Who We Are

Since our founding in 1970, National VOAD Member organizations have worked tirelessly to assist communities affected by disasters. Over the past 44 years, the VOAD movement has grown to include more than 100 Member organizations.

Guided by the core principles of the 4Cs — cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration — National VOAD Members provide the leadership that builds strong, resilient communities and delivers hope in times of need.

National VOAD, an association of organizations that mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters, provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.


National VOAD will be the recognized non-governmental leader of the disaster preparedness, response, and recovery sector. National VOAD members and partners represent a powerful force of goodwill in America. Through the VOAD network, WE provide the leadership that makes our communities stronger and more resilient. In times of need, WE deliver hope for a more positive future.

National VOAD is led by Member organization volunteers and staff who are champions in the preparedness and disaster services community. Many volunteer their time to serve on our Committees and Task Forces, as members of our Board of Directors, or participants at the annual National VOAD Conference.