW TO GET INVOLVED
CLDR continually develops and expands networks for effective programming and disaster deployments that align with our mission.
Opportunities may be independently through CLDR or may be collaboratively through other disaster organizations depending on the need.
We recruit, train, and equip responders for these opportunities. Depending on the deployment, the opportunities may be sent out to certified child life specialists and child life students via social media or may be selectively sent via email by region to those who have completed the CLDR Responder Requirements in our network.
Please take a look at our FAQ’s page for answers to common questions.
Two current partners of CLDR consistently offer opportunities for direct-service delivery. They welcome a wide-range of volunteers and certified child life specialists and students will work within rich diversity of these partner teams. CLDR often recruits for these opportunities within our network and encourages all to get involved.
Camp Noah is our partner with summer opportunities for both certified child life specialists and child life students in various areas across the country. Camp Noah is a nationally recognized preparedness and resiliency day camp offered to elementary age children in communities impacted by a disaster or crisis.Click HERE to Learn More
Children's Disaster Services
Children’s Disaster Services(CDS) is our partner with opportunities at both the local and national level for both certified child life specialists and child life students. CDS opportunities require you to become a Certified Volunteer through the CDS training. Once a Certified CDS Volunteer you are eligible to deploy to national disasters when requested and available.Click HERE to Learn More