• A Global Day of Giving

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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.

News & Features

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    #GivingTuesday

    There's Black Friday, then there's Cyber Monday...Then there's GIVING TUESDAY! NOVEMBER 28th. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community and support Volunteers of America

    SAVE THE DATE
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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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    Shelter from the Storm RENO

    Thank you to the 350 guests that attended the event! If you missed the event you can still see the video and read more about these amazing stories of success just click below. Volunteers of America's programs and services are a "shelter of strength" for those we serve. The goal of the morning was to share VOA-NCNN’s ministry of services and show how the programs support and empower America’s most vulnerable groups, including former foster youth, seniors, veterans, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, those re-entering society and those recovering from addictions. To be added to the guest list for next year please contact: Linda Grace | 775.322.7143 | lgrace@voa-ncnn.org

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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