• Operation Backpack

    Help Kids in Need Succeed in School

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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT - THE AUBURN SHELTER Providing services to Placer County homeless men and women, and their pets. 24/7 program with meals, coordinated services, onsite case management, classes, employment readiness and housing.


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    Operation Backpack Sign Up Now!

    Get Involved for 2018, helping is as easy as A-B-C! And, you will be helping kids in need have the school supplies to start next year prepared to learn. A) A GIFT CAN BE MADE ONLINE OR IN PERSON. B) BE A STAR & VOLUNTEER. C) CREATE COMPANY ENGAGEMENT

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    Birdies for Charity

    We invite you to support us through Birdies for Charity, an exciting fundraising program for the Barracuda Championship! The pledge campaign is from May 18th to June 4th. The Barracuda will take place this year from July 30th to August 5th! Learn more about how you can be a part of our campaign!

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    Jamba Juice Fundraiser

    We're partnering with Jamba Juice this summer to help get fresh fruit to the children in our shelters! Make a purchase at any of the participating Jamba Juice locations AND check-in on Facebook publicly to help support our cause!


Who we are

We are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. We have all "volunteered" to answer the call to serve.

  • 10,088

    At-risk children and teens went back to school with a new backpack and school supplies from Operation Backpack

  • 1,900

    Individuals and families sleep under a Volunteers of America roof each night in Northern California and Nevada

  • 52

    Our professional staff currently operates 52 programs from Santa Cruz, CA to Sparks, NV.

  • 98,086

    Meals have been served since opening Auburn Shelter in June 2015

  • 674

    Individuals are now employed because of our Employement Services program