Sponsor a child to go to summer camp with first responders!

    Learn More
  • Children's Center

    Now celebrating 20 years of childcare and education for children in its current location!

    Learn More
  • Hope Begins Here Tours

    Do you have an hour to learn more about what we do?

    Learn More
  • Sign up for our E-Newsletter!

    VOA News straight to your inbox

    Sign up here
  • '

Proudly serving Upstate New York


Our Mission

We empower people in our community to rise out of poverty, move toward self-reliance, and reach their full potential.

Featured Highlights

  • Binghamton_Shelter_Picture_smaller_file_size.jpg

    A Beacon of Hope for Homeless Families in Binghamton

    Tom was considering living out of his car when he turned to Volunteers of America for help. Click below to read more.

    Read His Story
  • 39589187_286371935291198_1390758183366033408_n.jpg

    Camp HEROES

    Campers are given the invaluable opportunity to build relationships with first responders who volunteer as camp counselors and teach life skills at a critical time for learning and molding perceptions.

    Learn More
  • VOA_SOP_logo_2014_FInal.jpg

    Strike Out Poverty

    A fun way to follow your favorite baseball team and support your community. Every time a Rochester Red Wings pitcher strikes someone out you can make a donation to VOA! Click below to learn more.

    Learn More
  • 4,000

    people served in Upstate New York each year

  • 9,085

    number of hours of volunteering from 231 volunteers in fiscal year 2018.

  • 2,000

    families helped on a path to stability and permanent housing through our Guest House family shelter.

  • 350

    children at Children's Center each day

  • 102,000

    nights of shelter provided each year

  • 178,000

    meals served each year

  • 100%

    parent satisfaction rate for the overall quality of our programs at our Children's Center.