If you are a licensed Healthcare Professional:Click Here for Louisiana Volunteers in Action (LAVA), an initiative of the Louisiana Department of Health
Examples include: physician, physician assistant, registered nurse, or certified nursing assistant, among others who are practicing within the scope of their license.
If you are a student in healthcare fields:Click Here to Register
Examples include: medicine, nursing and allied health professions, laboratory technology, radiology, public health, epidemiology, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, counseling, mental/behavioral health, laboratory science, among others.
If you are a student in non-healthcare fields:Click Here to Register
Examples include: logistics, communications, marketing, business management, social media, social services, community engagement, data sciences, computer science, technology assistance, among others.
Share your Volunteer Experience:Post-Engagement Volunteer Survey
Led by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division, COVID-19LAVolunteers.org is a partnership between universities and colleges across Louisiana to mobilize students as volunteers. The goal of this partnership is to ease the burden on the healthcare system that is stretched critically thin and to provide some relief to the healthcare workers. Voluntary organizations across the state will begin to see the same as demands for their services escalate. Students from across Louisiana universities and colleges are our force multiplier – they are our weapon in the fight against COVID-19.
The website allows students and professionals with backgrounds in virtually all areas of health care, including the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health professions, laboratory technology, radiology, public health, epidemiology, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, counseling, mental/behavioral health, laboratory science, among others.
Students and professionals with academic training in non-healthcare disciplines such as logistics, communications, marketing, business, management social media, social services, community engagement, data sciences, computer science, technology assistance can also sign up to triage phone calls, coordinate volunteers, provide logistical support or technology assistance, and other such essential services.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the LSU Health Care Services Division, lead academic organizations on the project, have coordinated with other universities and community colleges through the University of Louisiana System, Louisiana State University System, and the Louisiana Board of Regents. Lead voluntary organizations in the partnership include the Volunteer Louisiana initiative of the Lt. Governor’s office, the Louisiana Association of United Ways, and the Louisiana Volunteers in Action (LAVA) initiative of the Louisiana Department of Health.
Other strategic academic partners include: LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Southern University System, and the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (LAICU).
We are thankful for to our private sector partners Unite Us and Twillio for graciously donating their technology platforms and valuable technical support.
Please take a few minutes to tell us share your volunteer experience. This information will be reported back to your academic colleges and university administrators for them to appreciate your contribution to the state’s fight against COVID-19.Post-Engagement Volunteer Survey