A history rich with kindness

We are Volunteers of America

We are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service with nearly 1,000 professional employees dedicated to helping people reach their full potential and build a brighter future.

Volunteers of America is a ministry of service dedicated to helping people reach their full potential.

Through human services programs, Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana helps more than 23,000 people from 65 program locations in 16 communities across the region.

Volunteers of America is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through thousands of human services programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps nearly 1.3 million people across the country. Established locally in 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered community groups, including low-income seniors, veterans, homeless individuals and families, men and women returning home after incarceration, and those recovering from addictions.

Agency administrative offices are located in Columbus and Indianapolis with program offices there and in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Mansfield, Sandusky, and Toledo, Ohio, as well as Columbus, Evansville, Ft. Wayne, Gary, Marion, Terre Haute, and Winchester, Indiana.

We are an accredited organization, meeting international standards for quality according to the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF). Accreditation demonstrates that our organization values the input of our clients and is accountable to the community.

Our Name

The name Volunteers of America was selected when the organization was founded 122 years ago. It signified that the organization was comprised of people voluntarily choosing to help others. In those days, a volunteer was anyone who was committed to a mission or cause. Since its earliest days, when Volunteers of America brought food, medicine and comfort to people not served by other charities, volunteering has been instrumental in every aspect of the organization's ministry of service.

Today, our services are delivered through a partnership of professional staff, volunteers and other community supporters.