How to Find Disaster Relief Jobs
Over the past couple of days, we have received a number of calls from people around the country looking for disaster relief jobs in the stricken areas. To accelerate the flow of volunteers and workers into these areas, we want to share three ways to find disaster relief jobs Before applying to any disaster relief jobs there is one specific point to remember: Relief agencies try to use as much local labor as possible to combat the disruption of the local jobs .
FEMA.gov: When FEMA responds to a disaster it activates response teams to help with assessment, recovery and oversee debris removal. These teams also include local and regional Citizen Emergency Response Teams (CERTS). Many cities and states have regular CERT training session for people interested in disaster response. FEMA also hires a limited amount of contract and temporary workers with specific skills directly through their website. Become part of the FEMA On Call List Here
State Emergency Management Agencies: These agencies work similar to FEMA but on a state level. They also hire contractors and temporary workers through their state agencies in certain instances. These positions are typically advertised through the state department of labor.
Charities, Churches and Relief Organizations: Believe it or not. Charities and Relief organizations do have paid temporary disaster relief jobs on certain occasions. These positions will appear on their organization's website and social media outlets. It is also possible to with these organizations as a volunteer.
Disaster Relief Jobs on Job Boards and Other Outlets
Over the next few weeks there will be many disaster relief jobs advertised through various media outlets. We advise that job seekers use appropriate caution when inquiring about these positions. Some maybe false advertising or active scams. Be sure to check out the organzations before submitting any information.
- Maryland Red Cross Joins Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief Effort (baltimore.cbslocal.com)
- How you can help the Oklahoma disaster relief (wqad.com)
- How to help Moore, Okla. (fox4kc.com)
- Disaster Response Team En Route to Tornado-hit Oklahoma (prweb.com)
- After the North Texas Tornadoes, BBB Offers Tips on Scams, Repairs, and Disaster Relief (prweb.com)
- Disaster Relief Jobs : Do You Have What It Takes? (Hinton Human Capital)