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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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    Winter Triage Shelter Opens in Sacramento

    In partnership with the City of Sacramento, Volunteers of America (VOA),​ is opening a 2017 Winter Triage Shelter to bring services and housing to those most in need. Preparations are underway to get the shelter open as soon as possible.​

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    Kids Coat Drive

    Kids Care Dental & Orthodontics is hosting their 2nd annual Kids Coat Drive for our VOA programs! You can drop off new or gently used coats to Kids Care Dental & Orthodontics from November 27th-December 11th. Help us provide warmth and love to a child in need this winter!

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    Christmas Gifts & Stocking Collection Drive

    The Christmas season is approaching and we are committed to making it the best yet for our children and adults here at Volunteers of America! Please sign up below to commit to the collection drive. You can choose to collect kids gifts or adult stockings. Join us in spreading holiday cheer this season!

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  • 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