The best vehicles found at the Volunteers of America Auto Auction in Columbus, Ohio – June 2016

Cars, boats and bikes – oh my!

The auto auction is where your donated vehicles go at the end of the donation process. The money from the Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio auto auction provides funding for our various programs that help homeless veterans, young offenders tryin to become productive members of society, and even families in need of shelter.

The auto auction takes place every other Saturday at 5640 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43228.

We accept cars, trucks, SUVs, boats, lawnmowers, planes (really) and pretty much anything with a motor.

Here are the gems that showed up for the auction in June 2016.


This SUV comes with 155,494 hard-earned miles and plenty of room in the back to haul your gear for your next weekend adventure.

1983 YAMAHA XV500

With only 12,495 original miles on this seasoned road hog, there's life yet in this early 80s motorcycle. Would make a great project for someone looking for a smaller bike.

2003 MERCEDES C230

Welcome to the C-Class! This 2-door speedster is still a crisp white and only has 138,026 miles on it. Nobody does it like Mercedes.

1977 SEA RAY

This 19' 11" boat is a cool blue water warrior. This boat is one of three boats (and a jetski) available during June at the auction. It is boating season after all!


Roomy, packed with amenities and a smooth ride. This vehicle comes with 188,751 miles of adventures to its name.

How to buy a vehicle at the auction

Keep an eye on our Auto Auction site, which is updated with available vehicles as the auction approaches. With an auction held every two weeks, the selection varies greatly from week to week.

Remember, vehicles are sold "as-is" without any warranty. You must be at least 18 years old to bid. Don't forget to register for a bidder's number with the office prior to the auction.

Here's a full list of the rules and regulations of the auction.

How to donate a vehicle to the auction

If you have a car, truck, boat, RV — anything with a motor, really — you can donate it. It's easier than trying to sell a used vehicle on your own, and oftentimes you can get more money from the tax deduction than you would by selling it.

Vehicle not running anymore? No problem - you can still donate it. We'll even come pick it up and tow it for free.Here's three ways to donate your vehicle:

  • Online: Just fill out our online form, and we'll contact you to schedule a convenient pickup time.
  • By phone: Call us at 800-862-6030 to start the donation process.
  • In person: If you're in the Columbus area, you can just drop your car with a clean title at 5640 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43228.

We appreciate your vehicle donation. It will help us make a difference in your community.