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 31, 2015
Volunteers of America Receives International Award for Efforts to Meet the Needs of Older LGBT Clients
Volunteers of America has been honored with a 2015 Excellence in Ageing Services Award from the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing in recognition of efforts to tailor senior support services to the needs of LGBT clients.
July 29, 2015
Volunteers of America Texas has chosen UnitedHealthcare and CBS EcoMedia as recipients of its annual “Difference Makers” award. Also receiving awards are local community volunteers and employees from the Houston area who have distinguished themselves by their dedication and impact in helping those in need. Winners were selected in honor of their exceptional work in support of Volunteers of America’s mission to help the most vulnerable.
July 14, 2015
The Action Team national youth volunteer program’s newest public service announcement will make its network television debut during this evening’s FOX broadcast of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game (Coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET).
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.