Helping America's most vulnerable.

Big Day of Giving is here!

Give where your heart is now thru May 5th

The BIG DAY OF GIVING is a moment in time each year to celebrate the spirit of giving...and Volunteers of America is participating again this year! Launched as a regional community foundation initiative to grow local philanthropy, BIG Day of Giving is an online giving challenge that brings together the nonprofit community to help raise much needed unrestricted funds and shine a spotlight on the work nonprofits do to make the place you call home an even stronger and healthier community.


Big Day of Giving is coming! Join us Thurs May 4th to give from the heart to VOA

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News & Features

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    We say "It's more than a golf tournament," because it is!

    For Volunteers of America, our world is filled with caring for people in need. For the LPGA, theirs is a world filled with professional sports women, who—like you—have a deep desire to give back to their communities. So what do these two worlds share? Encouragement, perseverance, and hope! And who doesn't need that? Join us and the LPGA in creating brighter futures for those in need. Let's turn this tournament into something bigger... and don't forget to watch the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout April 27 - 30, 2017 on the Golf Channel.

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    FREE Pancake of Breakfast

    On Thursday May 4th, 2017, our region will come together for the 4th Annual BIG Day of Giving... and we want to start the day with a FREE "PANCAKE OF THANKS" BREAKFAST 6:30 - 8:30 a.m.! The BIG DAY OF GIVING is a moment in time each year to celebrate the spirit of giving...and Volunteers of America is participating again this year! We would like to say THANKS to all in our community that give where their heart is with a free pancake breakfast served by our Culinary Arts Students at our Mather Community Campus.

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    Shelter from the Storm Annual Event

    Our annual fundraising breakfast event is Thursday May 18th 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. This free event is attended by nearly 400 people where they hear directly from our individuals, children and families whose lives have been changed with help from Volunteers of America and supporters like you. We welcome you to attended the wonderful event!

    RSVP Now to Attend call 916.265.3974

Because of YOU these men, women and children get a second chance

Your gift will give more like them a new start too.


Our Goals

Since 1896, we have been dedicated to ending homelessness, serving the most vulnerable, and transforming our communities into safer, healthier places.

  • 10,088

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

  • 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