Helping America's most vulnerable®

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Clothing/Food Drive Coordinator

You could help Volunteers of America by organizing a clothing or food drive. Donations that you collect will help impoverished individuals and families in local neighborhoods. We'll help get you started by providing informational materials and we'll even pick up the donations when your clothing or food drive is over. 

Emergency Food Assistance

Your assistance at Volunteers of America's Emergency Food Pantry will help us distribute food to families and individuals in need.

Life Skills Group Leader

As a life skills group leader you can teach individuals how to search for and obtain employment, interview techniques, resume writing, how to dress appropriately for work, budgeting, healthy meal preparation, and more. The maximum anticipated group size is 10. You must be at least 21 years old to volunteer for this opportunity.

Parenting Skills Group Leader

You can help make a difference by assisting with parent training for individuals as they reintegrate back into the community and reunite with their families. Teach parents how to engage their children in daily interaction and through activities and playtime. The maximum anticipated group size is 10. You must be at least 21 years old to volunteer for this opportunity.

Babysitter for Emergency Family Shelter

Our Emergency Family Shelter is looking for a babysitter for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. You would be watching children while their parent or parents attend a special workshop

Words Travel Volunteer

(Currently Filled) As a Words Travel volunteer you will teach adults how to read children’s stories to their kids as a part of the Words Travel™ program, a collaboration with Scholastic Books. You will work with formally incarcerated individuals who are transitioning back into the community and reuniting with their families as a part of VOA’s Residential Re-entry program.