Membership to the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, Inc.
Mission: WV VOAD is a humanitarian association of independent organizations that may be active in all phases of disaster. Its mission is to identify unmet needs and facilitate efficient, streamlined service delivery to those imperiled or impacted by disaster while eliminating duplication of effort through cooperation in the four phases of disaster: preparation, response, recovery and mitigation.
Purpose: WV VOAD is not a competing or exclusionary organization. WV VOAD is intended to be a network of organizations active in disaster. Each WV VOAD member organization will maintain its own identity and independence, while closely collaborating with other WV VOAD member organizations, faith groups, and local, state or federal authorities. WV VOAD takes no role in providing direct services. Direct services are provided by member agencies.
Regular Non-Voting Membership
West Virginia affiliates or chapters of national organizations that are members of NVOAD should be eligible for membership in WV VOAD. Other voluntary organizations in West Virginia may be accepted as approved by the regular membership if they:
- Have a not-for-profit structure and quality under the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)3, or similar status.
- Maintain policies and programs for commitment of resources to the needs of people affected by disaster without discrimination.
- Are voluntary in the sense that they include volunteers in the provision of their services.
To apply please print and complete the Regular Member Organization Application, scan and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Dues are $100/year for regular membership
Associate Non-Voting Membership
The associate category of membership, which has voice but no vote, may be granted to organizations, government agencies, or businesses that do not meet all of the criteria for regular membership, have a disaster, mitigation, preparedness, and/or response program, and a policy for commitment of resources to meet the needs of people affected by disaster without discrimination.
To apply please print and complete the Associate Member Organization Application, scan and email to email@example.com