Call  for volunteers this Saturday 2/18!

Nonprofits and faith-based groups throughout the region have activated in response to the devastating tornadoes that struck New Orleans East last Tuesday. is serving as the primary point of contact for all of the participating volunteer agencies to coordinate our relief efforts and resources!

Please see our "Tornado Response Volunteer Checklist" for specific information about what to wear, bring, and expect. Many organizations may be able to provide safety equipment and tools, but we suggest you bring your own if you can. 

Due to the hazardous nature of this work, all debris clean-up volunteers must be at least 18 years of age!

You may sign-up in advance to volunteer with one of the following organizations:

City church new orleans

City Church of New Orleans is receiving donations, distributing goods and dispatching teams to neighborhoods to clean up debris.

WHEN: Saturday, 2/18 (and daily Monday through Saturday)

Volunteers should arrive by 9AM

WHERE: 13123 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA 70128

HOW: Volunteers should sign up at

HandsOn United Way Volunteer Center

United Way HandsOn Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers to help clean up debris.

WHEN: Saturday, 2/18

Volunteers should arrive by 8:30AM

WHERE: Camp Restore, 9301 Chef Menteur Hwy New Orleans, LA 70127

HOW: Volunteers should sign up at

Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is seeking volunteer support for debris clean-up.

WHEN: Saturday, 2/18

Clean-up volunteers*: Orientations will be held at 7:30AM and 12:30PM

*Volunteers should be aligned with their faith-based mission. More information is available on their website:

WHERE: 9300 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA 70127

HOW: Volunteers can sign up at

nola tree project

NOLA Tree Project, in partnership with Team Rubicon, is seeking volunteer support for debris clean-up.

WHEN: Saturday, 2/18

  Volunteers should arrive by 9AM

WHERE: You will be contacted directly with your assignment details once you've signed up via their website.

HOW: Volunteers can sign up at

SBP (Formerly st. bernard project)

SBP is conducting immediate cleanup of debris and data collection to complement recovery efforts.

WHEN: SBP is accepting volunteers Thursday, 2/15 through Sunday, 2/19

HOW: Volunteers should sign up

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest is seeking volunteers for food distribution sites and in the Community Kitchen.

HOW: Volunteers may sign up on their website ( 0r by calling (504) 729-2850.

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

Evacuteer Training

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.

Name *
Would you like to be notified about our monthly Evacuteer trainings? *
Are you interested in training as a 3-1-1 specialist? (see description below) *
Do you wish to receive our monthly newsletter? *

Leadership Training

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.