Volunteers of America was founded nationally in 1896 with a promise "To go wherever we are needed and do whatever comes to hand" in the service of God and humanity.
On these founding values our organization has grown to be one of the largest, most diversified, and most effective faith-based charities in America, particularly in South Louisiana. We serve a 19 parish area by giving shelter to abused and neglected children and youth, support to families, comfort to the elderly and hope to individuals with disabilities.
Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge served over 15,000 people within the last year with the support of over one thousand volunteers. We don't hand out band-aids, we find solutions.