PREPARE | Volunteer Louisiana


FEMA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

LAVA/LDH Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training (LAVA/LDH Volunteers, by Invitation Only - Subject to Approval)

Attend a CERT Training to learn about basic disaster-response skills, including fire safety, light search and rescue,

team organization, and disaster medical operations.

When: Friday and Saturday, April 24th & 25th; 9:00am - 5:00pm Register

Location: Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture and Forestry, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 5825 Flordia Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806


Additional Volunteer Training Opportunities


Resources 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 the GOHSEP forms to track volunteer hours.

Volunteer Forms - Daily

Volunteer Forms - Weekly

Volunteer Forms - Equipment

Volunteer Forms - Materials


Additional Disaster Resources

Louisiana Emergency Website

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness


National Hurricane Center