Seeking FEMA Corps Trainees, ages 18-24 and Team Leaders 24+
High school diploma or GED not required.
Seeking young adults 18-24 to respond to natural disasters. This unique program unites individuals who share a passion for service and provides the ultimate professional development experience. Team Leader option for adults over 24.
Job training and experience
Bi-weekly living allowance
Full Room & Board
Child care allowance is available to members who are custodial or joint-custodial parents
Educational award (to pay off education debt or pay for more education/job training)
College credit options
Defer student loans while working in program
Accommodation for disabilities and low reading/math levels
Projects settings are diverse and can include active disaster areas, recovery sites and FEMA regional offices.
Sample projects with training provided:
Training the public on disaster preparedness
Planning evacuation routes and recovery plans for potential disasters
Compiling reports, managing and analyzing data
Working with nonprofits and government agencies to coordinate services for disaster survivors
Preparing disaster kits, tracking inventory and loading supplies in FEMA warehouses
Writing federal grants for damaged public facilities
Filling and placing sandbags in local communities to mitigate the impact of natural disasters like flooding
Construction/Rehabilitation of damaged buildings and homes