VolunteerAR is one of the state’s lead agencies for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters. In partnership with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM), VolunteerAR:
Coordinates with Arkansas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ARVOAD), a member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), and local and state government emergency management agencies to meet volunteer and donation needs.
Provides training for government, non-government, and private sector organizations on disaster volunteer and donations management.
Mobilizes and deploys resources to assist communities responding to and recovering from disaster.
Houses the State Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL), Susan Love. If your organization is interested in becoming a member of ARVOAD, please contact VAL at: firstname.lastname@example.org
VolunteerAR encourages individuals interested in Volunteering after a disaster to connect with a voluntary organization/agency of their choice. We also strongly encourage you and your family to be prepared for emergencies and disasters by:
- Building a Basic Emergency Supply Kit
- Being Informed
- Making a Plan
- Getting Involved
- Making a Difference at Home
Build A Basic Emergency Kit
Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you and your family would go if you needed to evacuate. Check out the related links to learn what to do before, during, and after each type of emergency. For information on specific disasters and hazards, click this link: Be Informed
Make A Plan
Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how to contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. Follow these steps to make a plan: Make a Plan
There are many ways to get involved especially before a disaster occurs. Community leaders agree the formula for ensuring a safer homeland consists of trained volunteers and informed individuals taking action to increase the support of emergency response agencies during disasters.
- Arkansas Fire Services
- Arkansas Citizen Corps Program
- Arkansas Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs)
- INSPARK (INSPect ARKansas)
- SERV and MRC Volunteer Programs
Find out how to get involved here: Get Involved
Make a Difference at Home:
If you are interested in volunteering during a disaster and have not yet created your Volunteer Account, please click the following link to create one. In the Demographic and Volunteer Options box, check Yes – You want to help in a disaster. Then, during a disaster, the VolunteerAR staff will contact you with information regarding disaster volunteer opportunities: Register for a Volunteer Account