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Evacuteer & Red Cross Shelter Training

  • Red Cross Building 2640 Canal St New Orleans, LA, 70119 United States (map)


  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Evacuteer Training
  • 10:30 to 2 p.m. Red Cross Shelter Training

Evacuteers serve as the volunteers to assist the evacuation operations before a storm and during the event of a mandatory evacuation. Red Cross Shelter Volunteers assist at the state Red Cross shelters in the event of a voluntary or mandatory evacuation. Your training will be hosted by representatives of both organizations.

About Evacuteer: We a community-focused non-profit. Annually, we recruit, train, and manage 500 active citizen volunteers who provide vital assistance in the event of a mandatory evacuation to more than 35,000 of our fellow New Orleans residents without the means to self-evacuate. We volunteer at the 17 neighborhood pick-up points (Evacuspots), the Union Passenger Terminal in the CBD, and the 311 Call Center in City Hall. 

Details: Evacuteers are neighbors helping neighbors. Each year for hurricane season, we work to empower the community to train with us so that if we are activated, our volunteers are ready to help people register at their local Evacuspots and at the bus station for processing. 

Topics discussed at the training include: 

  • Evacuee flow during the CAE 
  • Registration at the Evacuspots 
  • Evacuteer roles at the Union Passenger Terminal 
  • Evacuteer roles at the NOLA 311 Call Center 
  • Evacuteer roles during re-entry into the city 

Our Evacuteers are asked to serve (1) 7-hour shift, and you'll be finished by the time contraflow opens!  

About Red Cross: The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to the help prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Volunteers make up over 90 percent of the Disaster workforce and make it possible to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters every year, most of them home and apartment fires. Disaster volunteers also provide preparedness services and information before disaster strikes and assist those who have experienced a disaster with their recovery.

Our shelter course is designed to give participants an overview of the American Red Cross policies and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster. It also provides the opportunity to practice the activities.

Come for one or both!