Become an Evacuteer
The power of us is not just our tagline, it's what we live by. We cannot achieve our mission to support the City of New Orleans during a mandatory evacuation without volunteers. 500 to be exact; every hurricane season. If you're 18 or older and willing to work at least one shift prior to your own evacuation, join us by becoming an Evacuteer today.
The basic Evacuteer training is offered dozens of times every year and takes 90 minutes. During the training you will learn details of how the New Orleans City Assisted Evacuation (CAE) process works and the roles that Evacuteers play in that process. We will discuss what is expected of Evacuteers during a potential activation and how you will be notified. You can see a list of upcoming Evacuteer training dates with registration links on our Events page.
3-1-1 Specialist Training
Are you already a trained Evacuteer and interested in taking on a greater role? Consider becoming a 3-1-1 Specialist. Evacuteers have supplemented the ranks of 3-1-1 call specialists even during storms that did not require a mandatory evacuation, but might still result in increased calls to the city's information line. Once you are already a trained Evacuteer, you're ready for specialized training on the 3-1-1 call center operations. Find 3-1-1 Specialist training dates and registration links on our Events page.
Leadership & Logistics Training
Leadership and logistics training is for those already trained Evacuteers who want to step up to a more senior level and help manager groups of volunteers during activation. This level does require a longer-term commitment, a minimum of two seasons. It also requires completion of several FEMA online courses related to emergency operations and incident command. These can be completed on your own time and online. The day long leadership training and emergency drill will review the CAE process, but from the perspective of and Evacuspot Captain and other leadership roles. Find dates and registration links for Leadership and Logistics training on our Events page.