About Missouri VOAD



The purpose and objective of MOVOAD is to coordinate planning efforts of the many voluntary organizationss responding to, preparing for, recovering from and mitigating against disaster. Member organizations provide more effective and less duplicated services by organizing efforts before disaster strikes. MOVOAD has proven to be the most effective method for the wide variety of volunteers and organizations that wish to come together during a disaster and work through a crisis. 

Members of the Missouri VOAD form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission.



The Missouri VOAD adheres to the principles established by the National VOAD.  

  • Cooperation

  • Coordination

  • Communication

  • Education

  • Leadership Development

  • Mitigation

  • Outreach

  • Collaboration


These principles serve as the foundation for the Missouri VOAD as it collaborates with local, regional and national partners to coordinate disaster relief, response and recovery efforts in times of disaster.