It’s only 10 a.m. (PST) and, although miles away from the site of the spill in the Gulf Coast, I’ve been busy answering calls and responding to emails from my apartment in Davis, CA. Although my organization, the OWCN, is not in charge of the wildlife response in the Gulf Coast spill, rather assisting with the efforts, we’ve received a number of phone calls and emails requesting information from people asking how they can help.
Knowing how difficult it is to be a member of the public wanting information on how you can help during an oil spill, I’ve been responding to each email and phone call as quickly as possible. In addition to responding to calls and emails, the OWCN team and I have been attempting to post the most up-to-date information we have available.
Earlier this morning the Deepwater Horizon spill Joint Information Center posted this information on a volunteer program.
BP has established a volunteer program and set up a toll-free number for people to call. When calling, people should communicate what they are volunteering for what areas they are available to work in. In addition, people can call to learn about the training that is required to work in oil spill clean-up operations. Oil Report Line/Volunteer Line – (866)-448-5816
I would like to take a quick minute to thank everyone who has contacted me asking how they can get involved and help with the response in the Deepwater Horizon spill, and encourage you to please contact the volunteer line (866)-448-5816.