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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.

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    Fire Emergency Fund

    Join us as we battle the blaze together and bring some relief to our friends. We all know at least one person who has been evacuated or has lost their home due to the tragic fires. Homes, schools, hospitals, businesses, and churches have all been devastated. Thousands of our friends and loved ones are displaced, living in mass shelters, hotels or with friends and family; many with only the clothes they are wearing. Volunteers of America has joined the effort and will begin deploying food, clothing essentials and hygiene products this week.

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    Bay Area Shelter From The Storm

    The Shelter from the Storm breakfast was previously called the Dream Makers Breakfast. Volunteers of America's programs and services are a "shelter of strength" for those we serve. Our Foster Youth and Re-Entry clients in the Bay Area learn how to "weather any storm" through our classes and mentoring. Seating by reservation only, please contact: ​Cynthia Shane Smith |​ 510.325.1107 |​

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    Hire Up

    Volunteers of America invites you to participate in Hire Up! Hire Up brings you qualified, motivated, job-ready candidates, with a range of experience levels. Your participation helps veterans, former foster youth, and formerly homeless men and women work toward self-sufficiency.

  • 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