Welcome to the Maine VOAD



The Maine VOAD is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities.


Members of the Maine VOAD form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission. Faith based, civic, and for-profit groups round out this network of partners.




Maine VOAD Annual Meeting

was held Thursday, June 25, 2015; unfortunately we experienced technical difficulties and realize some were not able to join us on the conference line.  We apologize for the inconvenience.




Upcoming Trainings

Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency

Looking for people willing to donate a few hours time to assist the community to be better prepared in the event of a catastrophe.


Exercise 1: Anayze the capacity of the Red Cross registration procedures at a disaster shelter

When: Saturday, September 12 at 8:00 am - 2:00 pm (lunch provided)

Where: Lakes Region High School

Wanted: 30-40 volunteers needed to process through (multiple times) the registration procedure to simulate a number of shelter clients. Specific roles may be assigned with script provided.  Orientation/Q&A available for volunteers groups if desired.


Exercise 2: Test policies and procedures for a Volunteer Reception Center (a place for volunteers who want to help in a disaster to be matched to needed jobs)

When: Saturday, November 7 or 14 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (light refreshments provided)

Where: Location to be determined

Wanted: 20-30 volunteers needed to go through the steps of registering at a Volunteer Reception Center several times to simulate a large number of spontaneous volunteers. Specific roles may be assigned with script provided. Orientation/Q&A available for volunteers groups if desired.


If interested, please contact:

Margaret Cushing, Planner

Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency

22 High Street, Unit 1, Windham, ME 04062

207-892-6785    email: cushing@cumberlandcounty.org


Syndicate content