Those interested in volunteering to assist in Florida are encouraged to learn about opportunities at www.volunteerflorida.org, the website of Volunteer Florida, the state’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service that administers federal, state, and local funding for service programs. Individuals looking to volunteer at shelters, should complete shelter operations training online and submit a registration form. Since the damages are unknown as of now, potential volunteers are asked to seek opportunities with charitable organizations that are currently stocking supplies. The website is frequently updated, so please check back for new information.
Anyone looking to get involved after Hurricane Irma has passed, is encouraged to volunteer with local and nationally known organizations. A list of volunteer websites are available at www.nvoad.org.
If you are a nurse and available to volunteer, please email BPRCHDPreparedness@flhealth.gov to volunteer.
Those interested in volunteering to assist in Texas and Louisiana for Hurricane Harvey recovery, L.A. Works encourages volunteers already in the area (don’t self-deploy if you are not already there!) to contact Volunteer Houston, a HandsOn Network affiliate of L.A. Works through the Points of Light, for opportunities to get involved. You can also support first responder organizations like FEMA and the American Red Cross.
For some additional ways to support the recovery effort, click here to learn what you can do now to help.