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Our work of "touching lives and building community" reflects our century-old mission. Volunteers of America is a movement organized to reach and uplift all people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God. Volunteers of America, illustrating the presence of God through all that we do, serves people and communities in need and creates opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others. Volunteers of America measures its success in positive change in the lives of individuals and communities we serve.
Volunteers of America transforms the lives of more than 50,000 persons in need each year. Through a variety of helping programs in 16 south Louisiana parishes, we focus on children, families, persons with disabilities and seniors.
From adoption to mentoring for at-risk youth to helping veterans who are homeless, we touch lives and build community, delivering personalized care to each individual we serve.
Our organization is a locally managed, locally governed affiliate of Volunteers of America national, one of the country's oldest, largest, most comprehensive human service charities.
We serve Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, Terrebonne, LaFourche, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. James, St. Mary, Assumption, Livingston and St. Helena Parishes.
Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans began working on the streets of New Orleans soon after our national organization was founded in 1896. The first mission of these pioneers was helping women and children in poverty. Always extending a hand up, Volunteers of America has evolved over the decades to meet our area’s deepest human needs.