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Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Volunteers of America

Mission: 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 change in the lives of individuals and communities we serve.

Target demographics: Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge provides basic needs and long-term solutions to people in South Louisiana, including families transitioning from homelessness, people with disabilities, the elderly, veterans, and abused and neglected children and teens.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 15,000

Geographic areas served: 19 Parishes in South Louisiana including the Greater Baton Rouge, Acadiana and Southwest Louisiana Regions

Programs: Provides housing to disabled persons under section 811 of the national housing act under agreement with the department of hud.

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Georgia F.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is my first year to be involved with VOA, and I couldn't be more proud! VOA staff & volunteers serve many of the neediest, most neglected people in our community-And they do it with love, dedication and passion. I am excited to be part of a vibrant, action oriented group whose accomplishments amaze me! Thank you, VOA, for all that you do for our Baton Rouge community, and for giving me an opportunity to share in your vision!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am amazed by the devotion and passion of our VOA volunteers and staff who serve the Greater Baton Rouge area. If there is a need in our community, VOA finds a way to address it. They are constantly trying to improve ways to help people live their very best lives. They spread the light of Jesus Christ by being his hands and feet wherever there is need. And they do so with loving, gentle hearts and tenacious Spirits. They are truly making the change we all wish we were making!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The work that VOA does is invaluable to our community. VOA makes a difference in people's lives every single day.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so proud of being associated with Volunteers of America Baton Rouge. No matter what part of the population we talk about, we are covering the entire 19-Parish community from infants to the elderly, special needs to veterans. And the generosity of spirit that I see from the staff, Board members, volunteers, etc. is unparalleled. Every person we help has a story, and every story grabs at the heart.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The most remarkable thing about Volunteers of America are the employees and their unwavering devotion to making a difference in the lives of the people that they serve. These individuals CARE about the people that they serve and the impact they have on, not only their clients, but also the community as a whole. It is an infectious attitude that spreads throughout the organization and the community of people served by Volunteers of America, many of whom leave with the desire to pay it forward.

Board Member

Rating: 5

VOA Baton Rouge helps so many people in so many different situations that it is truly amazing. The caregivers in each home are the best that I've ever seen. The impact that they have on individual lives and improving our community cannot be described - you have to feel it and experience it personally through a site visit. I am changed for the better everytime that I talk to a VOA volunteer or staff member.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is what I love about Volunteers of America: We believe that meeting basic needs can be life-changing; that social programs don't have to be big, complicated, expensive or impersonal; and that human services are most effective when carried out in a spirit of kindness and caring.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rouge has the most dedicated staff I have ever had the opportunity to work with. They are truly there to serve the client and help those who need help the most. All of us in Baton Rouge should be proud to have an organization like VOABR here in our community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Volunteers of America is a wonderful charity that meets the basic needs of individuals in each community. As part of their mission to "go wherever we are needed and do whatever comes to hand" the staff continues to uphold this statement almost 117 years. In Baton Rouge the staff offers tours each week of the month to a few of the different programs operated by VOAGBR. Poeple are able to see the hands on services that VOA provides to the elderly, adults with developmental disabilites, abused and neglected youth, Veterans and the homeless population. This non profit serves over 13,000 people in the Greater Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles area. I am happy to be a volunteer, donor, and former Board member.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is great organization with a long history of helping those in need in our community. Not only do they care for the people they serve, they also care for each other!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Volunteers of America is a great organization that truly loves to help anyone in need! I have attended Beats 'N Eats in Lake Charles and was pleased to see how Volunteers of America has impacted so many lives and continue to do so everyday!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge provides quality service to everyone in the Baton Rouge area - from homeless to HIV/AIDS to disabled citizens to neglected and abused children to elderly to veterans housing, support - any services that the constituents need. The strong point is the dedicated staff who undertake numerous projects, always with a smile and positive attitude. The staff lives their jobs (a calling, not a job) and their results show this dedication. There is no other organization in the area that services so many people and supports the community in such a positive manner. Their goal is to get people performing to the best of their ability!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been to several of the Beats N Eats. Well organized, loads of fun. They had several of the clients tell how VOA had help or still helping them. Very moving. Kudos to a great organization!

Lee_23

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an outstanding organization made of up truly dedicated, hard-working, compassionate people who truly care about others. They do their best to help anyone in need and are always there to lend a helping hand where needed. Their hearts know no boundaries. They are wonderful people and it is my honor to know some of them.

Advisor

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that goes above and beyond to help those who are less fortunate than others. A great organization with outstanding personnel. It is indeed an honor to be associated with the Volunteers of America.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization with a long history of helping some of the neediest people in our community. Without the dedicated staff and volunteers, there would be so many individuals and families slipping through the cracks and not getting the help they need.

Christiana H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Most amazing people volunteers for them! They will go out of the way for anyone who is in need. Great wonderful people!

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is truly dedicated to helping those in need any way they can. The staff are always openly moved by the work they do making it undeniable how much heart they put into the work they do to help clients of all demographics.