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The City of New Orleans



What is the NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps?

The NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps is a dedicated group of individuals committed to enhancing community resilience in New Orleans. Our volunteers play a vital role in various aspects of emergency preparedness and response, including outreach, education, and support during times of crisis, such as hurricane season. By joining forces with us, volunteers have the opportunity to make a significant impact, ensuring that New Orleans is prepared and resilient in the face of any adversity.






NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps works in partnership with our affiliates:

New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps

Within the NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps is the New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps (NOMRC), a specialized group of volunteers that assist in public health emergency preparedness and response efforts.

Activities include:

  • Community outreach
  • Vaccination clinics
  • First aid stations
  • Shelter staffing
  • Evacuation assistance


Volunteer for NOMRC


The New Orleans EMS VIGOR program allows certified EMTs and Paramedics to ride along with EMS crews and respond to 911 calls for service.

  • Function as a third rider on an ambulance
  • Assist in supervised patient care
  • Support medical coverage for major events


Volunteer for VIGOR

Internship Opportunities

The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) invites undergraduate and graduate students with interests in emergency management, hazard mitigation, disaster recovery, and resilience to apply for unpaid, semester-long or flexible internship positions. Interns will be paired with NOHSEP staff to work in the following fields:

  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Crisis Communications & Public Information
  • Community Engagement 
  • Emergency Operations & Logistics
  • Emergency Planning
  • GIS & Mapping
  • Public Health Disaster Management
  • Homeland Security & Public Safety


Apply to intern