We are now referring all flood relief volunteers to other disaster recovery agencies who are working in the Baton Rouge area to help families return to safe, stable, healthy housing.
We want to thank all of the amazing volunteers who have come out to serve with us in the worst natural disaster to affect the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy. We've made new friends, and strengthened our relationships with old ones. We are so grateful for the opportunity to help our neighbors in Baton Rouge, as they have done the same for us in New Orleans many times over.
New Orleans + Baton Rouge = One.
We are now shifting our energies back to our New Orleans operations, and referring volunteers out to nonprofit organizations with the experience and resources that are needed to facilitate the continuing recovery from this catastrophic disaster.
If you're a volunteer interested in helping Louisiana flood victims return to their homes, please reach out to one of the following groups for work deployment and housing information:
Become an Evacuteer
You can see a list of upcoming Evacuteer training dates with registration links on our Events page.
Our mission is to support our neighbors using the City Assisted Evacuation with our pre-trained volunteer corps of 500. Evacuteers are expected to serve at least one 7-hour shift two-to-three days before a hurricane makes landfall. Roles differ from registering evacuees at an Evacuspot, to answering calls at City Hall's 311 call service, or assisting with loading buses at the bus station downtown. Everyone is trained and equipped with the rules of the City Assisted Evacuation and ready to register and help evacuees catch a safe ride out of town.
If you're 18 or older and willing to work at least one 7-hour shift prior to your own evacuation, join us by becoming an Evacuteer today. See the event links below. If you have questions, please see our Volunteer FAQ page.
The basic Evacuteer public training is offered from March-September each year, and takes approximately 1 hour at a local partner site or one of the New Orleans public libraries. During the training you will learn details of how the New Orleans City Assisted Evacuation (CAE) process works and the roles we play in that process. We will discuss what is expected of Evacuteers during a potential activation and how you will be notified.
Additional Training Opportunities
3-1-1 Specialist Training
The 3-1-1 call center is the New Orleans based information hotline based at City Hall. Because more citizens may be calling in at this time, Evacuteers train and help operate the phones during all major storm events. During a mandatory evacuation, Specialists typically serve prior to the start of City Assisted Evacuation , so if you would like to serve in both capacities-- please do!
1. Train as Evacuteer at one of our public trainings
2. Find 3-1-1 Specialist training dates
*All registration links are listed on our Events page.
Leadership is for those standout existing Evacuteers who want to step up to manage groups of our volunteers during activation. This level requires a commitment of a two-year minimum. It also requires completion of FEMA online courses IS 100, 200, 700 & 800 for emergency operations and incident command. These can be completed on your own time and online here. The 6-hour training and emergency drill gives an in-depth review of the CAE process from the perspective of an Evacuspot Captain and other leadership roles. To inquire about becoming an Evacuteer Leader, please see our Contact page.