For over 122 years, Volunteers of America has been on the front lines supporting, empowering and helping those in need. Our newsletter brings you stories of hope and ways you can turn your concern into a legacy of lives transformed.
Volunteers of America was co-founded in 1896 in New York City by social reformers Maud and Ballington Booth, who declared they would “go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand” to reach and uplift those in need. The Booths established “posts” throughout the nation, including one in Binghamton that was formed in 1896 and in Rochester during 1901.
Volunteers of America Upstate New York offers an array of programs that serve homeless families and individuals, at-risk children, veterans, men and women with a history of incarceration, and those who struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues.