Building on Human Potential

We embrace a whole-person approach that builds on human potential and promotes thriving communities. From infants to elders, our services encompass the entire human lifespan — and the whole human experience. We break down silos, so people can access whatever resources they need. As circumstances change, we’re right there with support to fill the gaps. We’re the coach in people’s corner, experts in building well-being, the stalwart ally who can always see a hopeful path forward. And we’re in it for the long haul, with 128 years of proven results.

programs and services

We braid resources across sectors to offer comprehensive, integrated support for complex needs

years of co-creating solutions

For more than a century, we’ve stepped up to meet society’s toughest challenges with vision, dedication, and heart

staff working for the common good

Our talented, knowledgeable staff work everyday to close the gap between people and possibility

Camp Courage

Stepping Up to Serve

While “volunteer” often implies someone serving without pay, VOA is staffed by paid professionals who are resourceful, adaptive, and creative change-makers in health and human services. Where other organizations shy away from tough challenges, we boldly volunteer to meet them head-on. We step up to serve people and communities with innovation and commitment.

We are Volunteers of America.

125 Years of Service

Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 by social reformers Ballington and Maud Booth. They envisioned a movement dedicated to “reaching and uplifting” the American people, pledging to “go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand.” That declaration has guided VOA’s efforts ever since. 

Together, we can do more