Volunteer

 

Support your Community by Volunteering with an Oklahoma VOAD Member

Members of Oklahoma VOAD depend on a strong volunteer force to fullfill their mission of helping survivors and their Oklahoma communities following a disaster.

  • Volunteer with an official VOAD organization and be trained before the next event to find meaningful volunteer opportunities following a disaster.
  • There are many types of VOAD organizations for you to find a meaningful way to serve.
  • Check out our member list of community-based, faith-based and other types of non-profit groups in your community that have active disaster programs and need volunteers.

Your generosity and kindness will do much to help communities heal from the tragic consequences of disasters.

These links from some of our Members offer ways to volunteer:

Central and Western Oklahoma Region, Oklahoma City

Eastern Oklahoma Region, Tulsa

Heart of Oklahoma Chapter, Norman 

Each year, the American Red Cross responds immediately to more than 67,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster responses), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters.

Feeding America
 

Feeding America

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma   (Eastern 24 Counties)

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma                    (Central and Western 53 Counties)

 

Feeding America, the nation's largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization, was first involved with disaster relief in 1989 following Hurricane Hugo and the Loma Prieta earthquake that struck San Francisco and the Central California Coast. Since then, Feeding America nationally has taken an active role in recovery efforts following major disasters. On a state level, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (Tulsa) are active members of OKVOAD and support relief efforts through logistics and food distribution expertise.

 

Feed The Children

When disasters hit at home or overseas Feed The Children responds immediately with food and other emergency supplies. Years of experience and a wide range of resources allow quick and efficient assistance to disaster survivors and relief workers.

 

Salvation Army Oklahoma Arkansas Disaster Services 

The Salvation Army of Arkansas and Oklahoma

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

 

 

Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief

The Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board, along with state Baptist convention leaders, has taken the lead in organizing Southern Baptists to respond to disasters. They contribute manpower, ministry, and financial help during floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes, and urban disasters. Southern Baptists have built 335 mobile mass feeding, recovery, child care, command, and other units to date.

 

United Methodist Disaster Response

Oklahoma United Methodist Disaster Response exists to help fill the volunteer and construction voids that long term recovery brings to disaster survivors.  Our focus is on four aspects of a disaster; Preparation, Response, Recovery and Mitigation.