DISASTER SERVICES | Volunteer Louisiana




- A list of Hurricane Ida resources can be found at www.hurricanerecovery.la.gov 

- Mold Remediation is an important step in the rebuilding process. Check out these tips and guidelines from SBP and LSU Ag Center.

- When disaster strikes, people often need legal help. Free civil legal aid from your local legal aid office may be available. Call the disaster helpline at 1-844-244-7871 or apply online at www.slls.org.

- If you have disaster-related questions, call 211  

- If you're out-of-state and trying to reach the Louisiana 211, call 800-755-5175

- For shelter information, text LASHELTER to 898-211

Register for DSNAP assistance at http://www.dcfs.la.gov/page/dsnap-registration

- To apply for disaster aid, contact FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA or DisasterAssistance.gov 

- Find a food bank near you here or call 211 or 232 to find a distribution near you. 

- Connect to trained counselors via the The Keep Calm hotline. It is available 24/7 and all calls are confidential. Call 1-800-310-7977. 


 - If you are a medical professional who wants to volunteer, you can register with the Louisiana Department of Health at https://www.lava.dhh.louisiana.gov/

- If you are already affiliated with a response organization, please contact them directly. They will let you know when conditions are safe and when they will begin deploying volunteers. 

- If you are not already affiliated with a response organization, you can sign up at https://volunteerlouisiana.galaxydigital.com/user/register/ We will keep you updated on volunteer opportunities and let you know when response organizations begin accepting additional volunteers.

IMPORTANT: Please do not self-deploy. Connect and affiliate with an organization, then delpoy when invited to do so. Unaffiliated, self-deployed volunteers can create additional burdens on affected communities and can pull resources away from survivors.


* Watch a brief video  or read some guidelines on how to volunteer safely during the COVID-19 situation        


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 GOHSEP forms to track volunteer hours.

Volunteer Forms - Daily

Volunteer Forms - Weekly

Volunteer Forms - Equipment

Volunteer Forms - Materials