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 bonded by a commitment to faith, human dignity and social justice. Nationally, we provide more than 120 different types of social services with programs numbering in the thousands. We provide a variety of services to people of all ages, from birth to the frail elderly. Volunteers of America is also one of the nation’s largest nonprofit developer and provider of affordable housing.
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Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, an affiliate of the national organization, operates 26 programs in the Commonwealth, serving persons coping with disabilities; at-risk children and youth; people in emergency situations; those in need of employment; elderly individuals and couples on fixed incomes; individuals coping with severe and chronic mental illness; families with limited incomes; children dealing with behavioral challenges and educational deficits; and pregnant teens and teenage mothers, among others in need. In Pennsylvania, these diverse programs and services are provided by 130 full- and part-time employees, and assisted by approximately 1,900 dedicated volunteers.

Mission: Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania is a human service nonprofit organization. With compassionate care that touches mind, body, heart and spirit, our highly effective programs help seniors, adults, youth and children reach for their full potential. Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania is dedicated to supporting and empowering the vulnerable and under-served. As part of one of the nation's largest human services organizations serving more than 2 million people every year, we see the potential in everyone and help them accomplish more than they ever thought possible. Our Mission of Service Volunteers of America Pennsylvania envisions caring communities where Pennsylvanians support each other’s mental, physical, spiritual and social well-being.

Join Volunteers of America: Youth Empowerment Project for the Annual Operation Backpack® Fair with free hair cuts, free ...
07/29/2020

Join Volunteers of America: Youth Empowerment Project for the Annual Operation Backpack® Fair with free hair cuts, free food, and a free rummage sale! Register for free backpacks at www.swfc.org. Masks must be work. Social distancing will be observed. #Sharpsburg

VOAPA is hiring! Our In-Home and Community Supports program is seeking compassionate Direct Support Professionals across...
07/28/2020

VOAPA is hiring! Our In-Home and Community Supports program is seeking compassionate Direct Support Professionals across the state of Pennsylvania for an entry level position. Our DSPs work in the private home as well as in the community to help people with developmental differences lead the lives they envision for themselves. To view our current employment opportunities and apply for positions in your local area follow this link 👉🏽 http://ow.ly/AaNX50AKt9m

VOAPA is feeling hungry. 😋 Looking forward to harvest time at Ruth's Place thanks to AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast!🍅
07/17/2020

VOAPA is feeling hungry. 😋 Looking forward to harvest time at Ruth's Place thanks to AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast!🍅

Our garden has been beautified once again! 💐 We want to sincerely thank AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast for their continued sponsorship of our community garden. With their help we are able to keep teaching our shelter residents about sustainable living practices year after year. Check out these before and after photos!

When everyone is feeling divided, there’s at least one thing we can all agree on . . . donating a vehicle is easy! Simpl...
07/07/2020

When everyone is feeling divided, there’s at least one thing we can all agree on . . . donating a vehicle is easy! Simply give online at www.voapa.org/donate-vehicle or over the phone with our Vehicle Donor Support Team at 833.300.5737. We’ll arrange for your free pick-up, you’ll schedule a convenient time with the vendor, and the driver will provide you with an initial donation receipt. Donate today!

The Children's Center in Allentown provides families with access to affordable, high-quality early childhood and out-of-...
06/30/2020

The Children's Center in Allentown provides families with access to affordable, high-quality early childhood and out-of-school programs for children ages 13 months through fifth grade. The overall goal of the center is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment that can serve as a foundation for future success in school and in life.

The Children’s Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and has earned and maintained a Keystone STARS Star Four rating in the Keystone STARS quality rating system for Pennsylvania’s early childhood education providers.
Pat Toomey and U.S. Senator Bob Casey there is no recovery without #ChildCare. Please #FundChildCare to #SaveEarlyLearning in Pennsylvania.

Congratulations to the Volunteers of America: Youth Empowerment Project of Sharpsburg!  Our team is providing free meals...
06/29/2020

Congratulations to the Volunteers of America: Youth Empowerment Project of Sharpsburg! Our team is providing free meals and snacks in #Sharpsburg, #Millvale and today was the first day in #Blawnox. They are also providing daily snacks at the Sharpsburg Community Library. For more contact our team at 412.782.5344.

06/24/2020

Thank you to @Fritolay for donating 1,600 cases of single-serve, shelf-stable snack items to our locations in Western and Northeastern Pennsylvania. These snacks will be distributed to the individuals, families and communities we serve! Your gift will make a difference in the lives of so many across Pennsylvania. We are grateful for your support!

06/02/2020
COVID-19 has put a temporary end to a lot of things, but it can't stop homelessness.  Our team is working every day to h...
06/01/2020

COVID-19 has put a temporary end to a lot of things, but it can't stop homelessness. Our team is working every day to help those who don't have a roof over their heads or food in their stomachs. We hope that you will help too. http://ow.ly/tIhD50zUJSO

ICYMI: VOAPA has closed Volunteers of America PA Thrift Store in Wilkes-Barre. The doors of the thrift store are closed ...
06/01/2020
Volunteers of America closes WB thrift store | Times Leader

ICYMI: VOAPA has closed Volunteers of America PA Thrift Store in Wilkes-Barre. The doors of the thrift store are closed but we remain open and committed to the individuals, families and the Luzerne County community with programs including Dial-A-Driver, Manna House, Ruth's Place’s Place, Give Hope and Caring Alternatives, to name a few.

Learn more: http://ow.ly/byLU50zVe20

WILKES-BARRE —Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania has permanently closed its family thrift store on South Main Street in the city after more than two months of being shuttered under state COVID-19…

05/31/2020

As counties continue to move from red to yellow, we're not out of the woods yet. People experiencing homelessness are still in need. Your donation of $19 or more will provide shelter, meals and critical services for those who need it most right now. We hope we can count on you to donate: http://ow.ly/fE9r50zUJP4

Due to the pandemic, ladies at Ruth's Place have been unable to go  the store to buy their groceries.  Your $19 will ena...
05/31/2020

Due to the pandemic, ladies at Ruth's Place have been unable to go the store to buy their groceries. Your $19 will enable us to buy additional groceries to feed the residents who are working on becoming self-sufficient. Please give: http://ow.ly/yAzO50zUJFO

More than 50% of individuals experiencing homelessness in Wilkes-Barre self report  mental and/or physical disabilities ...
05/29/2020

More than 50% of individuals experiencing homelessness in Wilkes-Barre self report mental and/or physical disabilities to our Give Hope outreach team. VOAPA helps reduce barriers to homelessness. Your gift of $19 can help. http://ow.ly/86CL50zP6Fg #19ForCovid19

05/28/2020

Your gift of $19 or more can make a difference in the life of someone experiencing homelessness. Give now: http://ow.ly/XHRq50zR6dM #19ForCovid19

“For I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you invited m...
05/28/2020

“For I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35

Your gift of just $19 can provide meals, shelter and other essential needs and services. Join us and share God’s love by providing the gift of help and compassion to those in need. Please give: http://ow.ly/DU9A50zOHta #19ForCovid19

This is a time of historic need. You can help by donating $19 or more to our homeless services programs to help provide ...
05/27/2020

This is a time of historic need. You can help by donating $19 or more to our homeless services programs to help provide shelter, food and clothing to our neighbors in need. Please give today: http://ow.ly/W8k350zR5xB #19ForCovid19

05/27/2020
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Your neighbors are in urgent need . Your donation of $19 can provide shelter, food and clothing to someone affected by the impact of COVID-19. Give today: http://ow.ly/DVLm50zR58H #19ForCovid19

Never look down on anyone unless you're helping them up. Your $19 can provide the help someone needs during this pandemi...
05/27/2020

Never look down on anyone unless you're helping them up. Your $19 can provide the help someone needs during this pandemic. Be a hero to someone in need. Give hope now: http://ow.ly/kpQC50zR4y9 #19ForCovid19

How can you shelter in place when you don't have a roof over your head? Our homeless services programs provide supplies ...
05/27/2020

How can you shelter in place when you don't have a roof over your head? Our homeless services programs provide supplies to those experiencing homelessness to help keep them safe from #coronavirus. Your gift of $19 can provide masks to some of our most vulnerable neighbors. http://ow.ly/u2Yz50zP8gu #19ForCovid19

YOU can be a hero to our essential workers who are caring for those in need.  Your gift of $19 can provide needed suppli...
05/26/2020

YOU can be a hero to our essential workers who are caring for those in need. Your gift of $19 can provide needed supplies that will help keep our staff and clients safe. Please give: http://ow.ly/RMfW50zP7Pj #19ForCovid19

We are experiencing a dramatic increase in the need for our services and we need your help. In order to stop the spread ...
05/26/2020

We are experiencing a dramatic increase in the need for our services and we need your help. In order to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, we are disinfecting Ruth's Place now more than ever. Your gift of $19 will provide 4 bottles of disinfectant spray or all-purpose cleaner. Please donate to help us keep our staff and residents safe: http://ow.ly/5XEw50zOIRj

05/25/2020

We remember. Happy Memorial Day!

More than 50% of individuals experiencing homelessness in Wilkes-Barre self report  mental and/or physical disabilities ...
05/25/2020

More than 50% of individuals experiencing homelessness in Wilkes-Barre self report mental and/or physical disabilities to our Give Hope outreach team. VOAPA helps reduce barriers to homelessness. Your gift of $19 can help. http://ow.ly/j3tR50zP6AS #19ForCovid19

Happy Memorial Day!
05/25/2020

Happy Memorial Day!

“For I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you invited m...
05/24/2020

“For I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35

Your gift of just $19 can provide meals, shelter and other essential needs and services. Join us and share God’s love by providing the gift of help and compassion to those in need. Please give: http://ow.ly/DU9A50zOHta #19ForCovid19

05/24/2020

Homelessness doesn't stop because of COVID-19, and neither will we. Join the fight! Your gift of $19 will go a long way to help feed, support and comfort our neighbors in need during this crisis. http://ow.ly/3t4v50zOH10

ICYMI: COVID-19 has disrupted average daily life, but it has been most devastating for the homeless, the home bound and ...
05/23/2020

ICYMI: COVID-19 has disrupted average daily life, but it has been most devastating for the homeless, the home bound and those already in fragile health who VOAPA works to protect. You have an opportunity to make a lifesaving difference.

Your contribution to the $19 for COVID-19 special fundraiser will help to provide shelter, meals and critical services for those who are most in need. Please give: http://ow.ly/kznY50zOpYm

Students from four South Jersey high school robotics teams jumped into action to dedicate their time to help others.  No...
05/22/2020

Students from four South Jersey high school robotics teams jumped into action to dedicate their time to help others. Normally they would have been competing against each other by building robots and setting them to compete against each other. Luckily for thousands of frontline workers, such as our own, they instead collaborated to save lives.

Between completing online classes and homebound school work, these students and coaches dedicated themselves to the humanitarian effort of helping medical professionals and other frontline workers access what they needed most—PPE—through homemade, high tech solutions. They formed Project FRCAgainst COVID-19, an initiative to print 3D Face Shields to protect medical staff and front line workers from the risk of infection from COVID-19. FRC Against Covid-19 started with just one printer, but through the community’s support, they ramped up to the point of having 10 printers working 24 hours a day. Through their around the clock commitment, they’ve created and distributed more than 5,800 face shield frames and 29,000 face shield refills. Much of this was funded by the coaches dedicating their own personal resources to the cause of helping frontline workers during their greatest hour of need, when PPE could not be purchased at any price.

We were ones in desperate need to access PPE for our most valued resources, our dedicated staff members. All of our orders from early March were canceled one by one; deliveries didn’t arrive. FRCAgainst COVID-9 answered our mayday call. They donated 90 shields that we distributed across all VOAPA programs in Pennsylvania to protect our essential workers who are working to care for and protect others. Thanks to them, our team in Pittsburgh is more safely able to distribute food, our outreach workers in Northeast PA can help people living in encampments, our shelter workers are safer, and our teams working in and cleaning residential facilities for the elderly and people with disabilities are able to fight COVID. We are so proud of and grateful to the young people at FRC Against Covid-19 for leading the way and keeping medical professionals and frontline workers safe. Thank you!

#Mayday is an internationally recognized distress signal. During this unprecedented time, our distress calls have been heard loud and clear by several community partners and organizations—old and new. In our Mayday series, we plan to highlight some of the friends who answered our call for help.

Your $19 means food, housing support or other essential services for our most vulnerable neighbors during this crisis. Y...
05/22/2020

Your $19 means food, housing support or other essential services for our most vulnerable neighbors during this crisis. Your gift today will make all the difference for our neighbors in need: http://ow.ly/XOPN50zO8yP

How do you shelter in place when you don't have a roof over your head? Your donation of $19 to our homeless services pro...
05/21/2020

How do you shelter in place when you don't have a roof over your head? Your donation of $19 to our homeless services programs--Give Hope and Ruth's Place--will give food, shelter and hope to those in need. http://ow.ly/iJTf50zOpYn
#19forCOVID19 #COVID19 #NEPA #WilkesBarre

The most vulnerable people in your community need you now more than ever.  While this is an uncertain time for most of u...
05/21/2020

The most vulnerable people in your community need you now more than ever. While this is an uncertain time for most of us, it’s devastating for the homebound, homeless and those already in fragile conditions who VOAPA works to protect. Please give: http://ow.ly/iJTf50zOpYn

COVID-19 has disrupted average daily life, but it has been most devastating for the homeless, the homebound and those al...
05/20/2020

COVID-19 has disrupted average daily life, but it has been most devastating for the homeless, the homebound and those already in fragile health who VOAPA works to protect. You have an opportunity to make a lifesaving difference.

For the next 19 days, we are asking that you contribute to the $19 for COVID-19 special fundraiser that will help to provide shelter, meals and critical services for those who are most in need. Please give: http://ow.ly/iJTf50zOpYn

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05/20/2020

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What happened to the Mechanicsburg store?? I'm out front and it says closed permanently??
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