NCCC and FEMA will provide the training, experience, and educational opportunities to prepare thousands of FEMA Corps members with the skills needed to do the service with FEMA. This national service experience will also help prepare FEMA Corps members for possible careers in emergency management and related fields well beyond their term of service.
FEMA Corps members will:
• Work collaboratively in a team-based environment, which includes considering team needs and values at all times.
• Interact with others in a professional manner.
• Express one’s needs and be supportive to the needs of others.
• Develop respectful relationships with other people from diverse backgrounds.
• Manage and cope effectively in high-stress environments.
• Engage in effective conflict resolution and problem solving which includes the appropriate management of anger.
FEMA Corps is marketed as a division within AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).
CNCS will deploy FEMA Corps members in teams directly in response to FEMA requests for deployment and in accordance with NCCC procedures. FEMA Corps members will serve on work assignments from FEMA. FEMA Corps Team Leaders will be responsible for the supervision of FEMA Corps members on FEMA assignments.
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FEMA Corps is fully funded by FEMA to include the living allowance, education award, startup costs, staffing, and all other associated costs.
FEMA Corps is an exciting partnership between The Corporation for National and Community Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, created in 2012, that establishes a new track of 1,600 service Corps Members within AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) dedicated to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Just like current AmeriCorps NCCC members, FEMA Corps Members serve a 10 month term and are eligible to serve a second year based on their performance.
FEMA Corps is currently accepting applications to begin serving in Summer 2015!
Each year, more than 5 million individuals of all ages and backgrounds help meet local needs through a wide array of service opportunities through the Corporation for National and Community Service's core programs: AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Social Innovation Fund. These programs and others, such as the Volunteer Generation Fund, support projects in six priority areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.