SLO VOAD member organizations define their own missions, create their own plans, set their own policies and procedures, and make their own operational decisions. However, as members of VOAD, they uphold the "four C's" that are at the heart of the VOAD mission—cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration—in order to improve outcomes for people who are affected by disasters.
With this in mind, SLO VOAD has developed a set of standard operating procedures to guide how member organizations will work together before, during, and after a disaster. Procedures for the following activities are described in the SLO VOAD Disaster Response Plan:
- Coordination and Communication
- Monetary Donations
- In Kind Donations
- Animal Services
- Long Term Recovery