Welcome to the Maine VOAD

 

Mission

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.

 

 

Updates

Maine VOAD is looking for volunteer groups to respond to vulnerable populations in need of snow removal.

Due to the record amount of snow this winter there have been an increase amount of requests for assistance for shoveling of walkways and roofs for our more vulnerable population such as seniors and physically disabled. Many of these people cannot get safely out of their homes or have deliveries made to maintain the home. The requests for assistance are received through a variety of sources such as the Governors Office, local and county Emergency Management and 211.  The Maine VOAD relies on organizations and their volunteers to respond in disasters whether great or small. We have been requested by Emergency Management to assist in responding to these requests.

The VOAD is reaching out to our Community who could mobilize volunteers who can shovel walkways to doors, oil tanks and rake roofs to meet the needs of people around the state. The requests will come into 211 and be screened by them and again by our VOAD coordinators to ensure we are helping those who are most vulnerable in our community and as we have volunteers to assist. If your group, organization or church members are able to assist with this endeavor please let us know (email: b.trueworthy@juno.com) and we will give you the specifics on how we will match your volunteers to those in need.

Thank you for your support!

 

Upcoming Trainings

7th Annual

Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference,

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 21st and 22nd, 2015,

at the Augusta Civic Center.

Online Registration is now open for attendees and presenters!

The Conference will feature more than 50 individual workshops and meetings offered over the two days.

The wide-ranging workshop topics will offer learning and networking opportunities for emergency managers, first responders, hazardous materials specialists, school officials, business leaders and many more. The agenda will continue to be refined as the Conference draws closer.

Plenary speakers will include an expert on future weather impacts to emergency management and an expert to talk about emergency support, coordination and response to the Western New York Lake Effect Snow Storm. A theme of the Conference each year is to focus on lessons learned in recent events, either here in Maine or elsewhere. That theme will be highlighted this year as well.

Online registration for participants and exhibitors is now available. There is no charge for attending the conference. There is a small fee for exhibitors, but no charge for not-for-profit and government exhibitors.

The Conference is a partnership among the State Emergency Response Commission, The Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers.

Don't miss this two-day learning experience with statewide and national preparedness partners.