Below are some resources that you can use to find opportunities to pitch in.
BP and the federal government have established an official hotline for volunteers at 1-866-448-5816. You can also find information on getting involved at Volunteer Louisiana, the official state website for local volunteering.
If you have a boat in Louisiana and want to help with the oil spill response, BP is telling volunteers to contact Vince Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-745-8017.
News Updates on the Response
In addition to local news sources, you can get updates on the federal response at DeepwaterHorizonResponse.com.
Updates on the state response can be found at Emergency.Louisiana.gov.
Emergency Contact Information
If you would like to report oiled wildlife, spill related damage, or oil on land, please use the following contact numbers:
• To report oiled wildlife, please call 1-866-557-1401 and leave a message. Messages will be checked hourly.
• To discuss spill related damage, please call 1-800-440-0858.
• To report oil on land or for general community and volunteer information, please call 1-866-448-5816.