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Our Mission

Volunteers of America Mission Statement:

Volunteers of America is a movement organized to reach and uplift all people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God.

Volunteers of America, illustrating the presence of God through all that we do, serves people and communities in need and creates opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others. Volunteers of America measures its success in positive changes in the lives of individuals and communities we serve.

Who We Are:

Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable rebuild their lives. For over 120 years we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved.

With more than 30 programs in Northern New England, we strive to end homelessness, restore hope and build communities for children and young adults, veterans, seniors, adults living with mental illness, and adults involved in the criminal justice system.

Our Name:

Our name was selected when the organization was founded in 1896. In those days, a volunteer was anyone who was committed to a mission or a cause. The founding members were committed to serving the most vulnerable in the community; they brought food, medicine, and comfort to those who would otherwise go without, thus earning the name, “Volunteers of America.”