Volunteering To Help Those In Need
When Volunteers of America was founded in 1896, volunteering had a different meaning than it does today. In that time, volunteering to serve others was a full-time commitment. That’s why our founders came to call themselves Volunteers of America. They volunteered their whole lives—their hearts, spirits and professional careers to help people in need. Today, Volunteers of America’s staff of paid professionals adopts this same ideal of service. Yet, we also greatly depend on volunteers who dedicate their free time and talents to support our programs.
The Impact of Volunteering
Not only does volunteering have a positive impact on the community, it has a positive impact on YOU! Last year, Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana had over 1,000 volunteers dedicate over 54,000 hours of their time to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in their community, many of them being corporate groups. See how our corporate volunteer groups are impacting the Greater New Orleans Community by browsing our Service Impact Reports.