About Us

Pennsylvania Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is an affiliate of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD). 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.

The membership of Pennsylvania VOAD consists of both locally based organizations and local representatives of National organizations. PAVOAD, a coalition of organizations that contribute to developing and sustaining community resiliency throughout the disaster cycle, facilitates and fosters cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration among members and partners to improve preparedness, resilience, response and recovery for more effective outcomes.

Within Pennsylvania PAVOAD maintains the same three regions as the Pennsylvania Emergency Agency. Here is a description of the areas, the lead personnel for 2024 and the regional and local COADs/VOADs.