Minnesota 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 Minnesota VOAD consists of both locally based organizations and local representatives of National organizations. Our mission is to strengthen the capabilities of organizations working together in our State/Territory to respond to communities affected by disaster. Minnesota VOAD member organizations cover a broad range of missions and technical expertise, and adhere to the 4 Cs: Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration.
Minnesota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (MNVOAD) is the state affiliate of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. MNVOAD works to foster more effective service to people who have, or may in the future be affected by disasters through communication, coordination, cooperation, and collaboration among our member voluntary agencies and various partners.
Organizational membership is open to volunteer-based, nonprofit entities with disaster response, recovery, and/or preparedness programs in Minnesota.
Membership categories are:
- Member — $75.00 per year. Voluntary and professional service organizations. Full membership rights including voting.
- Associate: $40.00 per year. All membership benefits but no voting rights.
- Partner — No annual dues. Partners in government organizations, community service organizations, the business community, VOAD affiliates from other states. Although such partners are not required to pay the annual dues, regular or one-time financial donations are most welcome!
MNVOAD is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations and membership dues help with MNVOAD operational expenses and support collaboration capacity building in Minnesota.