Helping America's most vulnerable.

Volunteer Opportunties

Volunteering at a Volunteers of America program gives you the opportunity to help our neighbors in need and be part of the solution. We offer volunteer opportunities for any schedule or commitment level. Nearly every program we offer depends on volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in a program, for an event, or are interested in creating a volunteer day for your colleagues, church or any organization, we can help you find a fun, rewarding opportunity.

Step 1: Review our volunteer policies and click below to fill out the volunteer application.

Northern Nevada Volunteers Application

Bay Area Volunteer Application

Sacramento Volunteer Application


Step 2: Schedule a volunteer orientation by emailing:

Northern Nevada: sisham@voa-ncnn.org

Bay Area: volunteerbayarea@voa-ncnn.org

Sacramento: abankert@voa-ncnn.org

Northern Nevada Opportunities

  • Family Shelter

    Community Assistance Center, Reno, NV

    Volunteers of America invites community members to serve the families of our shelter.

  • Baby Blessings

    Downtown Reno

    Help bring the excitement and fun of celebrating a child’s birth to new mothers through our Baby Blessings program. Host a baby shower – complete with cake and presents – for expectant mothers who have experienced homelessness. Those experiencing unstable housing issues so often miss out on the celebrations most American families experience together, especially baby showers, and Baby Blessings helps change that.

  • Men's Shelter

    Community Assistance Center, Reno, NV

    Volunteers are needed to help with working with cleaning, light clerical and receptionist duties at our Men's Shelter.

  • Mental Health Support Services (ReStart)

    Volunteers of America offers volunteer opportunities in our Mental Health Support Services program.

  • Brightening Birthdays

    Reno, NV

    Sponsors, hosts, and event volunteers can share the excitement of our monthly Brightening Birthdays celebrations for children. Plan, sponsor, and host a birthday party for the children living in our Family shelter!

Bay Area Opportunities

  • Be a Mentor

    Entering the adult world is scary for anyone. Imagine entering that world unprepared and alone. This is the case for many foster youth, who find themselves focusing on survival and letting their dreams go by the way side. Sometimes being a hero just means being there. Mentors for Foster A Dream spend at least one hour a week to help youth set and achieve goals, be a positive role model and friend, be an education and career advocate, become a permanent connection, change a life and help build a future.

  • The Dream Store

    Dream Store: Open every Tuesday. Volunteer shifts are 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm and 5pm-8pm. Volunteers work as personal shoppers to help foster children pick out new clothing, shoes, school supplies and other needed items. Volunteers also help sort and organize clothing and other items to keep the store organized. For information on how you can get involved, please contact tearl@voa-ncnn.org

  • Join the Development Committee

    Interested in being part of a team? Our development committee is a group of passionate community leaders who help to bring much needed resources to the individuals we serve through fundraising efforts and community engagement activities.

Sacramento Opportunities

  • Kitchen Assistants

    Sacramento, CA

    The staff at the Central Kitchen is looking for volunteers who can commit to weekly hours for 3 months or more. You would help with meal prep, serving meals and cleanup. There is some training involved therefore a commitment of 3 months or more is appreciated.

  • Family Shelter Activity Night Host

    Sacramento, CA

    Host an activity night for the children we serve at the Family Shelter. Every Monday from 6-7 pm we have families, girl scout troops, churches and individuals bring games, crafts or fun activities for the 20+ children living at the shelter. This is a fun way to get volunteers of all ages involved in giving back.

  • Employment Services Assistant

    The Employment Services team is looking for enthusiastic and computer savvy volunteers to help walk-in clients. Volunteers would welcome clients, help with building resumes and complete online applications.

  • Baby Blessings

    Del Paso Heights, CA

    Help bring the excitement and fun of celebrating a child’s birth to new mothers through our Baby Blessings program. Host a baby shower – complete with cake and presents – for expectant mothers who have experienced homelessness. Those experiencing unstable housing issues so often miss out on the celebrations most American families experience together, especially baby showers, and Baby Blessings helps change that.

  • Brightening Birthdays

    Downtown Sacramento

    Sponsors, hosts, and event volunteers can share the excitement of our monthly Brightening Birthdays celebrations for children. Plan, sponsor, and host a birthday party for the children living in our Emergency Family shelter!

  • Sacramento Senior Safe House Helpers

    Greater Sacrament, CA

    The Sacramento Senior Safe House provides a refuge for abused and neglected seniors 62 and older.

  • Assist Mothers in Recovery

    Del Paso Heights, CA

    Help mothers working to overcome addiction by providing care to their young children. >From rocking babies to playing with toddlers, you can help young women build better futures.