Emergency mapping volunteers
MapAction's work depends on a group of skilled and dedicated volunteers.
Volunteers are either part of the ‘deployable team’ ready to deploy anywhere in the world or part of the ‘operational support team’ ready to support those deployed to a crisis. Members undertake emergency and planned missions worldwide, without fee. Although mainly based in the UK, we have small sections in the Caribbean region and in Germany.
Volunteers are carefully selected and join with strong skills using GIS software, but MapAction gives them all the additional knowledge and skills they need to function effectively in a humanitarian emergency.
We receive many enquiries each month from people who would like to become volunteers. When team vacancies arise, competition for places is tight. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please read the following document - Volunteering with MapAction.
Volunteer profile: Philip Moore
I’ve always regarded myself as a cartographer, but now specialise in Geospatial Information Management Exploitation, and visualisation. An early diversion in my career fortunately led to work and travel in SW Asia on a variety of projects, working alongside some great characters in industry, government and the UN. Since then, my work has taken me to many parts of the world and given me a thirst for adventure using my expertise to help those in a crisis.
Since joining MapAction’s deployable team in 2006, I’ve deployed on nine humanitarian missions including Pakistan, Haiti and Egypt supporting people displaced by the Libya Crisis.
MapAction has given me the privilege to pursue my passion for map-making within a fantastic team, for truly worthwhile and most immediate causes, knowing that my involvement really does make a difference.