Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness - State of LouisianaSince 1990, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emgergency Preparedness has coordinated several hundred State Disaster Declarations authorized under the Governor's signature. The GOHSEP staff is poised and ready to serve the people of Louisiana at a moment’s notice.
Disaster Recovery Division - Donate/Volunteer

Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (LAVOAD)
The purpose of this coalition is to the increase the capacity of the member groups to facilitate increasing capacities of direct service providers. Its mission is to foster, through cooperation in mitigation and response, more effective service to people affected by disaster.

LAVOAD has an Interactive Resource and Service Map, which provides information on organizations and non profits that provide services during times of crisis across the State of Louisiana.

Please visit Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (LAVOAD) webpage for the most up-to-date information on LAVOAD’s current disaster response efforts.

LA Citizen Corps
Citizen Corps was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.

Visit the Citizen Corps webpage for more information on how you can get involved.

State Citizen Corps Coordinator:
Chelsea Brown
7667 Independence Blvd, Baton Rouge, La 70810

Volunteers and donations play a vital role in disaster response and recovery worldwide. Learn how you can help today!
Donors should be wary of anyone who claims that "everything is needed." Get precise information and confirm the need before you donate.

To prevent waste, donations of goods should be made only to agencies that have requested specific items. Visit the Louisiana VOAD webpage for a list of members in Louisiana.

Donations needed in Louisiana by the Louisiana VOAD are listed on the Aid Matrix Network webpage.
In a disaster, the Louisiana Serve Commission, in partnership with the state’s Volunteer Centers and HandsOn affiliates, serves to provide information about volunteer needs.

If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities visit Volunteer Louisiana, or contact the Volunteer Center or HandsOn affiliate in a particular parish.

Visit The Louisiana Association of Volunteer Center Directors (LAVCD) for more information on the Volunteer Center and HandsOn affiliates.