DISASTER SERVICES | Volunteer Louisiana



On-Going Disaster Volunteer Opportunities  

Below is a listing of current volunteer needs related to hurricane recovery, COVID, and other needs in Louisiana.  Please contact the organizations directly if you are intersted in volunteering.  Also note that recovery from major storms 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


City of New Orleans/NOLA Ready: is looking for volunteers to join the NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps; Sign up here

* Rebuilding Together New Orleans: is looking for volunteers to help with immediate debris removal and securing property and roofs; 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

* Samaritan's Purseis on the ground with volunteers helping with recovery from Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles and Deridder; Sign up here

Rebuilding Together Catholic Charities of Acadiana: looking for volunteers to help with disaster recovery from Hurricanes Laura and Delta; Sign up here

* United Way of Acadiana: looking for volunteers to help with a variety of disaster recovery needs; Sign up here

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

United Way of Central Louisiana: looking for volunteers to sign up to help with disaster recovery; Sign up here

United Way of Northeast Louisiana: looking for volunteers to help with debis clean up; Sign up here

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


* Volunteers of America of Southeast Louisiana, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health is looking for Volunteer Runners to help pick up and deliver immediate needs (food, medication) to COVID positive individuals quarantined at home.  Volunteer Runners are especially needed in the following parishes: New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Acadiana, Shreveport, Monroe and surrounding areas.  Sign up to volunteer here



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

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

- 225-342-6489  

- kchisham@crt.la.gov