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.
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Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 115 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved.
In America, 744,313 people are homeless on any given night. And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 46.2 million Americans are now living in poverty.
Since World War I, Volunteers of America has provided direct services to veterans and connected them to other organizations that can help.
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July 1, 2015
Volunteers of America Honors Glen and Kim Campbell, and filmmakers James Keach and Trevor Albert, with 2015 Booth Award in Honor of Alzheimer’s Advocacy
Volunteers of America awarded its highest honor, the 2015 Ballington and Maud Booth Award, to country music superstar Glen Campbell, his wife Kim Campbell, and filmmakers James Keach and Trevor Albert in recognition of their efforts to shine a light on the challenges faced by caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease.
June 30, 2015
Volunteers of America presented Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez with its 2015 Empathy Award in recognition of his efforts to build awareness for the plight of Southern California’s most vulnerable residents. The award honors journalists for outstanding community service and excellence in reporting about social issues.
June 30, 2015
Volunteers of America Honors Los Angeles designer Heidi Bendetson, founder of Designed from the Heart, with its 2015 Outstanding Community Service Award
Volunteers of America recently presented its 2015 Outstanding Community Service Award to Los Angeles-based interior designer Heidi Bendetson, founder of Designed from the Heart, in honor of the organization's work to create comfortable, stylish homes for homeless women veterans and their children.
May 12, 2015
Too often, veterans have a difficult time securing quality employment as part of the transition from military to civilian life. There is a need for more resources to help them do so, according to a new study released today by Volunteers of America in partnership with the University of Southern California’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families.
March 9, 2015
Volunteers of America is proud to extend its longstanding partnership with CBS EcoMedia as an inaugural member of the “Viewers to Volunteers” (V2V) community. Viewers to Volunteers is a new digital platform that empowers consumers to support causes they care about in a simple, fun – and free! – new way.
February 24, 2015
Volunteers of America has teamed with Niagara Bottling, the largest private-label bottled water supplier in the United States, to establish a new national collaboration that promises many exciting opportunities to enhance the lives of disadvantaged children and youth.