We are glad you landed here, and we hope you will take a look at what’s happening in our more than 400 programs and services across the nation. There are volunteer opportunities at various affiliate programs, and the best way to find them is to visit our affiliate websites. They would welcome a call or email expressing your interest.
How You Can Make a Difference
Volunteers perform a wide range of work for Volunteers of America’s 30 local offices, including:
- Deliver Meals on Wheels or provide other direct client services
- Act as committee and advisory committee members or serve on local boards of directors
- Provide administrative support such as answering phones, performing clerical work, research, facility maintenance, food or clothing collection, etc.
- Recruit and manage other volunteers
- Provide professional services (legal, public relations, training, motivational speaking)
Ready to Volunteer?
Contact the Affiliate Near You to Get Started.
When the first Volunteers of America (VOA) was founded in 1896, the concept of “volunteering” meant serving others as a vocation. While our understanding of the term has evolved, our dedication to serving others has not. In 1981, VOA arrived in Alaska with the opening of ARCH, our youth residential treatment facility in Eagle River. Today, VOA Alaska is providing a range of mental, emotional, and behavioral healthcare and support services to youth and their families.
Through a dedicated and committed team of management, staff, and volunteers guided by our Core Values: Visionary, One Body, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, and Faith – Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas helps thousands of people each year throughout Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and the Carolinas through almost 50 programs.
Since the 1920s, Volunteers of America, Dakotas has been serving those who need us the most. Troubled youth, families without child care, those struggling against addiction, the adolescent who can’t return home can all turn to our supportive and empowering programs. We work with the most vulnerable people in the Dakotas, helping them rebuild their whole lives, reach their potential, and become productive members of our communities.
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley has been providing essential services to vulnerable individuals and communities since 1896. Headquartered in the city of Camden, New Jersey, VOADV is characterized by its diversity of programming and assistance services and is supported by a team of more than 400 qualified, mission-driven professionals that work tirelessly on behalf of their clients.
At VOA Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, we specialize in providing care to youth and adults with housing-first solutions and low-barrier access to services, because homelessness shouldn’t be a life sentence. For over 125 years, we have been uplifting individuals and communities including, disabled adults, veterans as well as pregnant and parenting teens helping them to weather life’s storms. Our work touches the mind, body, heart – and ultimately the spirit – of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.
Volunteers of America of Florida is a faith-based, human service organization that has served Florida communities for decades. We are the first to step forward and engage Floridians in need to create positive life changes through compassionate support services. We provide affordable housing and supportive services to homeless veterans, families with children, and individuals coping with mental illness and disabilities, as well as vulnerable seniors. Through our wide range of programs and services, we are able to reduce public expenditures for homelessness, hospitalization, and institutionalization. We focus on results, continually improving the delivery of services to ensure that those we serve to thrive.
Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is an anti-poverty organization with a rich 125-year history of serving our neighbors in need. Our vision is fueled by our experience as a leading provider of services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the greater New York area. Through 66 programs located in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Westchester County—including emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing—we deliver services to more than 11,000 adults and children annually. We are also the largest provider of residential services for veterans within a coalition that has virtually ended chronic homelessness for veterans in New York City.
VOA Illinois serves children in foster care and provides affordable housing for the frail, elderly, and Veterans who are homeless or in serious instability. We are in our second century of service, we are part of a network that is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive human services organizations in the United States and we will continue helping America’s most vulnerable for years to come.
At Volunteers of America Los Angeles (VOALA), we see the potential in all people to rewrite the story they are living and build skills that will allow them to face challenges with positivity and resilience. Although the people we serve face extreme obstacles and have doubts about their future and the ability to improve it, they all have exceptional strength and potential. It’s our job to make sure t at potential is realized.
Since 1934, VOAMASS has provided critical services to the residents of Massachusetts. Guided by our mission to uplift society’s most vulnerable, we adapt to meet the needs of the times. From pioneering early residential treatment programs in the 1960s to leading today in providing diversion services for justice-involved individuals who have a mental health diagnosis, VOAMASS delivers integrated, compassionate, and effective care that changes lives.
Volunteers of America Michigan provides help for those experiencing homelessness, food for those who need it, employment and shelter for veterans, housing for older adults, and a helping hand for struggling families.
Established in 1896, Volunteers of America Mid-States is one of the region’s oldest, largest, and most diverse not-for-profit organizations. When we were founded, the common understanding of “volunteer” was someone who dedicated their lives to helping others. That’s what we did in 1896, and that’s what we do today.
