Volunteering to help with Hurricane Harvey disaster relief

Nurses who wish to volun­teer in Texas for Hurri­cane Harvey relief can register through the Texas Depart­ment of State Health Services’ Texas Disaster Volun­teer Registry. The registry has set up a ​“2017 Hurri­cane Harvey” option under the ​“organi­za­tion” category. 

The Texas State Board of Nursing is not solic­iting volun­teers directly, but they are granting expedited tempo­rary licenses for nurses from state’s that are not part of the Nurse Licen­sure Compact. Washington state is not part of the Compact, so nurse volun­teers from our state will need a tempo­rary license. (See map of current Compact states.)

The American Red Cross is seeking health and mental health profes­sionals to volun­teer.