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Mission Statement

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.


In the Baton Rouge area since 1921, Volunteers of America has been a steady organization assisting people in need. Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge serves individuals in the Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles areas. We are there to support abused and neglected children, youth at risk, the elderly, families, people with chronic mental illness or developmental disabilities, the homeless and many more. We serve Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Allen, Jeff Davis, Evangeline, Acadia, Lafayette, Vermilion, St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge and Ascension..

We believe that meeting basic needs can be life-changing; that social programs don't have to be big, complicated, expensive or impersonal; and that human services are most effective when carried out in a spirit of kindness and caring. We also recognize a deep human need to express faith through action - to carry out God's will that we love one another. Our mission brings people together in service in a variety of areas; as donors and volunteers and through churches, schools, businesses, service clubs, and other nonprofit organizations.

Our vision is to engage the energy and spirit of the people of South Louisiana, to care for our neighbors who need help today, and to build healthier, more compassionate communities for tomorrow.


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