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How to Become an International Disaster Volunteer by Michael Noone

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Chapter 1

Is Disaster Volunteering for You? The Rewards and Demands

Abstract

This chapter is an introduction to the positive attributes of disaster volunteering including personal fulfilment, teamwork, and service to others and the negatives such as psychological stress, physical danger, impacts on work and school and financial costs. It encourages the reader to take a systematic look at their motivations, goals, and strengths and weaknesses.

Keywords

Introduction to disaster volunteering; positive aspects of disaster volunteering; negative aspects of disaster volunteering; fulfilment of disaster volunteering; teamwork of disaster volunteering; emotional effects of disaster volunteering; career effects of disaster volunteering

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