This page is for those wishing to learn more about news, events, and opportunities related to the coordination of voluntary efforts and donations management before, during, and after disasters.
Voluntary Organization Partnership Day
FEMA and the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) would like to invite you to Voluntary Organization Partnership Day. The event is scheduled for July 26, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Capitol (550 C Street, SW, Washington, DC) from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. This event promotes and recognizes the services voluntary, community, and faith-based organizations provide to disaster survivors. During the day, several voluntary organizations and groups from within FEMA will be part of an exhibit showcase that will be open to the public. There will also be informal discussion panels on various topics and an opportunity to meet with subject matter experts. If you would like more information please contact AC Claud, Alfred.Claud@fema.dhs.gov, FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaison. Click here to download the invitation.
Keep up with News, Events, and Opportunities
There are various ways to learn about events and opportunities related to your geographic or topical area of interest.
Connect with others regarding your geographic or topical area of interest, such as your local or state emergency management agency, Regional Voluntary Agency Liaison, and additional organizations and networks. Organizations often promote events and opportunities for their community of interest via their website and social media accounts.
For example, the ADA National Network and FEMA have partnered to deliver a monthly webinar series: Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. The webinar schedule and descriptions are available online.
Sign-up for informational emails, such as alerts during disasters in your state, FEMA's External Affairs Bulletin (weekly updates archived online), FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaison Community Engagement Updates, and additional FEMA email subscriptions.
- Find out about upcoming Events hosted by the Voluntary Agency Coordination team.
- Learn how the VALs can help your organization Get Involved in disaster response and recovery.
- Gain access to a variety of useful Resources.
- Discover Training opportunities for your organization and volunteers.
The Voluntary Agency Liaison mission is to establish, foster, and maintain relationships among government, voluntary, faith-based, and community partners to strengthen capabilities and support the delivery of inclusive, equitable services by empowering communities to address disaster-related unmet needs.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
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