Become a Member

State/Territory VOAD membership is an act of cooperation that provides your organization with communication tools to collaborate with other State/Territory VOAD members on disaster relief coordination. State/Territory VOAD membership will change the way you are able to serve communities in need.

Benefits of Membership

Below are some benefits of State/Territory VOAD membership:

Access to Resources, Training, and Other Learning Opportunities

State/Territory VOADs offer members a wide array of resources and educational opportunities for organizations, and volunteers.

Committees/Task Forces

Members and Partners gather around topical issues and programmatic activities to improve the delivery of services throughout the disaster cycle, and to further create a climate for cooperation.

Incident Response and Recovery Coordination

In support of our member?s work to respond to a disaster or help a community recover, we help coordinate and facilitate communication and actions among member organizations, emergency management agencies and other organizations.

Peer to Peer Networking

State/Territory VOADs offer their members numerous opportunities to share and discuss best practices and partner on common issues with COADs and regional VOADs.

Membership Categories and Dues

Find the category of membership and follow the links to complete registration.

Member Agencies are voluntary and professional service organizations that serve communities in Minnesota, and/or are affiliates of National VOAD. Full membership rights including voting.

EXAMPLE: American Red Cross – Minnesota and Dakotas Region

Associate Agencies are subsidiary organizations that are affiliated with Member Agencies in Minnesota. Full membership rights except for voting.

EXAMPLE: American Red Cross – Twin Cities Chapter

Partners: Partners are generally government, business entities or individuals who 1) may be unable to join due to their charter, 2) are persons who support the MNVOAD Mission, or 3) actively coordinate with MNVOAD Member Agencies during disasters. Membership is free, however donations are encouraged.

EXAMPLE: Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM)

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