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Disaster Relief Missions (2020) and In America: Remember (2021)

Kenny’s Experience: I started volunteering with GISCorps when COVID-19 became a really big deal. At that time, I was told to go home and only telework. In my field, this meant that I had very little responsibilities and I wanted to fill my time in a way that would be of assistance to others while improving my skills. I was hooked. Disaster Relief was something that I quickly found my passion for.

Why Kenny Volunteered: I loved how motivated and caring the leads and committee members were, as well as the other volunteers. It was a solely virtual community. No matter what happened throughout that year, whether I was in the middle of the hurricane that I was mapping pictures for or whether I was validating the work of other volunteers, this online virtual community supported each other. Another fantastic part of volunteering with GISCorps was their flexibility. I couldn’t support while I was in the middle of the individual classes that I was taking with Penn State for my Geospatial-Intelligence Analyst graduate certificate but the moment I had a break, they were there and thrilled to have me.

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