Welcome to the Boulder County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster! We are working to build relationships between disaster relief and community organizations throughout Boulder County before we are impacted. Our disaster response systems involve government, business, non-profit, and community groups and we believe that acknowledging and strengthening these relationships makes us better able to respond successfully when help is needed.
This local VOAD was formed in 2015 as a result of the major floods that impacted Colorado’s Front Range communities in 2013. It is connected with the Colorado State VOAD, but helps its own local members to coordinate and collaborate close to home.
Member organizations have different specialties including sheltering, chainsaw work, and spiritual care
The Boulder County VOAD works with a wide variety of faith based, nonprofit, and local government including the Office of Emergency Management and Boulder County Housing and Human Services, in addition to coordinating network members.
Does the VOAD provide direct services?
No. The BoCo VOAD helps network members to coordinate services, exchange information about where their services are needed, and collaborate to meet needs on the ground.
Do members pay dues?
Members of the Boulder County VOAD do not pay dues. Many other VOADs do require that in order to help with operations and organization, but the BoCo VOAD is small enough to not need that at this point.
What if I want to volunteer?
Please get in touch! We can connect you with different volunteer opportunities, or if you are part of a volunteer group that is working with people impacted by disaster then we can make sure you are on our contact list.
What if I'm from out of state?
Please contact us if you are a VOAD group from out of state that wants to work in Boulder County or if you are a brand new volunteer group in the area.