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.
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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.

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.

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.

Operating as usual

01/01/2021

Last year was difficult for many, but your support continued to change lives. We look forward to better days ahead and making a difference in the lives of those in need. Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and safe New Year! #HappyNewYear

If you can help someone in need, please reach out to our colleagues at Volunteers of America Delaware Valley.
12/23/2020

If you can help someone in need, please reach out to our colleagues at Volunteers of America Delaware Valley.

We are in the final stretch of Adopt A Family! Unfortunately, some donors are unable to fulfill their adopted family's wish list. As an agency, we know better than most that unplanned circumstances prevent the best intentions. That is why we need your help.

Sign up to be a VOA Emergency Santa. Visit our adoption portal at https://www.voadv.org/aaf-adopt or email us at [email protected]. Or shop directly on our Amazon wish list at https://tinyurl.com/y4z2yzve.

There is still time to give the gift of a magical holiday for a local family in need!

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley
12/20/2020

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley

We are in the final stretch of Adopt A Family! Unfortunately, some donors are unable to fulfill their adopted family's wish list. As an agency, we know better than most that unplanned circumstances prevent the best intentions. That is why we need your help.

Sign up to be a VOA Emergency Santa. Visit our adoption portal at https://www.voadv.org/aaf-adopt or email us at [email protected]. Or shop directly on our Amazon wish list at https://tinyurl.com/y4z2yzve.

There is still time to give the gift of a magical holiday for a local family in need!

Our colleagues at Volunteers of America Delaware Valley are working hard to bring Christmas joy to over 900 families thi...
12/15/2020
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley

Our colleagues at Volunteers of America Delaware Valley are working hard to bring Christmas joy to over 900 families this year! Thank you to all who have joined the cause. Click the link below to learn more.

Be the reason a family’s holiday is a little brighter this year. The Adopt A Family program is supporting local children and families by pairing them with generous donors to bring joy and hope this holiday season.

Sign up or learn more here: www.voadv.org/adoptafamily.

#GiveHope

Thank you to United NEPA Alliance for your important work and for supporting Ruth's Place.
12/09/2020
Reasons To Smile: Volunteers step up to spread holiday cheer

Thank you to United NEPA Alliance for your important work and for supporting Ruth's Place.

Many groups in our area are spreading smiles and getting creative to give back to those in need, especially to people struggling during the pandemic.

Join us and our Volunteers of America Delaware Valley friends for this great virtual event.
12/02/2020

Join us and our Volunteers of America Delaware Valley friends for this great virtual event.

There's still time to register for our FREE online fundraising event in support of Volunteers of America Delaware Valley's Volunteer UP Legal Clinic, providing legal assistance to those in need.

Visit https://bit.ly/3lnI0xn before noon tomorrow to be part of the event!

Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania is grateful for the difference you have made in the lives of those we serve.  #Tha...
12/02/2020

Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania is grateful for the difference you have made in the lives of those we serve. #ThankYou #GivingTuesday #EndHomelessness

Although #GivingTuesday is coming to an end, it is not too late to double the impact of your gift! AllOne Charities will...
12/02/2020

Although #GivingTuesday is coming to an end, it is not too late to double the impact of your gift! AllOne Charities will continue to match your donation through December 2nd. There is still time to show your support of Ruth's Place in our mission to #EndHomelessness. Visit voapa.org/allone-givingtuesday and choose Volunteers of America.

It's not too late . . . Now through December 2, donations to VOAPA for #GivingTuesday will be matched by AllOne Charitie...
12/02/2020

It's not too late . . . Now through December 2, donations to VOAPA for #GivingTuesday will be matched by AllOne Charities and benefit Ruth's Place, the only women's shelter in #LuzerneCounty! This gives your donation DOUBLE the impact! Visit voapa.org/allone-givingtuesday and choose Volunteers of America.

TODAY is #GivingTuesday! We’re proud to be a part of this global celebration of giving. The first $1,000 donated to VOAP...
12/01/2020

TODAY is #GivingTuesday! We’re proud to be a part of this global celebration of giving. The first $1,000 donated to VOAPA's Ruth's Place will be matched by the AllOne Charities! This gives your donation DOUBLE the impact! Giving back isn’t canceled, you can express generosity right from your own home. Visit voapa.org/allone-givingtuesday and choose Volunteers of America from the dropdown menu.

Today is #GivingTuesday, an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity.  Let's rally to support ...
12/01/2020

Today is #GivingTuesday, an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity. Let's rally to support women experiencing homeless in our community. VOAPA's Ruth's Place is open 24/7, providing all the amenities of home to approximately 300 women per year, while relying on the generosity of our supporters to make ends meet. To become a part of our mission, consider making a donation TODAY when it will be doubled by AllOne Foundation! Go to http://www.voapa.org/allone-givingtuesday and choose Volunteers of America from the dropdown menu.