Volunteers of America Western Nebraska is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote complete physical, mental, and emotional well-being while serving children, families, and communities by providing programs to encourage self-sufficiency, increase health equity, and promote positive developmental growth to help Nebraska’s most vulnerable. Our work touches the mind, body, and spirit of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective human service programming.
Volunteers of America North Louisiana is dedicated to reaching and uplifting every person in need. Operating as a church without walls, our team of dedicated and professional staff provides quality supportive services across 30 programs helping the most vulnerable in our communities, including children and families, veterans, senior adults, and those living with disabilities.
We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 400 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Founded locally in 1911, the Northern California & Northern Nevada affiliate of Volunteers of America (VOA NCNN) is one of the largest providers of social services in the region, operating more than 40 programs including housing, employment services, substance abuse, and recovery services to families, individuals, veterans, seniors, and youth.
Volunteers of America is a charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable rebuild their lives. For over 120 years we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved. With more than 30 programs in Northern New England, we strive to end homelessness, restore hope and build communities for children and young adults, veterans, seniors, adults living with mental illness, and adults involved in the criminal justice system.
Volunteers of America Northern Rockies inspire self-sufficiency, dignity, and hope by providing critical health and human services to thousands of vulnerable individuals and families across the Northern Rockies.
Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana is an affiliate of Volunteers of America, a national nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping people rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. As one of the largest affiliates, we strategically design and locally deliver evidence-based programs to our community’s most pressing needs.
Volunteers of America Oklahoma is dedicated to helping Oklahoma’s most vulnerable by serving veterans, the aging, the homeless, and the disabled.
Volunteers of America services in Pennsylvania include daycare, rapid rehousing and support for veterans and their families, workforce development, mental health services, a shelter for homeless women in need, supportive living, pregnancy counseling, and transportation for the elderly and handicapped. Additionally, Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania provides affordable family housing, as well as affordable housing for the elderly, those with mental illness, and young adults, ages 18 to 25, who are struggling and at risk for homelessness.
Casa Alborada Residential Reentry Center, also known as Volunteers of America Puerto Rico Residential Reentry Center (VOAPRRRC) is operated by Volunteers of America (VOA), one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive non-profit, faith-based human service organizations. VOA is a pioneer in providing correctional services and has been providing services to offenders for almost 120 years. VOA has championed the humane treatment of prisoners and the disenfranchised and provides services to assist offenders in successfully transitioning from prison to productive lives in the communities of Puerto Rico.
Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE) began serving the community in 1980 through the operation of three group homes for people with developmental disabilities. A charter member of Volunteers of America, VOASE provides services across Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Today, in addition to intellectual and developmental disabilities programs, Volunteers of America Southeast serves veterans, low-income seniors, children and youth, the homeless, and people with addictive diseases and mental illness. Serving over 2,000 people daily with direct programs, VOASE also serves over 8,000 people annually with Community Outreach. VOASE strives to enable persons served to become as independent as possible without jeopardizing the welfare or safety of the individual.
Since 1896, Volunteers of America, a faith-based non-profit social service organization, has been committed to uplifting the lives of the most vulnerable in our community. At the heart of our mission is the delivery of essential services to address the individualized educational needs of young children, treatment for adults with substance use disorders, and housing solutions for homeless veterans, low-income seniors, and the disenfranchised mentally ill. Volunteers of America Southwest continue this mission in Southern California.
Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana inspire self-sufficiency, dignity, and hope by providing critical health and human services to thousands of vulnerable individuals and families across Southeast Louisiana.
Volunteers of America Texas is a ministry of service dedicated to helping people in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, we help more than 11,000 people in more than 30 urban and rural communities statewide. For more than a century, we support and empower America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, homeless individuals and families as well as seniors and their caregivers.
Volunteers of America Upstate New York empowers people in our community to rise out of poverty, move toward self-reliance, and reach their full potential. We accomplish this by providing long-term solutions to homelessness, poverty, addiction, illiteracy, and criminal behavior through more than 34 essential programs and services. Each year, we serve 6,000 people in three key areas: homelessness prevention, childhood education, and reentry programs.
Volunteers of America, Utah is a human services nonprofit organization with hundreds of paid staff who serve more than 10,000 people across the state each year through programs addressing homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness, and domestic violence. Thousands of volunteers and partners join with us to accomplish our mission to reach and lift those in greatest need.
Volunteers of America Western Washington was established in 1898, two years after Maud and Ballington Booth founded the national organization in New York. We respond to more than 300,000 requests for assistance each year through a partnership of professional staff and community supporters. Volunteers are instrumental in every aspect of our ministry of service and help us reach thousands more people than we could with staff alone.