About the Book
This book was created for prospective disaster volunteers of any age and at any stage of their lives. It was written by a paramedic, but is applicable to all volunteer opportunities.
How to Become an International Disaster Volunteer is a complete step-by-step guide to selecting the most appropriate volunteer organization, acquiring relevant experience and training, and purchasing the right equipment for your first disaster deployment.
It includes chapters on deployment, psychological self-care, travel, and the return home. There are checklists, disaster case studies, and organizational profiles.
Whether you are a student, full-time practitioner, or retiree, this book will get you started on the road to a fulfilling experience as an international disaster volunteering.