Volunteering To Help Those In Need
When Volunteers of America was founded in 1896, volunteering had a different meaning than it does today. In that time, volunteering to serve others was a full-time commitment. That’s why our founders came to call themselves Volunteers of America. They volunteered their whole lives—their hearts, spirits and professional careers to help people in need. Today, Volunteers of America’s staff of paid professionals adopts this same ideal of service. Yet, we also greatly depend on volunteers who dedicate their free time and talents to support our programs.