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NOLA Ready Evacuation Volunteer

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NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps
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New Orleans, LA

NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps


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Published 3 months ago

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A few hours

Join NOLA Ready & the New Orleans Health Department to help your neighbors safely evacuate this hurricane season.

An estimated 35,000 New Orleanians are unable to evacuate on their own ahead of a major storm. City-Assisted Evacuation provides transportation assistance as an option of last resort for these residents during a mandatory evacuation order.

As an essential part of the evacuation plan, volunteers assist first responders by providing additional staffing at the 17 evacuation bus stops (evacuspots), at the Smoothie King Center where evacuees are triaged and board buses bound for safe shelter out of the area, and at the 3-1-1 call center where evacuees can have their questions answered over the phone. Volunteers still evacuate, just after helping their neighbors beforehand.

Due to the unique nature of this hurricane season occurring simultaneously with the COVID-19 pandemic, all staff, volunteers, and evacuees will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will be required to socially distance if a mandatory evacuation is necessary.

NOLA Ready Evacuation Volunteers will be trained online, will undergo a background check, and will also be called upon for other public safety volunteer opportunities year-round. Volunteer leadership positions are also available for those who are interested. Neighbors helping neighbors is what makes New Orleans strong. Join us!

Learn more, and get involved by signing up for an upcoming volunteer training here: http://ready.nola.gov/evacuation-volunteer

Join NOLA Ready & the New Orleans Health Department to help your neighbors safely evacuate this hurricane season.

An estimated 35,000 New Orleanians are unable to evacuate on their own ahead of a major storm. City-Assisted Evacuation…

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Opportunity
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

New Orleans, LA

How to Apply

Visit our website to learn more and get involved: http://ready.nola.gov/evacuation-volunteer

Visit our website to learn more and get involved: http://ready.nola.gov/evacuation-volunteer

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