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DISASTER SERVICES

                

Disaster Volunteer Opportunities  

Below is a listing of current volunteer needs related to Hurricane Laura recovery.  Please contact the organizations directly if you are intersted in volunteering.  Also note that recovery from a major storm, such as Laura, will take a very long time and volunteers will be needed in the weeks, months, and even years ahead.

* Watch a brief video  or read some guidelines on how to volunteer safely during the COVID-19 situation

SOUTHWEST/LAKE CHARLES AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Eastwood Cares: looking for volunteers to help at their distribution site, 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm; sign up to volunteer here or contact Lindsay Lopez at LindsayLopez1@gmail.com or 812-350-1784

* Mercy Chefs: looking for volunteers to help serve hot meals at Life United Church in Lake Charles. Sign up here 

* Salvation Army: looking for volunteers to support mobile distribution of hygiene kits and food boxes on Thursday/Friday at the Lake Charles Civic Center and Saturday/Sunday at the Lake Authur High School. Sign up here

* Samaritan's Purse: is looking for volunteers to help with disaster recovery efforts in and around the Lake Charles area, sign up here

* SBP: is looking for volunteers to help with Hurricane Laura rebuilding efforts in Vinton, LA, sign up here

United Way of Southwest Louisiana: volunteers are needed to help with the Huricane Laura Relief Center and other hurricane recovery projects, sign up here

ACADIANA AREA

* Catholic Charities of Acadiana: looking for volunteers to sign up now to be a Disaster Response volunteer so they can mobilize quickly as the need arises.  Sign up here

* United Way of Acadiana: looking for volunteers to sign up now to help with disaster recovery needs as they arise.  Sign up here

Second Harvest Food Bank: currently looking for volunteers to help pack meals for hurricane response. Sign up here  

* St. Joseph Diner: currently looking for volunteers to assist with food preparation. Sign up here

CENTRAL LOUISIANA 

* United Way of Central Louisiana: looking for volunteers to sign up to help with disaster recovery; please contact Suzy Smart at suzy@unitedwaycenla.org

NEW ORLEANS AREA

HandsOn New Orleans: is utilizing volunteers to help with evacuee resource needs in New Orleans, to help, sign up here  

* Second Harvest Food Bank: currently looking for volunteers to help pack meals for hurricane response, sign up here  

NORTHEAST LOUISIANA AREA

United Way of Northeast Louisianalooking for volunteers to help with debis clean up, sign up here

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

* Red Cross of Louisiana: Is looking for volunteers to support a variety of needs with the Hurricane Laura recovery, learn more here

* United Cajun Navy: is looking for volunteers to help with unloading and sorting donated items at 9550 Dawnadele Ave in Baton Rouge; Volunteers are needed daily from 8am to 5pm; sign up here

* Volunteer Ascension: volunteers are needed to help with their supply drive, sign up here         

FOR HURRICANE SURVIVORS 

* For information on individual assistance such as feeding needs, personal items, and sheltering, please dial 2-1-1 

* If you are in an Parish that was approved for Disaster Assistance through FEMA call 1-800-621-3362 or visit DisasterAssistance.gov 

     - To search for a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), click here     

* Disaster Legal Helpline: 1-844-244-7871 available M-Fri from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; online intake available24 hours per day/7 days per week at www.slls.org.

FOR VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS

Volunteer Toolbox: The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has drafted a Volunteer Toolbox resource for non-profits utilizing volunteers in times of disaster.

Volunteer Hours Tracking: Please see the links below to download GOHSEP forms to track volunteer hours.

Volunteer Forms - Daily

Volunteer Forms - Weekly

Volunteer Forms - Equipment

Volunteer Forms - Materials

COVID-19/Coronavirus

Select a category below to begin searching for volunteer opportunities with the COVID-19 response across the state

                                               

 

For more information on disaster services or to share volunteer needs, contact Volunteer Louisiana at:

- 225-342-6489  

- kchisham@crt.la.gov