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DISASTER SERVICES

                

Disaster Volunteer Opportunities  

Below is a listing of current volunteer needs related to hurricane recovery in Louisiana.  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

HURRICANE ZETA 

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

HURRICANES LAURA/DELTA

SOUTHWEST/LAKE CHARLES AND SURROUNDING AREAS

* Salvation Army: looking for volunteers to help with hurricane recovery; 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

* 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 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; 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     

FOR HURRICANE SURVIVORS 

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

* To self report damage from the storms, visit damage.la.gov 

* 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