National VOAD

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Since the founding of National VOAD in 1970, many lessons have been learned, skills developed and best practices shared. This resulted in the establishment of a commitment to shared values, the 4Cs of communication, coordination, collaboration, and cooperation as guiding principles for how we operate and resolve conflict, as well as various Points of Consensus and other protocols for guiding the work of individual member organizations and the collective efforts of the collaborative.

Today, National VOAD is a coalition of 70+ of the nation’s most reputable national organizations (faith-based, community-based and other non-profit organizations) and 56 State/Territory VOADs.

Recognizing that all sectors of society must work together to foster more resilient, self-reliant communities nationwide, National VOAD facilitates partnerships with federal, state and local emergency management and other governmental agencies, as well as for-profit corporations, foundations, and educational and research institutions.

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Partnership Month 2024

FEMA and NVOAD invite you to attend Partnership Month 2024, which celebrates and showcases the work we do together. This year’s event will be a month-long celebration of the partnerships that make emergency management possible. It will feature virtual events and an in-person day of service. FEMA Region 6 is hosting a variety of virtual presentations and panel discussions throughout the month of April.

You are also invited to submit a video showcasing how your agency, business, or organization helps people before, during and after disasters, to be featured in a “Virtual Exhibit Hall” developed by Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC). Videos may be produced and edited, filmed with an iPhone, or anything in between. Please submit a completed version of the footage/video no later than COB Tuesday, April 30th, 2024.  Footage/Video File Specifications:

• Length: 1 minute or less
• Resolution: 1080p
• Format: .MP4
• Size: 100MB or less
• Accessibility: Please provide closed captioning by including a script of the dialogue as well as an .SRT file.

Please email [email protected] for uploading procedures.