FEMA Corps

How will the FEMA Corps members obtain the skills and expertise to perform FEMA Corps assignments?

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.

What are the qualifications for FEMA Corps members?

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.

What is FEMA Corps?

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.

AmeriCorps Works for Disaster Services

Whenever and wherever disasters strike, destruction and confusion trail in their wake. AmeriCorps and national service members trained in disaster response are proving to be a valuable and cost-efficient resource for America as they help victims and survivors begin to rebuild their lives.

Our Programs

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.

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