We are thankful!
11/26/2020

We are thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Tonight we want to express our thankfulness to each and every one of the amazing donors who stocked our pantry this month ❤ Our bellies will be full tomorrow and it is all because of the kindness you have shown us!

11/26/2020

As we take time to give thanks for our many blessings, VOAPA wants our dedicated staff, supportive donors and committed volunteers to know how grateful we are for you. You give hope and change lives! Have a safe and healthy holiday.

11/11/2020

Happy #VeteransDay. Thank you for your service.

11/04/2020

As we await results of this election, one thing is certain. Regardless of the results—whenever we receive the certified totals—we must accept the outcome and move forward respectfully, productively, civilly and most importantly, together. #ReadySetWait #Election2020

11/03/2020

Today is the day! Exercise your right to #vote!

10/31/2020

Have a Spooktacular day!
#HappyHalloween #StaySafe

The first Sunday in November is when Daylight Saving Time ends in most areas of the U.S. In 2020, we’ll “fall back” one ...
10/31/2020

The first Sunday in November is when Daylight Saving Time ends in most areas of the U.S. In 2020, we’ll “fall back” one hour and return to Standard Time on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2 a.m. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before bed Saturday night!

#DaylightSavingTime
#FallBack

10/29/2020

With just 5 days left, make sure you have a plan to #vote!

"Have we been given an opportunity to reflect, reconsider, and rebuild in ways that support children and families, and h...
10/28/2020
Public support for child care is essential to economic recovery | Opinion

"Have we been given an opportunity to reflect, reconsider, and rebuild in ways that support children and families, and help to heal the damage of poverty and social injustice?" --Betty Druckenmiller, The Children's Center, Volunteers of America

#ICYMI | Read more: http://ow.ly/jBzO50C4zys

Almost half of the child care and early learning programs in Pennsylvania are at risk of permanently closing in the next few months.

10/27/2020
We Will Get Through This.mp4

As the number of COVID-19 cases rise, remember Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania is here to help those most in need. We will get through this together. #voapa #InThisTogether

10/26/2020

Get out and #vote. We're counting on you!

10/23/2020

“We can all agree on the importance of voting.” – @JennaBushHager #vote

10/21/2020

“Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it.” – Susan B. Anthony #vote

Ruth's Place
10/11/2020

Ruth's Place

We're only 1️⃣ week away from Boscov's Friends Helping Friends event! 2 days of 20% off almost everything in store and online. Mention Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania at checkout and 5% of your total is donated to Ruth's Place! Happy shopping 🛍

10/01/2020

A new month, a new beginning, a new mindset . . . Welcome, October! #HappyOctober #HappyFallYall

Caring Alternatives would like to thank the kind folks at the Junior League of Wilkes Barre for donating these much need...
09/28/2020

Caring Alternatives would like to thank the kind folks at the Junior League of Wilkes Barre for donating these much needed supplies to mothers and infants in need in our community.

09/13/2020
Grandparents Day 3.mp4

Every day, especially on #NationalGrandparentsDay, we thank our amazing grandmothers and grandfathers for their love, support and wisdom. Thank you to grandparents everywhere.

09/11/2020

Today, we pause to remember the lives that were lost on #September11. #NeverForget

VOAPA is hiring drivers for Dial-A-Driver in #Wilkes-Barre. To view this opportunity and to apply, visit www.voapa.org/d...
08/28/2020

VOAPA is hiring drivers for Dial-A-Driver in #Wilkes-Barre. To view this opportunity and to apply, visit www.voapa.org/dial-a-driver.

EEO of "Individuals with Disabilities" and "Veteran Status"/AA

Attention veterans in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties, if you served active, fed...
08/21/2020

Attention veterans in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties, if you served active, federal duty in the US Armed Forces and are currently homeless or having difficulty paying your rent, contact VOAPA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program (SSVF). Our program has funding that may be able to help you.

08/21/2020

OBP Shout Out: VOAPA thanks the Family Law Section of the
Pennsylvania Bar Association for your continued generous support of Operation Backpack®. Your gift enabled us to purchase grade-specific backpacks and supplies for children across Pennsylvania. #PBAFamilyLaw

08/20/2020

OBP Shout Out: VOAPA thanks Lower Allegheny Valley Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry for supporting Volunteers of America: Youth Empowerment Project and Operation Backpack® with hundreds of treat bags for our distribution event. We also want to thank all of your volunteers, including Mayor Matthew Rudzki, for their tireless effort on behalf of the children in #Sharpsburg and the surrounding communities.

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