Criteria for Membership

National VOAD membership is divided into National Members, State Members and Partners. National membership is subdivided into three tiers; tier one, tier two and associate membership.

Tier One Criteria:

  • Activated and or deployed to five Presidentially Declared disasters within the last three years
  • Current and actively participating members of 10 State/Territory VOADs
  • One or more of the following: A total organizational budget in excess of $15 million OR a total number of staff and volunteers in excess of 2,500 OR Proven disaster experience of at least 15 years

Tier Two Criteria:

  • Activated and or deployed to three Presidentially Declared disasters within the last three years
  • Current and actively participating members of 5 State/Territory VOADs
  • One or more of the following:  A total organizational budget of at least $1 million OR a total number of staff and volunteers in excess of 300

Associate Criteria:

  • Collaborative desire to grow and strengthen the VOAD movement
  • Provent national disaster mission and capacity
  • Have had an IRS tax-exempt status for at least two years prior to membership application

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