Sound the Alarm - Save a Life.
Home fires kill more people every year than all other disasters combined. United Way of Southeast Louisiana has partnered with the American Red Cross to install 1000 smoke alarms in the New Orleans area and we're in need of volunteers. There are several volunteer opportunities available throughout our area.
There are a variety of ways to help at this event. Please see below for a general description
of these options and indicate any preference you have in terms of how you'd like to help us on the day of the event.
Volunteer Safety Educator: Educates the family on fire safety
and assists with completing a disaster plan while the smoke alarms
are being installed. This volunteer should be comfortable speaking
with a wide variety of individuals.
Volunteer Smoke Alarm Installer: Installs smoke alarms in
homes during the canvassing event. This volunteer should be
comfortable using a ladder and a power drill.
Volunteer Documenter: Records information about each home
and the number of alarms installed. This person should be
comfortable completing basic paperwork.
All events will be held from 10 AM until 1 PM. Please join us to help keep our neighbors safe from home fires.
Our volunteers help make our communities a better place for us all to live. Browse all of our available volunteer opportunities as we continue towards our goal of 300,000 service hours as part of the New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration.