Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania

Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania Volunteers of America Pennsylvania (1896), an affiliate of the national organization, operates 28 human service programs in the Commonwealth.

Volunteers of America, founded in 1896, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive social service organizations. It is a faith-based nonprofit, more than 16,000 employees and 65,000 volunteers with a wide variety of faiths and purposes serving 2.5 million people, regardless of their faith. The mission is to “reach and uplift” people and communities in need. The staff and volunteers are

Volunteers of America, founded in 1896, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive social service organizations. It is a faith-based nonprofit, more than 16,000 employees and 65,000 volunteers with a wide variety of faiths and purposes serving 2.5 million people, regardless of their faith. The mission is to “reach and uplift” people and communities in need. The staff and volunteers are

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01/01/2022

Happy New Year! As we ring in the new year, we are proud to look back on 125 years of service to individuals, families, and communities across Pennsylvania. Through prosperous and turbulent times, we have served veterans, at-risk youth, seniors, people returning from prison, and those experiencing homelessness. Together, we continue our commitment to those we serve in 2022. Have a #HappyNewYear. #VOA #125YearsStrong

12/25/2021

Merry Christmas from VOAPA! May the holidays be merry and bright! #VOA #125YearsStrong

Santa has helpers this year! 🎅 We want to thank Volunteers of America Delaware Valley for partnering with us under their...
12/24/2021

Santa has helpers this year! 🎅 We want to thank Volunteers of America Delaware Valley for partnering with us under their Adopt-a-Family program and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Without their help, we wouldn't have been able to support over 100 families in Wilkes-Barre and Allentown this holiday.

St. Jude Parish, Mountain Top, PA, thank you for your donations to support the families served by Caring Alternatives th...
12/23/2021

St. Jude Parish, Mountain Top, PA, thank you for your donations to support the families served by Caring Alternatives this holiday! 🎁

St. Jude Parish, Mountain Top, PA, thank you for your donations to support the families served by Caring Alternatives this holiday! 🎁

Cambridge Riverview, thank you for your donation! 🎄
12/22/2021

Cambridge Riverview, thank you for your donation! 🎄

W-O-W!!!! We are absolutely blown away!!!! 🤯We were able to donate over so many BRAND NEW COATS, and piles of brand new scarves, hats, gloves and so much more. While we were unable to donate to our original center, we found Caring Alternatives run by Volunteers of America who were thrilled to receive the donations!!!
Thank you THANK YOU for all of your help!!! We are so excited, and we know our community is too!
We love you Cambridge Crew!

Thank you Navient for your donation to support Ruth's Place and VOAPA's other Wilkes-Barre programs during the holiday s...
12/22/2021

Thank you Navient for your donation to support Ruth's Place and VOAPA's other Wilkes-Barre programs during the holiday season. #GivingIsCaring

Thank you Navient for your donation to support Ruth's Place and VOAPA's other Wilkes-Barre programs during the holiday season. #GivingIsCaring

Thank you Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston, PA for supporting our Caring Alternatives program and hosting a baby showe...
12/20/2021

Thank you Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston, PA for supporting our Caring Alternatives program and hosting a baby shower to supply the baby pantry!

Thank you Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston, PA for supporting our Caring Alternatives program and hosting a baby shower to supply the baby pantry!

Today is #HumanRightsDay--an opportunity to reaffirm and re-build a world where we are all connected through our shared ...
12/10/2021

Today is #HumanRightsDay--an opportunity to reaffirm and re-build a world where we are all connected through our shared humanity. VOA is proud to stand up for human rights with countless others across the world. #VOA #125YearsStrong

Today is #HumanRightsDay--an opportunity to reaffirm and re-build a world where we are all connected through our shared humanity. VOA is proud to stand up for human rights with countless others across the world. #VOA #125YearsStrong

Thank you Gopuff for your donation towards VOAPA Wilkes-Barre's Caring Alternatives baby pantry!
12/08/2021

Thank you Gopuff for your donation towards VOAPA Wilkes-Barre's Caring Alternatives baby pantry!

Thank you Gopuff for your donation towards VOAPA Wilkes-Barre's Caring Alternatives baby pantry!

Give the gift of Christmas to a family in need.  Visit our Amazon wish list at https://www.voapa.org/christmas-toy-drive...
12/03/2021

Give the gift of Christmas to a family in need. Visit our Amazon wish list at https://www.voapa.org/christmas-toy-drive to provide toys and essential items to children in your community. #Christmas2021

Give the gift of Christmas to a family in need. Visit our Amazon wish list at https://www.voapa.org/christmas-toy-drive to provide toys and essential items to children in your community. #Christmas2021

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The pandemic has revealed the inequalities and extent of ex...
12/03/2021

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The pandemic has revealed the inequalities and extent of exclusion of people with disabilities. This year, we join United Nations to build towards a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world. #VOA #125YearsStrong #IDPD #DisabilityInclusion

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The pandemic has revealed the inequalities and extent of exclusion of people with disabilities. This year, we join United Nations to build towards a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world. #VOA #125YearsStrong #IDPD #DisabilityInclusion

As National Native American Heritage Month comes to an end, we celebrate the Cherokee—one of the most well-known and cur...
11/30/2021

As National Native American Heritage Month comes to an end, we celebrate the Cherokee—one of the most well-known and currently the largest tribe in the United States. When Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, over 16,000 Cherokee were forcibly relocated westward to Indian Territory, a migration known as the Trail of Tears or in Cherokee Nvna Daula Tsvyi (The Trail Where They Cried), where thousands of souls were lost.

The Cherokee people rebuilt their lives in Indian Territory, ratifying a new Cherokee Nation Constitution and establishing Cherokee and English newspapers, schools, and businesses. They continued to face trials and tribulations between the Civil War and allotment, the federal policy of dividing communally held Indian tribal lands into individually owned private property. With the 1960s civil rights movement, a resurgence in tribal efforts took hold. The Principal Chief’s Act of 1970 paved the way for certain tribes, including the Cherokee, to take back their government and elect tribal officials once again. Today, there are over 390,000 tribal citizens worldwide--more than 141,000 Cherokee Nation citizens residing within the tribe’s reservation boundaries in northeastern Oklahoma. #IndigenousPeoplesMonth #NativeAmericanHeritage

As National Native American Heritage Month comes to an end, we celebrate the Cherokee—one of the most well-known and currently the largest tribe in the United States. When Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, over 16,000 Cherokee were forcibly relocated westward to Indian Territory, a migration known as the Trail of Tears or in Cherokee Nvna Daula Tsvyi (The Trail Where They Cried), where thousands of souls were lost.

The Cherokee people rebuilt their lives in Indian Territory, ratifying a new Cherokee Nation Constitution and establishing Cherokee and English newspapers, schools, and businesses. They continued to face trials and tribulations between the Civil War and allotment, the federal policy of dividing communally held Indian tribal lands into individually owned private property. With the 1960s civil rights movement, a resurgence in tribal efforts took hold. The Principal Chief’s Act of 1970 paved the way for certain tribes, including the Cherokee, to take back their government and elect tribal officials once again. Today, there are over 390,000 tribal citizens worldwide--more than 141,000 Cherokee Nation citizens residing within the tribe’s reservation boundaries in northeastern Oklahoma. #IndigenousPeoplesMonth #NativeAmericanHeritage

The busy shopping days are behind us. Today, caring people like you are turning their focus toward giving. #GivingTuesda...
11/30/2021

The busy shopping days are behind us. Today, caring people like you are turning their focus toward giving. #GivingTuesday is the world’s biggest day of giving, and this year there’s even more reason to make a donation to Volunteers of America. A generous friend of VOA has offered to match your donation dollar-for-dollar — up to $50,000! Donate now to have your gift doubled. www.voapa.org

The busy shopping days are behind us. Today, caring people like you are turning their focus toward giving. #GivingTuesday is the world’s biggest day of giving, and this year there’s even more reason to make a donation to Volunteers of America. A generous friend of VOA has offered to match your donation dollar-for-dollar — up to $50,000! Donate now to have your gift doubled. www.voapa.org

Former President Andrew Jackson was an advocate for “Indian removal.” In 1830, he signed the Indian Removal Act, giving ...
11/30/2021

Former President Andrew Jackson was an advocate for “Indian removal.” In 1830, he signed the Indian Removal Act, giving the government power to exchange Native-held land east of the Mississippi for land to the west--present-day Oklahoma. The Choctaw, the first nation to be expelled from its land, made the journey to Indian Territory on foot without food, supplies, or help. One Choctaw leader described it as a “trail of tears and death.” The Trail of Tears is over 5,043 miles long and covers nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Thousands died along the way.
#IndigenousPeoplesMonth #NativeAmericanHeritage

Former President Andrew Jackson was an advocate for “Indian removal.” In 1830, he signed the Indian Removal Act, giving the government power to exchange Native-held land east of the Mississippi for land to the west--present-day Oklahoma. The Choctaw, the first nation to be expelled from its land, made the journey to Indian Territory on foot without food, supplies, or help. One Choctaw leader described it as a “trail of tears and death.” The Trail of Tears is over 5,043 miles long and covers nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Thousands died along the way.
#IndigenousPeoplesMonth #NativeAmericanHeritage

#DidYouKnow Native Americans have served in the U.S. military in every major conflict for more than 200 years. In fact, ...
11/26/2021

#DidYouKnow Native Americans have served in the U.S. military in every major conflict for more than 200 years. In fact, the Navajo Code Talkers are legendary for creating a special code that used their indigenous language to transmit sensitive information during World War II. #IndigenousPeoplesMonth #NativeAmericanHeritage

#DidYouKnow Native Americans have served in the U.S. military in every major conflict for more than 200 years. In fact, the Navajo Code Talkers are legendary for creating a special code that used their indigenous language to transmit sensitive information during World War II. #IndigenousPeoplesMonth #NativeAmericanHeritage

11/25/2021

Happy #Thanksgiving! For 125 years, we have been honored to serve our neighbors and our communities. We hope you and yours have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. #VOAPA #125YearsStrong

An Indigenous tribe known as the Susquehannock lived along the Susquehanna River, especially in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lan...
11/23/2021

An Indigenous tribe known as the Susquehannock lived along the Susquehanna River, especially in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, and York counties. They established towns along the Susquehanna because of the fertile soil and waters that facilitated travel and trade. Although the Susquehannock controlled the fur trade, war and disease eventually overwhelmed them. They became known as the Conestoga Indians before meeting a tragic end in 1763 when they were attacked by a group known as the “Paxton Boys” in what an observer called “the most horrible massacre that was ever heard of in this, or perhaps any other province.”
#IndigenousPeoplesMonth #NativeAmericanHeritage

An Indigenous tribe known as the Susquehannock lived along the Susquehanna River, especially in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, and York counties. They established towns along the Susquehanna because of the fertile soil and waters that facilitated travel and trade. Although the Susquehannock controlled the fur trade, war and disease eventually overwhelmed them. They became known as the Conestoga Indians before meeting a tragic end in 1763 when they were attacked by a group known as the “Paxton Boys” in what an observer called “the most horrible massacre that was ever heard of in this, or perhaps any other province.”
#IndigenousPeoplesMonth #NativeAmericanHeritage

Is there someone in your life who showed you LOVE when you needed it most? Tag them in a comment to show how thankful yo...
11/23/2021

Is there someone in your life who showed you LOVE when you needed it most? Tag them in a comment to show how thankful you are. #LoveYourNeighbor

Is there someone in your life who showed you LOVE when you needed it most? Tag them in a comment to show how thankful you are. #LoveYourNeighbor

#DidYouKnow the Iroquois people created the bunk bed? They lived in longhouses, some of which extended the length of a f...
11/18/2021

#DidYouKnow the Iroquois people created the bunk bed? They lived in longhouses, some of which extended the length of a football field. Inside were many bed combinations, including beds built on top of each other—a precursor to the modern-day bunk bed. #IndigenousPeoplesMonth #NativeAmericanHeritage

#DidYouKnow the Iroquois people created the bunk bed? They lived in longhouses, some of which extended the length of a football field. Inside were many bed combinations, including beds built on top of each other—a precursor to the modern-day bunk bed. #IndigenousPeoplesMonth #NativeAmericanHeritage

Today is #NationalPhilanthropyDay! We celebrate the vital role philanthropy has on societal change. We honor the change ...
11/15/2021

Today is #NationalPhilanthropyDay! We celebrate the vital role philanthropy has on societal change. We honor the change we’ve made together, the change we’re making, and the change that is yet to come. #VOA #125YearsStrong

Today is #NationalPhilanthropyDay! We celebrate the vital role philanthropy has on societal change. We honor the change we’ve made together, the change we’re making, and the change that is yet to come. #VOA #125YearsStrong

11/13/2021

In a world where you can be anything, be kind. We are all in need of a little kindness. Join us on #WorldKindnessDay and brighten someone’s day!
#VOA #125YearsStrong

In 1492, the indigenous population of North America, north of the Rio Grande, was approximately 15 million. They grouped...
11/12/2021

In 1492, the indigenous population of North America, north of the Rio Grande, was approximately 15 million.
They grouped themselves into more than 600 nations with separate leadership, customs, laws, lifestyles and diverse dialects. Of utmost importance was family, clan and the village.
Although some aspects of their lifestyles were different—hunter-gathers, agriculturalists, adobe-dwellers, etc.—most religions revolved around the belief that all nature was sacred and alive.
The indigenous population was decimated due to war and diseases brought by the colonizers. Approximately 12 million souls were lost. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the current total population of Native Americans in the United States is 6.79 million. Today, although the United States recognizes the rights of more than 560 tribes to self-govern and supports their tribal sovereignty, Native Americans still face threats from federal and state governments related to land use and resource extraction.

#IndigenousPeoplesMonth #NativeAmericanHeritage

In 1492, the indigenous population of North America, north of the Rio Grande, was approximately 15 million.
They grouped themselves into more than 600 nations with separate leadership, customs, laws, lifestyles and diverse dialects. Of utmost importance was family, clan and the village.
Although some aspects of their lifestyles were different—hunter-gathers, agriculturalists, adobe-dwellers, etc.—most religions revolved around the belief that all nature was sacred and alive.
The indigenous population was decimated due to war and diseases brought by the colonizers. Approximately 12 million souls were lost. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the current total population of Native Americans in the United States is 6.79 million. Today, although the United States recognizes the rights of more than 560 tribes to self-govern and supports their tribal sovereignty, Native Americans still face threats from federal and state governments related to land use and resource extraction.

#IndigenousPeoplesMonth #NativeAmericanHeritage

11/11/2021

Today and every day, we honor those who have served our nation. This Veterans Day, head over to Faces of VOA to hear from veterans who have come through our doors. We are proud to have provided the care they needed to thrive. Read more at https://www.voa.org/125-faces-voa. #VOA #125YearsStrong

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11/08/2021

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Halloween may be over but these pictures are a must-see! Our Wilkes-Barre office hosted their first Trunk or Treat last ...
11/05/2021

Halloween may be over but these pictures are a must-see! Our Wilkes-Barre office hosted their first Trunk or Treat last Friday. Thank you to all who volunteered to make the event a success for our community. #FlashbackFriday

#ThrowbackThursday: VOAPA Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability to support the figh...
11/04/2021

#ThrowbackThursday: VOAPA Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability to support the fight to increase Direct Support Providers' (DSPs) wages. Last week, supporters took to the Capitol to voice concerns over low wages. We will continue to advocate for DSPs as they advocate for individuals with IDD. #SupportMeSupportDSPs

#ThrowbackThursday: VOAPA Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability to support the fight to increase Direct Support Providers' (DSPs) wages. Last week, supporters took to the Capitol to voice concerns over low wages. We will continue to advocate for DSPs as they advocate for individuals with IDD. #SupportMeSupportDSPs

Polls in Pennsylvania are open until 8:00 pm.  Be sure to vote!
11/02/2021

Polls in Pennsylvania are open until 8:00 pm. Be sure to vote!

Polls in Pennsylvania are open until 8:00 pm. Be sure to vote!

11/01/2021

Happiest of birthdays to our 125th Anniversary Honorary Chair, the legendary Frances Hesselbein! Your dedication to philanthropic leadership has transformed the non-profit sector. We hope today and the rest of the year bring you health, joy, and happiness! #VOA #125YearsStrong

November is National Indigenous Peoples’ Month—a time to listen, learn, and honor the indigenous communities across the ...
11/01/2021

November is National Indigenous Peoples’ Month—a time to listen, learn, and honor the indigenous communities across the country for their contributions to our nation and their ongoing efforts to make our country a more just and equitable place. We recognize the fraught history of these communities and encourage everyone to learn more about Indigenous People. #VOA #VOAPA #125YearsStrong

November is National Indigenous Peoples’ Month—a time to listen, learn, and honor the indigenous communities across the country for their contributions to our nation and their ongoing efforts to make our country a more just and equitable place. We recognize the fraught history of these communities and encourage everyone to learn more about Indigenous People. #VOA #VOAPA #125YearsStrong

10/31/2021

Witches and ghouls and ghosts, oh my! Whether today is filled with tricks or treats, Volunteers of America wishes you a Happy Halloween!

#125YearsStrong #VOA #VOAPA

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YOGA ASHRAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Kula Kamala Foundation & Yoga Ashram is in search of residential volunteers to stay at the ashram for two or four week increments as follows: January 10-24, 2018 February 16 - March 19, 2018 Please call 484-509-5073, PM me, reply here or email [email protected] regarding your interest and we will start an information group. 5 hour daily shifts, access to classes and sessions as schedule allows, dormitory housing, vegetarian meals, amazing community, great learning opportunity. Kitchen support experience helpful, but we will also train you. We would love to hear from you! Learn more about our organization at www.kulakamalafoundation.org #Berks #Reading #Volunteer #Yoga #kulakamalafoundation