About Indiana VOAD


Indiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is a nonpartisan membership network that serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response, recovery and mitigation—to help communities prepare for and recover from disasters.
To fulfill this mission, Indiana VOAD fosters more effective service to people affected by disaster through convening mechanisms, outreach, advocacy, and as a champion and facilitator for the application of our
values and core principle.
The Indiana VOAD coalition includes over 50 of the most reputable national organizations (faith-based, community-based and other non-governmental organizations) and over 20 local Community
Organizations Active in Disasters (COADs), which represent hundreds of other organizations throughout the state.


The Indiana VOAD adhere to the principles established by the National VOAD.  The principles are referred to as the 4C's:

  • Cooperation
  • Communication
  • Coordination
  • Collaboration

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