PREPARE | Volunteer Louisiana


Disaster Volunteer Training 

East Baton Rouge CERT Training

Join us for a two-day training in basic CERT and emergency preparedness on Saturdays, September 10 and September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This training will take place at the EBR Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness located at 3773 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70807. All refreshments, lunch, and training materials will be provided. Registration is required. Sign-up here.


FEMA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 

Join a local CERT team and help out in your community!  Future CERT Trainings to be announced

- To learn more about how to start a CERT team or for questions about CERT training sessions, contact Amanda Smith


Additional Volunteer Training Opportunities

NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps: Learn how to become a volunteer with the city of New Orleans and help serve the community during disasters.


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: Volunteer time can be used to help with cost share during disasters.  Click here for a flyer on the value of volunteer time and 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

Disaster Resources -- Make an Emergency Plan & Make an Emergency Kit  -- includes information on COVID19 precautions

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

National Hurricane Center