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Disaster Relief Volunteer (Emergency Response Roster Position)

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Fuel Relief Fund
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New York, NY
Disaster Relief Volunteer (Emergency Response Roster Position)

Fuel Relief Fund (FRF) aims to reduce fuel shortage-related suffering as a result of natural disasters and complex emergencies through the provision of free fuel to civilians, local first responders, international humanitarian aid actors, government agencies, and critical infrastructure. Learn more about FRF here.

FRF is looking for new volunteers to join our Emergency Response Roster! FRF’s Emergency Response Teams are made up entirely of highly qualified and dedicated volunteers. With support from core FRF staff, volunteer responders source, transport, and distribute fuel to disaster survivors all around the world. In order to ensure that we can respond rapidly and effectively, we maintain a robust roster of volunteers who are ready to lend a helping hand at a moment's notice.

For volunteers, this is a great way to provide tangible help to people in their most critical time of need. It's also an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the fields of humanitarian response and emergency management and can be a stepping stone for jobs with the UN, NGOs, etc.

Position/Qualifications

Rostered responders fall into two categories: Emergency Operations Management (EOM) and Emergency Information Management (EIM). EOM volunteers handle the majority of the fuel distribution activities and tend to do more of the (literal) heavy lifting. EIM volunteers focus primarily on information management and communications activities, such as liaising with other response agencies, gathering beneficiary data, and communicating with the press.

Qualifications for EOM and EIM volunteers differ, but all volunteers should possess the experience, skills, attitude to operate effectively in austere environments.

Details

FRF responds to international and domestic disasters and deployments generally last between 1-2.5 weeks. FRF's Emergency Response Roster members receive alerts when a disaster has occurred and respond with their availability should they be interested in deploying.

FRF responders are fully sponsored which means that all deployment-related expenses (travel, food, lodging, equipment, etc.) are covered by us. Your donation is your time and hard work!

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If you are interested in joining an FRF volunteer response team in the field, please send your resume and answers to the following questions to info@fuelrelieffund.org:

  1. Why are you interested in this role with FRF?
  2. What valuable knowledge, skills, or experience would you bring to the team?

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To learn more about our work, visit www.fuelrelieffund.org

Fuel Relief Fund (FRF) aims to reduce fuel shortage-related suffering as a result of natural disasters and complex emergencies through the provision of free fuel to civilians, local first responders, international humanitarian aid…

Details at a glance

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome
  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

International & Domestic Opportunities Available!

New York, NY

How to Apply

Please contact us directly if you are interested in being a volunteer disaster responder!

Please contact us directly if you are interested in being a volunteer disaster responder!

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