We Are Here Because of YOU

we celebrate Founders Day on March 8, thank you for your support!

Volunteers of America was founded on March 8, 1896 by social reformers Ballington Booth and his wife Maud Booth in the Great Hall of New York's Coopers Union. And thanks to YOU, our supporters, we are stronger than ever!

The Booth's mission was to "reach and uplift all people, and bring them to the immediate knowledge and active service of God." Over the decades they built an unparalleled network of service and caring. Click here to read a brief history.

Today, in addition to being one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive human services organizations, Volunteers of America is an interdenominational church. For more than 120 years, Volunteers of America has provided essential services to heal both the body and soul.

In Northern New England, our Ministry Team members come from a broad range of spiritual beliefs and religious backgrounds. As ordained ministers, we can officiate marriages, blessings, and funerals. We believe that lives can be transformed through our belief in, and reliance on, grace.

Thanks to our volunteers, donors, sponsors, and foundation grantors, we continue to expand and strengthen our programs and help more and more people.

To read more about Northern New England's unique vision, click here.