Disaster Agency Response Technology (DART)

DART is a suite of technology tools designed to support the missions of NVOAD member agencies. DART is provided by NVOAD and funded by the generous support of donors.DART will be available during significant disaster events.DART training, registration and a sandbox will be available to all agencies, nationwide to promote readiness and utilization at all times.

The DART system supports a true “Whole of Community Approach” and establishes a coordinated effort among agencies, donors, and volunteers. 

While disaster relief agencies require volunteers, supplies, and an initial information of the scope of a disaster, the unorganized inflow of these resources often outweighs their utility.

If you have questions or want to activate DART for your State VOAD, email [email protected]


A comprehensive volunteer management system that provides the capacity for agencies to:  

Register spontaneous/unaffiliated volunteers.

Organize and assign unaffiliated volunteers or groups of volunteers by location, skills, and availability.  

Communicate specific events and scheduled opportunities that unaffiliated volunteers can offer to support.  

Conduct background checks directly from the platform (Verified Volunteers).

Create reports and analytics.

A cutting edge digital marketplace allowing agencies to communicate in-kind donation needs and for corporations and individuals to offer their support. The system provides the capacity for agencies to: 

Express the specific items and services required for relief operations and to update those needs as relief operations evolve from response to recovery. 

Support corporate and individual ability to offer products, services, and transportation to disaster relief organizations based on location and needs. 

Claim donations and to communicate directly with donors to strengthen relations and ensure accuracy of information. 

A state of the art initial client intake system that provides the capacity for agencies individually or in collaboration to:  

Collect initial client information, determine the scope of need, and begin initial contact to begin recovery. 

Track progress through graphics, analytics and metrics on multiple dimensions. 

Ability to transition to a coordinated case management system.   

A comprehensive disaster case management system that conforms to FEMA program requirements and allows for multiagency case management and housing reconstruction.  

Supports an array of analytics and recovery status reports.  

A Situation Report module that allows agencies to:

Share real-time updates and urgent needs


State VOADs

DART will be available for State/Territory VOADs across all fifty-six States and Territories. DART modules will be activated at the request of trained State/Territory VOADs. (Contact the National VOAD Office to arrange an introduction to the DART Modules if you are not already active.) 

National Members

State/Territory VOADs activate DART within their State/Territory. Coordinate with the State VOADs where you active. Permissions will be defined and granted to lead personnel so you can control the use and access to different modules within your organization.

DART is free for State/Territory VOADs, and any National VOAD members once activated within a State.