Employment & Training


Preventing Unemployment

One of the most common problems faced by the adults served by Volunteers of America is finding and retaining employment that supports self-sufficiency. Often low-wage workers find that the labor market simply does not offer them a way out of poverty. Although many left the welfare rolls to move into jobs, their standard of living did not improve, and they remain unable to meet basic needs.

Through education, training and support services, our employment and training programs help prepare individuals for better-paying positions that enables them to lead safe and secure lives. Programs include employment counseling, job placement, adult education and literacy, computer training, and employment/work experience programs.

Learn more about our various programs through the links under "Inside the Section." And to see which services may be offered near you, please use our “Find a Local Office” search or search our services by state, ZIP code or service type.

 "Volunteers of America actually helped me with finding a job and getting back into the workforce is what gave me the confidence to keep going and to know that it's going to be okay."

- Brandis, Chicago, IL