Volunteers Active in Disasters

SN Co. COAD

Shawnee County Regional Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SNCO-RVOAD)

Vision Statement: The Shawnee County Regional VOAD will facilitate the provision of comprehensive disaster services to the people of Shawnee County.

Mission Statement: The Shawnee County Regional VOAD will facilitate the provision of comprehensive disaster services to the people of Shawnee County in the four phases of disaster: preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation.

Resources: Representatives from the SNCO-RVOAD member organizations each have resources from their respecitive agencies. Additionally, the VOAD has developed a Volunteer Reception Center plan as well as a Donations Management plan. Our role is primarily to assist Emergency Management after disasters by coordinating services provided by non-governmental organizations as well as to manage volunteers and donations.

Goals: The mission of the SNCO-RVOAD shall be accomplished and the vision realized by achieving the following goals:

  1. Create a climate of cooperation, trust, and commitment among SNCO-RVOAD agency members and the Shawnee County community.
  2. Develop an effective disaster plan in order to ensure collaborative, effective, and timely disaster response.
  3. Prepare the SNCO-RVOAD member agencies to respond to disasters by:

Core Values:

  1. Cooperation: Treating members as partners
  2. Communication: Sharing information
  3. Coordination: Working together, not competitively
  4. Collaboration: Working together to achieve specific goals

SNCO-RVOAD Chair
Steven L. Christenberry, MS, LMLP
Phone: (785) 232-7904
Email: schristenberry@fsgctopeka.com

KS VOAD Co-Chair

Jerry Parish
Harvesters

Organizational Information:
Bylaws (Updated 12/22/2011)

Resource Directory

VRC Draft

2015 Key Documents:
Shawnee County Regional VOAD Volunteer Reception Center 2015

SHAWNEE COUNTY Donations Management Operations Manual 2015

VOAD Volunteer Sign-In

VOAD Rental Equipment Tracking

VOAD Reception Center Selection Tool

VOAD Product Intake Form B Non Food Items

VOAD Gratis Transportation and Equipment

VOAD Appendix – Donations Management