March 8, 2016 | Opportunities

FEMA Corps is an NCCC track for young adults who want to gain professional skills in emergency management while serving with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff on disaster response and recovery efforts.

It is a 10 month, full-time, team-based residential service program that was developed in partnership with FEMA and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the agency that oversees AmeriCorps NCCC.

Members are  assigned to one of five NCCC campuses. The focus will solely be on emergency management and long-term recovery activities within FEMA. Members provide  administrative and logistical support in areas that include:

• Educating communities, assessing  needs, and collecting information
• Developing materials that promote disaster preparation to the public
• Ordering materials, tracking inventory, loading supplies, and managing IT equipment
• Updating electronic files, managing data, and compiling reports

Members receive all of the same benefits as traditional AmeriCorps NCCC members, plus additional training and experience to prepare members for a career in emergency management and related fields. Members learn about working with communities, public speaking, customer service, and office/management skills while giving back and positively impacting the lives of disaster survivors.

Learn more:

Visit www.NationalService.gov to learn more or apply.