Stories

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  • December 6, 2018

    Vincent Bryant, Building Operations Manager, Describes His 20-year Career

    Listen as Vincent Bryant, Building Operations Manager for the national office of Volunteers of America, explains why he's been with us 20 years. As he explains, "At Volunteers of America, we have an opportunity to make a major impact into the lives of those people we encounter."

  • November 29, 2018

    Why VOA? - Bob Inkenbrandt, Senior Pastor at Gulf Coast Village

    Listen as Bob Inkenbrandt, Senior Pastor at Gulf Coast Village, one of our senior living and care centers, describes why he loves working for us. As he explains, "I love their ministry. I love what they stand for and their passion to help people and I love being a part of that. And that's what we do here at Gulf Coast Village - we help people."

  • November 1, 2018

    Brad Atchison with VOA Michigan Describes Why He Loves His Work

    Listen as Brad Atchison, Senior Director of Social Services for Volunteers of America Michigan, explains why he loves working for us. "The fist time you see their eyes light up from hope - it makes a world of difference. And we're doing that for 1,000s of people a year."

  • October 24, 2018

    Debbie Gillum, VOA OH & IN, Explains What Keeps her Job Exciting

    Debbie Gillum, Marketing and Digital Communications Specialist with Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana, shares why she loves working for Volunteers of America and what keeps her job exciting.

  • January 22, 2018

    When Disaster Struck, Volunteers of America Found an Innovative Way to Help

    Catastrophic flooding in Baton Rouge left residents looking for answers, so Volunteers of America met them in the library

    The questions the local Baton Rouge libraries where getting became more urgent.

  • January 17, 2018

    Committed to Serve the Vulnerable and Frail

    This is a first-person account from an employee about her experiences during Volunteer of America's Project Esperanza initiative. Project Esperanza was one of many relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Our work on the island is ongoing.

  • September 22, 2017

    Helping Transform the Life of a Young Man with Asperger's

    Asperger’s Syndrome: How One Young Man Developed His Independence

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana transforms the life of a young man with Asperger's by helping him gain his independence.

  • June 26, 2017

    Camia

    A case manager shares an inspiring spoken word piece from a child's point of view

    A Volunteers of America case manager wrote the following from the view of a child in one of our foster care programs. The family struggled, but Camia is reunited at home with her mom and siblings.

  • June 23, 2017

    Helping Make the Dream of Becoming a Nurse a Reality

    In the midst of changing career paths, Christine lost her job and her car. Would she also have to sacrifice her dream of doing something that mattered?

    Learn how Volunteers of America Michigan helped Christine achieve her dream of becoming a nurse.

  • May 11, 2017

    Financial Assistance Ensures a Grandfather Can Care for His Grandkids

    Mel became the caretaker of his two beautiful grandkids who were diagnosed with autism and cancer. Mel's son and his former daughter-in-law were unable to afford the children's doctor appointments, therapy sessions, and surgeries, so Mel happily stepped in, stating, “I am so thankful for the privilege and opportunity to try to help them build their futures.” Learn how we're helping this family thrive.