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Volunteers of America touches the lives of 2 million people in 400 communities across the United States each year. Since 1896, our highly-trained and dedicated staff, numbered at over 16,000, and volunteer corps have worked, not only to serve those most in need, but also have strived to innovate and transform the way in which these services are delivered. These human service leaders offer a wealth of expertise in their fields, whether it’s providing care and services to low-income seniors, developing and managing affordable housing, finding shelter and services for homeless veterans, or helping those in prison re-build family relationships that lead to successful lives.

Media Inquiries 

We offer a variety of experts who can speak to the issues our organization faces everyday as one of the nation’s largest human service providers. The Volunteers of America communications staff is available to help members of the media understand the work we do and tell the stories of the people we serve. If you are a member of the media, please call (703) 341-5054.  

Videos

Change Lives with a Career at Volunteers of America
We are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 employees with a shared vision of a world where all people live in safety with spiritual fulfillment. Learn why working for us is more than a career - it's a calling to help change and improve lives.
This Is Why We Do What We Do
We always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For 118 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved. View, "This is Why We Do What We Do,™" part of our new awareness-raising campaign.
This is Real
Shot on location near Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles, this 70 seconds of Skid Row in a single take was not staged and shows exactly why we do what we do.
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Success Stories

From Prison to Mentoring the Homeless on Skid Row
After a long-term prison sentence, James is now devoted to his job as a teacher, motivational speaker and mentor for those in a drop-in program at one of our Los Angles homeless shelters. Learn more about his story.
Roxanne's Journey
Listen as Roxanne, a Navy veteran and survivor of Desert Storm, describes the help she received from our Veterans Services Program. With the help from this program, Roxanne is steadily making her way back home.
Mary's Advocate
Mary is an active, vibrant octogenarian who visits the neighborhood Volunteers of America senior center in her community regularly. When Mary is faced with life's problems, she knows she can count on Linda, one of our employees.
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2014 New Releases

7/8/2014
Karen M. Dale, R.N., M.S.N. Appointed to National Board of Directors of Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America announced today that Karen M. Dale, R.N., M.S.N. has been appointed to the organization’s national board of directors.
7/8/2014
Rubye E. Noble, J.D. Appointed to National Board of Directors of Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America announced today that Rubye E. Noble, J.D. has been appointed to the organization’s national board of directors.
7/8/2014
Donald G. Russell Appointed to National Board of Directors of Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America announced today that Donald G. Russell has been appointed to the organization’s national board of directors.
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News and Events

6/9/2014
The Home Depot® Foundation Provides $1.795 Million to Provide Homes & Services to Veterans in Need
Building upon a partnership that has helped thousands of veterans, The Home Depot® Foundation has pledged $1.795 million in new grants to our local offices to address the critical housing needs of former service members.
3/11/2014
After the Uniform—Responding to America’s Women Warriors
On May 13 at the National Press Club, we had an engaging discussion with some of the nation’s top leaders responding to the under-served needs of America’s women veterans, including PTSD & military sexual trauma.
5/9/2014
For the people we support, home is more than shelter
As a nonprofit provider of quality, affordable housing for low and moderate-income households, we create and manage housing for the homeless, families with children, the elderly, people with disabilities, including physical and mental disabilities, and veterans and their families.
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