Founded in 1896 by Christian social reformers Maud and Ballington Booth, Volunteers of America (VOA) is a ministry of service that supports America’s most vulnerable. Serving the entire United States, VOA is committed to helping those in need through our faith-based roots in each community.  

Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE) began serving the community in 1980 through the operation of three group homes for people with developmental disabilities. A charter member of Volunteers of America, VOASE provides services across Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.

Today, in addition to intellectual and developmental disabilities programs, Volunteers of America Southeast serves veterans, low-income seniors, children and youth, homeless, and people with addictive diseases and mental illness.

Serving over 2,000 people daily with direct programs, VOASE also serves over 8,000 people annually with Community Outreach. VOASE strives to enable persons served to become as independent as possible without jeopardizing the welfare or safety of the individual.

Volunteers of America Southeast, Inc. and its subsidiary corporations provide services in several broad program areas.



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.


Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 by Christian social reformers Maud and Ballington Booth. They envisioned a spiritual movement in the United States in which devotion to God and country could be expressed through service to others.

VOA Founders
Maud and Ballington Booth




Now in our second century of service, Volunteers of America is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive human service organizations.

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VOA’s Statement on the Rise in Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

Volunteers of America (VOA) condemns the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. According to Stop AAPI Hate, Asian-Americans’ recently released report, Asians were targeted in nearly 3,800 hate incidents in the past year. Stop AAPI Hate was formed in March of last year to prevent discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteers of America stands with the Asian American community and all disenfranchised and marginalized communities that have experienced racism, hate, and discrimination. We strongly condemn racism in all forms and we remain steadfast in our commitment to create a world of greater justice and hope for all.

Our hearts go out to the families and communities of those who have been harmed or have lost their lives from hate crimes and discrimination. We stand with the Asian American and Pacific Islanders community and all others to stop hate.