Each year, thousands of homeless and at-risk children in our local communities return to school without the basic supplies they need. Together, we are helping children learn and thrive in school, stay in school, and build a bright future.
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Help Support the Homeless During the Summer Heat
Summer is here and the temperatures are on the rise. Just $20 will provide three individuals with sunscreen, SPF 15 lip balm, and a refillable water bottle to keep cool this summer.
We Invite You to Support Us Through Birdies for Charity
During the Barracuda tournament, you can pledge a dollar amount for every birdie made and we will receive 110% of every penny raised for VOA.
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.
At-risk children and teens went back to school with a new backpack and school supplies from Operation Backpack
Individuals and families sleep under a Volunteers of America roof each night in Northern California and Nevada
Our professional staff currently operates 52 programs from Santa Cruz, CA to Sparks, NV.
Individuals are now employed because of our Employement Services program