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

Additional Volunteer Training Opportunities

NOLA Ready Evacuation Volunteer: Learn how to become an evacuation volunteer this hurricane season. NOLA Ready will host online virtual trainings on "Intro to City-Assited Evacuation (CAE 100)":

- Wednesday, October 21st, 6-7pm; register here

- Thursday, November 12th, 6-7pm; 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