Chapter 2

Finding and Choosing the Right Volunteer Organization

Abstract

This chapter focuses on finding and choosing the right international volunteering organization. It describes the commonly accepted post-disaster emergency functions and possible roles for volunteers. It discusses alternate methods for gaining relevant experience such as scheduled medical relief trips to remote areas, volunteering at sport and music festivals, etc. It contains a case study of the Vargas Landslides in Venezuela, a profile of the International Amateur Radio Union and disaster supply checklists.

Keywords

Finding disaster volunteer organizations; choosing international disaster volunteer organizations; getting international disaster volunteer experience; disaster ...

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