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Old 02-20-2021, 03:46 PM
 
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My dream job would be traveling and helping people in crisis situations for example, like what is happening in Texas. Are there orgs that provide this service nationally or internationally?

I don't know if orgs like this exist or if I made them up in my mind . Google hasn't been helpful, or maybe i'm not using the correct keywords? Generally in disaster situations there are orgs already in the state that help, I was wondering if there are orgs that go to different places to help.

I know of a few but they require you to be a Doctor, medic, firefighter etc etc. Or they want you to volunteer which I don't want to do, I want to make it a career.

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know. Even if it is just an idea of doing something different but along the lines of helping others in emergency situations/ crisis situations.


Thank you!
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Old 02-20-2021, 03:50 PM
 
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Military. National Guard. FEMA.
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:12 PM
 
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Look here:

https://www.galaxydigital.com/blog/d...organizations/

Most of it is volunteer work, or full time professions who are part of a task force. What skills do you have that are needed? Do you have a background in logistics, food service, sanitation, etc., etc.? Plenty of low-skill or no-skill helpers can be found for free.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:20 AM
 
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Sometimes I see the ads online: FEMA is Hiring $2000 per paycheck
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Old 02-22-2021, 04:03 AM
 
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Sometimes I see the ads online: FEMA is Hiring $2000 per paycheck
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Old 02-22-2021, 04:22 AM
 
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Elnina, it figures. Good detective work. Nicely done. Yeah I did sense that Fema ad was scammy and I never did click on any of those links to investigate..

What a mess
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Old 02-22-2021, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Moving?!
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Join the National Guard. Or, find a profession applicable to disaster work and then seek out opportunities (such as a tree trimmer or roofer cleaning up / repairing damage after a storm).
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:53 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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My brother does this for FEMA, as a Reservist at age 69. They fly him to where the disaster is (currently in Texas) and he helps applicants with the paperwork. It only pays $18/hour, but FEMA picks up the travel and lodging.
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:40 PM
 
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Emergency response is a whole career path. There are college programs designed specifically for that.
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Old 02-24-2021, 12:34 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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united way, unicef ?
i heard a radio interview with someone from american red cross training with a dog on how to find survivors in a fire or something. they also handle logistics with finding hotel rooms for survivors and handing out m.r.e.'s...
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