PREPARE | Volunteer Louisiana


Disaster Volunteer Training 

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


Union Parish CERT Training: Attend a two-day training to learn basic Community Emergency Response Training. 

- Date/Time: Saturday, July 10 and Saturday, July 24; 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

- Location: Farmerville Fire Department - 302 MLK Drive, Farmerville, LA 71241

Register here


CERT Train-the-Trainer: Attend a two-day training to learn how to train and host your own Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in your community. 

 - Date/Time: Monday, August 2nd and Tuesday, August 3rd; 8:30am to 4:00pm

 - Location: State Library, 701 N. 4th Street, Baton Rouge

 - Prerequisite: Basic CERT Training

  Register Here


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.

Intro to City-Assisted Evacuation Volunteer Training:  June 17th from 6pm to 7pm; register here

Intro to City-Assisted Evacuation Volunteer Training:  June 26th from 10am to 11am; register here

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