How You Can Volunteer

 

As recovery and relief efforts begin to assist victims, well-meaning volunteers are being urged not to report directly to the affected areas unless directed by a volunteer agency, local church or community organizations. In the coming weeks, months and years, please visit the USA Freedom Corps Volunteer Network to find opportunities to engage in ongoing relief efforts and prepare for future disasters.

There are also a number of humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations in the affected area.

Network for Good: Help Hurricane Victims

 

 

MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS:

The Office of The Surgeon General and the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness are in the process of mobilizing and identifying healthcare professionals and relief personnel. If you are a Healthcare Professional or relief personnel with medical or health-related expertise, please go to https://volunteer.ccrf.hhs.gov.

 

VOLUNTEER YOUR HOME OR APARTMENT

Hurricane Katrina has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless.
But thousands of people throughout the region are stepping up to offer
free shelter to those in need. 254,203 beds volunteered so far! http://www.hurricanehousing.org/

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT

If you have police service skills, please contact your local Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS).

 

DISASTER RELIEF

If you are a trained in special disaster relief skills, please contact your state Citizen Corps representative or County Emergency Manager Or Habitat for Humanity

 

FIRE FIGHTERS

If you are a trained fire fighter, please contact your local Fire Corps.