Disaster Response and Humanitarian Service

UVU students enrolled in emergency services, train in community emergency preparation and disaster response and recovery. As part of their preparation for careers in crisis and disaster management, they learn about humanitarian action through actual experiences in the field. Some examples of student humanitarian service are teaching first aid to mothers in India and hygiene and water purification in Bosnia Herzegovina. Locally they sandbag and clean up debris from severe weather conditions. These experiences help UVU students find careers when they graduate and prepare them to serve better in public safety and emergency services.

While students pay for many of the expenses for these experiences themselves, it also helps to have support in the form of donations. It costs about $4000 to send a student to Eastern Europe or South America and $6000 to Africa and Asia. Your tax deductible contribution large or small will help in providing meaningful service and learning opportunities for students both here and abroad. It also helps them give back to people and communities.