Helping America's most vulnerable.

Operation Backpack is going on NOW

Give a gift to provide backpacks & school supplies

You can help homeless and at-risk youth from Pre School to High School have new backpacks filled with supplies for the start of their school year. Donate online or Drop-Off items now! Our goal is to help 12,000 children across Northern California & Northern Nevada.

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Come be a part of OPERATION BACKPACK 2017 Sponsor, Donate, Give or Volunteer NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN US!


Join us for Operation Backpack

Your gift will help kids in need succeed in school!


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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    Give a suit Change a life

    It's time to clean out the closets and give to the Men's Warehouse National Suit Drive! You can donate men or women's professional attire & shoes at any Greater Sacramento Area Men's Warehouse. Donations will benefit our clients - men, women and former foster youth that are transitioning back into the workforce. Bring gently used professional clothing to the Roseville, Citrus Heights, Sacramento, Folsom of Elk Grove location - you then will get a half off coupon for a future purchase!

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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, working hard and hope! And who doesn't need that? Join us and the LPGA in creating brighter futures for those in need so no one will ever feel like an outsider. Volunteers of America is proud to partner with the LPGA!

    See how the LPGA is supporting VOA
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    A Bipartisan Approach to Health Care Reform

    As a major provider of professional long-term nursing care for older adults and others coping with illness or injury, we are part of a coalition of national nonprofit organizations dedicated to preserving affordable health care. The coalition has published a statement urging Congress not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it with equal or better coverage.

  • 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