About Us

Founded: February 05, 1991

Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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. Tennessee VOAD member organizations cover a broad range of missions and technical expertise and adhere to the 4 Cs: Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration.

TNVOAD Mission

Tennessee VOAD is a consortium of recognized state voluntary organizations, governmental agencies, and others with an interest in, and/or who are active in disaster relief. Its mission is to foster through cooperation in mitigation and response, more effective service to people affected (imperiled or impacted) by disasters.

TNVOAD Purpose

To bring together voluntary organizations, government agencies and others, to foster more efficient service to people affected by a disaster in the State of Tennessee through COOPERATION, COORDINATION, COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION, EDUCATION, and MITIGATION, at all community levels.

Resources That Can Be Requested Through VOAD

  • Advocacy
  • Animal Assistance/Shelter/Care
  • Blankets
  • Case Management
  • Chain Sawing
  • Childcare/Counselling
  • Clean-up
  • Communications
  • Community Outreach
  • Community Unmet Needs Assessment
  • Construction Estimating
  • Coordination of Services
  • Counselling
  • Credit Counseling
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Damage Assessment
  • Debris Removal
  • Distribution of Goods
  • Disaster Health Services
  • Disaster Welfare Inquiry
  • Donations Management
  • Elder Care
  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Emergency Repairs
  • Emergency Supplies
  • Emotional/Spiritual Care
  • Equipment
  • Financial Services
  • Fiscal Agent Long Term Recovery
  • Funeral Services
  • Gutting
  • Information
  • Listening/Referral
  • Long Term Recovery
  • Mass Care
  • Mass Feeding (Fixed)
  • Mass Feeding (Mobile)
  • Mass Sheltering
  • Mental Health Crisis Counseling
  • Mitigation Guidance
  • Muck out
  • Organizational Capacity Planning
  • Organizational Mentoring
  • Power/Pressure Washing
  • Preparedness & Planning
  • Rebuilding
  • Sandbagging
  • Sanitization
  • Search and Rescue
  • Short-term Econ Development
  • Shower/Laundry
  • Support for Responders
  • Technical Assistance
  • Therapy Animals
  • Translation Services
  • Transportation
  • Volunteer Services/Coordination
  • Volunteer Reception
  • Warehousing