Each of the four Gulf of Mexico states affected by the BP spill have established their own web sites for volunteer coordination within their states. We are working with each of the states to provide email addresses of our volunteers. Everyone who registered at OilSpillVolunteers.com must register at the state sites. The new state registration forms provide much more detail on volunteer qualifications and interests, so that the full OSV database is not directly transferable.
- Volunteer Louisiana – http://www.volunteerlouisiana.gov/ 800.755.5175
- Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service – http://www.mcvs.org
- Volunteer Florida – http://www.volunteerflorida.org/
- 211 Connects Alabama – http://211connectsalabama.org 866.869.4921
If you live outside the region, be aware that the number of local volunteers seems to greatly outnumber the opportunities for volunteers now. You should identify a specific volunteer role before traveling to the Coast.
My family and I are going to try and do something later in June or July, for a weekend.