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Recent news

  • November 4, 2017

    Two Wheels on the Road to Hope

    Every year, Volunteers of America-Minnesota partners with JT's Bikes for Kids to provide children -- who may otherwise go without -- with new bikes, helmets and locks.

  • October 27, 2016

    Together, we're committed to excellence

    A life filled with self-reliance, dignity and hope. Imagine that. For everyone. Let's make it happen.

  • August 30, 2016

    Waves of hope

    Our Avanti Center for Girls generates waves of hope.

Press releases

  • February 5, 2018

    Volunteers of American Minnesota and Wisconsin Appoints Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Finance

    Volunteers of America-Minnesota and Wisconsin (VOA-MN/WI), a nonprofit health and human services organization, announced two key leadership appointments. Anna Petersmeyer will become Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Sarah Fjelstul has accepted the role of Vice President of Finance.

  • August 20, 2017

    Paula Hart one of 10 nonprofit heads among Minnesota’s 50 Over 50

    AARP Minnesota and Pollen named Paula Hart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Volunteers of America – Minnesota and Wisconsin, among the 2017 “50 Over 50” in Minnesota. She is one of the 10 nonprofit leaders to receive the distinction. “I am honored to be recognized among such an outstanding group of Minnesota leaders,” Hart said after the announcement. “I share this honor with all 800 colleagues at Volunteers of America – Minnesota and Wisconsin, who help people gain self-reliance, dignity and hope every day.” AARP Minnesota is an organization with more than 650,000 members – and Pollen is an online community of 10,000 actively engaged civic-connectors, entrepreneurs and community-builders.

  • February 4, 2016

    Volunteers of America – Minnesota and Wisconsin appoints Vice Presidents for Finance and Services

    Elizabeth Olson was appointed Vice President and Controller. Anna Petersmeyer, formerly the Director of Housing Management and Senior Services, was promoted to Vice President-Services.

Community News

  • November 8, 2016

    Register for 2016 Legislative Summit

    The Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging and the MN Board on Aging invite you to attend the 2016 Legislative Summit on Dec. 6, 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Eagan Community Center. Register at this link – . $50 registration includes breakfast and certificate of attendance. Scholarships are available.

  • August 22, 2016

    Building Resilience: Restoring our Human Capacity to Heal

    The George Family Foundation’s Catalyst Initiative Invites you to join us on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 for Building Resilience: Restoring our Human Capacity to Heal


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