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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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    Winter Triage Shelter Opens in Sacramento

    In partnership with the City of Sacramento, Volunteers of America (VOA),​ is opening a 2017 Winter Triage Shelter to bring services and housing to those most in need. Preparations are underway to get the shelter open as soon as possible.​

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    Volunteers of America Founders Day

    Volunteers of America's 120th Anniversary is approaching! Ballington and Maud Booth founded our organization almost 120 years ago on March 8th, 1896. They vowed to "go wherever we are needed and do whatever comes to hand". To this day, VOA remains dedicated to this mission and the commitment to serving those most in need.

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    Dare to Dream Scholarship

    Our Foster Youth Services are very committed to supporting foster youth who are pursuing their higher education dreams. Eligible foster youth can apply to apply for the Dare to Dream academic scholarships. Completed applications are being accepted from February 1st - April 10th, 2018

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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