Best Experience of My Life
Corps Member (Former Employee) – McClellan, CA 95652 – January 15, 2017
AmeriCorps NCCC- FEMA Corps was the best experience! I rated compensation/benefits low because of the small living stipend. However, this program isn't about getting paid. It's about national service and helping those in the community. Also, you do get an Education award for a little over $5,000 when you graduate the program. If you're in FEMA Corps it may be a little harder to balance your work and social life if deployed on a disaster. Sometimes you're working 12 hours shifts on a disaster and I do admit that it gets tough. However, the benefits and experience completely outweigh the toughness of long hours and sometimes little sleep. In ten months, I have lived in 4 different states, traveled in 14 others and met some of the most amazing people who are forever a part of my family. I've worked in many federal facilities, partnered with voluntary agencies and networked with many people. I've experienced Easter in New Orleans, LA, Memorial Day in Austin, TX, and Fourth of July in Dallas, TX. I've seen places that I never thought I could afford to see nor did I think I'd ever want to go to. If you love to travel for free ( they pay for you airfare to your campus, gas, housing, food) and helping people, consider being a part of the AmeriFam and proudly wear that A!
paid travel, food, housing, uniforms. CPR/First Aid/AED trained. FEMA trainings, networking, memories and a family for life