Membership

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

  • 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 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 qualify under the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)3, or similar status.

  • Maintain policies and programs for the 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 CLICK HERE to complete the membership application and pay dues online or print and complete the Regular Member Organization application, scan, and email to membership@wvvoad.org.

*Due are $100/year for the regular membership

Associate Non-Voting Membership

The associate category of membership, which has a voice but no vote, may be granted to organizations, government agencies, or businesses that do not meet all of the criteria of the 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, click the Associate member Organization application, scan, and email to membership@wvvoad.org.

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