Volunteer & Donations Management
As lead for Volunteer & Donations Management, the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services is a part of Alabama's Emergency Operations Center in Clanton during disaster response activation.
The Governor's Office of Volunteer Services is the state’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters. In partnership with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and Alabama Department of Homeland Security, the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services:
Coordinates with Alabama Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and local and state government emergency management agencies to meet volunteer and donation needs
Provides staffing during activation of the State Emergency Operations Center
Provides training and presentations on the roles of government and nongovernmental organizations in disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation
Provides fiscal and program management for federal and state funded programs, including FEMA funded Disaster Case Management.
Provide training for government, non-government, and private sector organizations on disaster volunteer and donations management
Mobilize and deploy resources to assist communities responding to and recovering from disaster
Serves as the lead agency in the Alabama Emergency Operations Plan, Support Annex I. The purpose of this Annex is to provide a central point for the coordination of information and activities of voluntary agencies and spontaneous unaffiliated volunteers responding in times of disaster and the effective utilization of unsolicited donated goods.
The Governor's Office of Volunteer Services helps support Alabama's 2-1-1 Call Center during active disaster response. Operated by the United Ways of Alabama, the call center is available 24/7 for survivor needs and volunteer registration.
Alabama's State "VAL"
As the state's Voluntary Agency Liaison, the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services works in partnership with VOAD organizations to help provide needed resources to agencies active in recovery efforts in local communities across the state.
A few of the organizations we work with include:
American Red Cross
The Salvation Army
Southern Baptist Convention
United Methodist Committee on Relief
Hands On / 2-1-1
Adventists Community Services