Membership Guidelines

 Georgia VOAD Membership Guidelines

 

REGULAR MEMBERS

Organizations that meet the following criteria are eligible for a Regular membership in Georgia VOAD.

 

Criteria

  • Must be a voluntary organization
  • Organization must have a disaster response program and policy for delivery of services to address the needs of people and communities affected by disasters, without discrimination
  • Organization should be statewide in scope
  • Organization must meet one of the following conditions:
    • Be a not-for-profit organization (under IRS Code 501 (c)(3), or
    • Have a formal agreement with another organization that has IRS 501 (c)(3) standing that will serve as a fiscal agent
  • Regional VOADs/COADs may also participate as Regular members (with on vote per regional VOAD/COAD)

 

Conditions of Membership

  • Voting rights
  • Eligible to run for Georgia VOAD offices
  • Eligible to run for NVOAD positions
  • Website privileges
    • Agency profile on Georgia VOAD website
    •  {C}

      Agency logo on website

  • Pay annual dues ($50), non-profit
  • Attend at least 50% of Georgia VOAD meetings (in person or via conference call)
  • Serve on subcommittee
  • Can post logo on Georgia VOAD website and can also utilize Georgia VOAD social media tools

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Government agencies, businesses or other organizations that are involved with disaster planning and response, but do not meet all the criteria for Partner membership, may participate as Associate members.  Associate members would include voluntary organizations that meet the criteria of Regular members but choose not to pay annual dues.

 

Criteria

  • Members of government agencies, private industry, voluntary organizations with a local mission, or other organizations
  • Organizations that have a disaster response program and policy for delivery of services to address the needs of people and communities affected by disasters, without discrimination.
  • Organizations without a statewide presence

 

Conditions of Membership

  • No-dues paying
  • Non-voting member

 

 

EXPECTATIONS OF ALL MEMBERS

  • All members agree with the mission of Georgia VOAD
  • All members must submit an application for membership
  • All members are active members of Georgia VOAD response/recovery network
  • All members participate in Georgia VOAD meetings, general discussions, and sub-committees
  • All members provide basic agency information for inclusion on database/resource directory
  • All dues should be sent to;  ATTN: Ken McKenzie (GAVOAD) 2 Belle Gate Court, Pooler, GA  31322.