Louisiana Disaster Services

Disaster Services

Volunteer Louisiana coordinates with volunteers, non-profit organizations, and state and local officials in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. In times of disaster, Volunteer Louisiana is charged with coordinating event-specific spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers through the state’s emergency operations plan. Year-round, Volunteer Louisiana builds capacity through skilled volunteer training, including Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). CERT teams are unique to their community and essential in disaster preparedness and response.

About Disaster Services

Volunteer Louisiana utilizes funding from AmeriCorps Volunteer Generation Fund to provide free skilled volunteer trainings through FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. CERT is a national initiative to educate volunteers in disaster readiness and response in preparation for hazards that may impact their area. The Louisiana CERT program is conducted in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP),

Volunteer Louisiana also supports Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (LAVOAD), promotes involvement in regional VOADs, and is the statewide coordinating agency for Citizen Corps Council

Disaster Resources

GetaGamePlan.org  Make an Emergency Plan  Make an Emergency Kit  Ready.gov