Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters

If you are part of a nonprofit organization that would like to assist during a disaster here in Delaware, contact the Delaware Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (DEVOAD). For opportunities to donate or volunteer throughout the U.S. and our territories as an organization or as an individual, visit the National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD) website.


State Office of Volunteerism (Delaware50+)

The State Office of Volunteerism (SOV) is Delaware’s primary resource for volunteerism and national service. SOV provides statewide leadership for the promotion and encouragement of volunteerism to persons of all ages and coordinates a variety of volunteer events, including the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards and the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards. SOV provides coordination and linkages with volunteer programs throughout the state, hosts a Volunteer Service Conference, and manages four direct volunteer service programs.


American Red Cross – Delmarva Chapter

For more than a century, the American Red Cross has worked to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Every day the Red Cross helps communities by providing disaster response (most often for home fires), support for military members and their families, life-saving training courses, the collection and distribution of much-needed blood and blood products, support for international issues, meaningful volunteer opportunities, and much more.

The Delmarva Chapter covers the state of Delaware, Caroline County, Cecil County, Dorchester County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Wicomico County, and Worchester County in Maryland, and Accomack County and Northampton County in Virginia.


Delaware Medical Reserve Corps

The Delaware Medical Reserve Corps (DMRC) is sponsored by the Delaware Division of Public Health and is a volunteer corps comprised of dedicated medical and non-medical professionals who give their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. Volunteers also participate in health promotion and education in local communities.

The DMRC has three county units (New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties) and provides the structure necessary to pre-identify, pre-credential, pre-train, and activate volunteers in a timely matter.