Volunteer with VOAD!

 Organizing and running a VOAD requires a lot of helpers. There are always projects, work groups, and many administrative needs you could support. Volunteer to help your local VOAD. 

 See below to contact a VOAD Officer near you and ask them how you can support VOAD. 

or  click the button and let us know your interested in volunteering!


Start a VOAD!

 If there is no VOAD near you then you could become a VOAD Champion to start a VOAD near you.  Do this by contacting a Utah VOAD Officer below.    Further information on how to start a VOAD can be found on the National VOAD LEAD program training modules 1 and 2.  See the button below. 

Utah State VOAD Officers

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 The Utah State VOAD is made up of various organizations, having a state-wide role, that share an interest in collaborating  before, during and after a disaster.  

Current Officers 2019-2021

  • President: Richard Linford - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,  801-712-0066,  R.Linford@comcast.net 
  • Vice-President: JaLae Thompson - Utah Red Cross,  O:801 323-7029 | C:801-707-4850,  JaLae.Thompson@redcross.org 
  • Executive Secretary:  James Ray - Utah Division of Emergency Management, 801-707-2567, jray@utah.gov
  • Treasurer: David Cannon - Habitat for Humanity,  O:8012630136, C:435-258-8941,   david@habitatsaltlake.com 
  •  Past President: Ed Blake - Habitat for Humanity,  801.-263-0136, Ed@HabitatSaltLake.com 
  • Past President: Joava Good,  Churches of Scientology Disaster Response,   801-755-9886 , joavagood1@gmail.com .
  • Past President: Logan Sisam,  Utah Red Cross and now with FEMA R8 FIT team,  702-366-8206 , logan.sisam@fema.dhs.gov  

 Positions serve a 2 year term after which Vice-President moves to the role of President concluding Decembers meeting. Elections held in January or June.


Meetings:   Held on the 2nd  Thursday each month from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

                              Location varies. To get on the distribution list email jray@utah.gov.

Possible Utah VOAD activities/projects

  • VOAD Marketing Workgroup
  • VOAD Communications Wokgroup
  • Webpage and Social Media Management
  • Outreach and Events Workgroup
  • Nominations Committee
  • New Member Orientation
  • Records Management
  • Recognition Committee


If there are any website needs that you notice feel free to let the Utah VOAD officers know so it can be fixed.

Northern Utah VOAD- Utah Region 1

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The Northern Utah VOAD is made up of various organizations, that have a role primarily in Northern Utah, that share an interest in collaborating  before, during and after a disaster.    

Current Officers 2019-2021

  •  President: Michael Smauldon -   Red Cross- Disaster Program Manager for Northern UT Southwest WY,    801-214-5698,    michael.smauldon@redcross.org  
  • Vice-President: Major Dan Wilson -  Salvation Army,    801-895-7180,   dan.wilson@usw.salvationarmy.org 
  • Secretary:  Ryan Harrison -  Weber Morgan Health Dept, Emergency Services Planner,   801-399-7121,   rharrison@co.weber.ut.us 

Positions serve a 2 year term after which Vice-President moves to the role of President concluding Decembers meeting. Elections held in January.


Meetings:       Held on the 3rd  Monday each month from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

                              At the United Way 211 Building at 2955 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403

 
See VOAD Calendar for more info 

Region 2 VOAD- Utah Region 2

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 The Region 2 VOAD is made up of various organizations, that have a role primarily in Utah Region 2 (Salt Lake, Utah, Wasatch, Summit, Tooele Counties), that share an interest in collaborating before, during and after a disaster.     

Current Officers 2018-2020

  •  President: Lisa Bagley -   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,    C:801-870-8824, H:801-467-1076,    lisahbagley@gmail.com  
  • Vice-President: Taking Nominations
  • Secretary:  Rhonda Bachman - Volunteer,   801-641-0826,   rhondacbachman@gmail.com 

Positions serve a 2 year term after which Vice-President moves to the role of President concluding Decembers meeting. Elections held in January.


Meetings:       Held on the 4th  Thursday each month from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

                              Location varies so contact leadership to confirm.  Usually at the South Salt Lake City Hall, Promise Room, 220 Morris Ave, SLC, UT 84115


See VOAD Calendar for more info