How You Can Help

YOU can make a lasting difference today by supporting VOA through the numerous opportunities listed below. Please contact our Development Office at if you have any questions.

  • Financial Contributions

    When you make a financial contribution, your gift goes directly to VOA's essential programs and services that help the most vulnerable people in our community. Click here to make a contribution on our website.

  • Give an In-Kind Donation

    Please consider hosting a drive or donating items on our wish list, such as: food pantry goods, new towels, bed sheets, shampoo, socks, hand sanitizer, face masks, etc. These gifts come in handy and make a big difference. 

  • Volunteer to Help

    If you are looking for an opportunity that is more "hands-on", then consider donating your time and efforts to help neighbors in need! We have several volunteer opportunities for you to get involved with.

  • Support an Event

    VOA hosts numerous events throughout the year that offer opportunities to get involved and support those we serve - whether it's as a guest, sponsor or volunteer. Check out what we have planned by visiting our events page.

  • Donate a Vehicle

    Donating your car can be a hassle, but VOA makes it easy. Pick up is free, and you will also get a tax-deduction if you are an itemizing taxpayer. Call 833-300-5737 or started here.

  • Take a Tour

    While our in-person tours are on hold at the moment, we hope you will consider taking a virtual tour of VOA to get an inside look at what we do. Email to let us know you are interested!

  • Follow Us On Social Media

    An easy way to make a difference is by spreading the word about the amazing work being done in our community! Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to stay up to date on the latest news going on at VOA.

  • Subscribe To Our E-Newsletter

    In our "Spirit" Newsletter, we like to recognize success stories from our program participants, donors for their support and dedication to VOA, and how poverty is being alleviated in our community through our work. Sign up here.

  • Send Hope

    Write a kind note to a neighbor in need. A few kind words of encouragement would mean a great deal to those experiencing homelessness, hunger and isolation. VOA has designed printable cards which you can use write a short message to one of our residents to bring them hope that brighter days are coming.

  • Planned Giving

    By considering VOA in your will, you can leave a lasting legacy. If you are personally considering, we recommend you take time for careful reflection and talk to your financial consultant first. When you have decided this is one way you would like to support, contact: Pat Drake, SVP of Agency Advancement at (585) 402-7211 or

  • Bank of America Toy Drive

    Bank of America employees are hosting a holiday toy drive for homeless children and families staying at VOA's Guest House Emergency Shelter. To purchase items from the list, please visit