There are many ways to volunteer to help make NOLA Ready. Once you are prepared, consider volunteering some of your time with one of these preparedness and public safety programs.
Ready to make a real difference to those who need the most assistance during a City-wide emergency? evacuteer.org recruits, trains and manages evacuation volunteers (evacuteers) who assist with City Assisted Evacuation for roughly 25,000+ New Orleanians without their own means of transportation. evacuteer.org manages all volunteers who work at the 17 neighborhood pick-up points, the Union Passenger Terminal (UPT) and City Hall. Find out how you can help.
American Red Cross
A volunteer-led humanitarian service organization, the Red Cross trains almost 12 million people in vital lifesaving skills every year. The City of New Orleans works closely with the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross, which serves 13 parishes and more than 1.6 million people throughout Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. John, Assumption, Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Bernard, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes, and offers numerous volunteer trainings and opportunities to support and respond during emergencies or disasters. Learn more here.
The New Orleans Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains citizens to prepare for, and respond to, emergencies in their communities. CERT is a critical component of the national Citizen Corps program, which makes communities safer, stronger, and better prepared through education, training, and volunteer service.
New Orleans Regional Medical Corps (NOMRC)
Are you interested in volunteering during a public health emergency? The Medical Reserve Corps offers opportunities for both medical and non-medical volunteers to serve during emergencies at evacuation sites, shelters and points of dispensing. The NOMRC also assists the community by providing first aid stations at planned events and preparedness trainings at health fairs and other events.