Helping America's most vulnerable.

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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    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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    Thank you for making Big Day of Giving a success!

    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 on May 18th was attended by nearly 400 people where they heard directly from our individuals, children and families whose lives have been changed through employment and housing from Volunteers of America and supporters like you. Weren't able to attend? You can watch the moving and inspirational stories and short film online anytime

    Watch our Short Film & Testimonial Speeches
  • 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