Governor says Louisiana needs healthcare volunteers

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Governor John Bel Edwards said on Thursday that the State is looking for volunteers to help shore up its healthcare system as COVID-19 continues to spread across the state.

He said the State is looking for healthcare students, graduates, or active members/retirees of the healthcare workforce to volunteer their time.

He says they are looking for volunteers with backgrounds in the fields of medicine, nursing, allied health professions, dentistry, counseling, mental/behavioral health, laboratory science, among others.

This is a partnership of all higher education institutions in Louisiana, led by the University of Louisiana System and Louisiana State University, to mobilize our students and graduates in healthcare professions.

You can still volunteer in another capacity if you don't have healthcare training. Opportunities are available in care coordination, community engagement, technology assistance, and more.

To sign up to volunteer, click here.