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  • A Safe and Stable Home

    After returning home from multiple combat tours in Iraq, Raven and her daughter became homeless. At a homeless shelter, a staff member told Raven about Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles' Blue Butterfly Village, a townhouse community for formerly homeless female veterans and now Raven and her daughter have a home.

  • June Koegel, Chief Operating Officer, Describes Her Long Career

    June Koegel, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Volunteers of America, describes her 30-plus year career with us. "I started working for the organization back in 1985, and I can't imagine working anywhere else. For me it's about giving back."

  • A Good Neighbor Inspired by God's Love

    In his career as a social worker, Carl has worked with many clients. But Stella is special. She is like family. Carl, one of our employees and a facilitator in the Supported Independent Living Services program in our New Orleans office, has been helping and working with Stella who has intellectual disabilities for more than 26 years!

  • Jasan Winship Discusses Why He Works for Volunteers of America

    Jasan Winship, Integrated Systems Administrator for Volunteers of America Western Washington, discusses why he works for Volunteers of America. "I work at Volunteers of America because I believe helping America's most vulnerable is the most important thing we can do."

  • 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, "We have an opportunity to make a major impact into the lives of those people we encounter."

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.