The Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council (IDHRC) is Iowa's Voluntary Organization Active in Disasters (VOAD) and a member organization of the National VOAD. In 1970, the National VOAD was created after Hurricane Camille devastated the Gulf Coast of the U.S. The purpose of member VOADs nationwide includes programs dealing with disaster preparedness, response and/or recovery. The IDHRC is Iowa's point of contact with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and also serves as the state's Citizen Corps Council.
The IDHRC is comprised of faith-based and voluntary agency representatives from throughout the state as well as representatives from key government agencies. Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division developed the council at the request of local emergency management coordinators to identify and address the unmet needs of Iowa’s citizens impacted by disaster events. In addition, group members will assist with the coordination of volunteers and donations during activation of the State Emergency Operations Center as requested, and continue to promote cooperation among all volunteer and faith-based organizations. The IDHRC encourages the formation of similar groups at the local level.