From the US Coast Guard (Twitter @USCG) Information on volunteering to assist the Deepwater Horizon clean-up along the US Gulf Coast in response to the recent BP Oils Spill (MS Word DOC) this via Twitter
The U.S. Coast Guard leads the volunteer effort if shoreline cleanup is needed. Shoreline cleanup volunteers must have training including hazardous materials training required by OSHA and EPA. Only volunteers who have been trained and provide appropriate certification are allowed to assist.
To address potential wildlife impacts, BP has contracted with Tri-State Bird and Rescue. Tri-State works with trained and certified volunteers to help recover and clean impacted wildlife. A toll-free number 800-557-1401 has been established to report oiled or injured wildlife. People are urged not to attempt to help injured or oiled animals, but to report any sightings via the toll-free number.