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Volunteers of America North Louisiana

Volunteers of America North Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana

Volunteers of America provides opportunity, promotes dignity and inspires change.

Volunteers of America is a faith-based nonprofit organization founded by Maud and Ballington Booth in 1896. They envisioned a movement dedicated to “reaching and uplifting” the American people. On behalf of the organization, the Booths pledged to “go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand.”

That declaration continues to guide Volunteers of America’s outreach efforts today. In 1935, Volunteers of America North Louisiana first began as a shelter for women and children in Shreveport. As the community changed, our organization responded with a range of services such as opening the first open group homes for people with disabilities, launching our LightHouse program in downtown Shreveport and opening a transitional home for homeless veterans.

We are active in our community. We engage those around us to contribute to the cause in any way they can. Our network of volunteers and donors is committed to helping others through service and assistance.

The Mission

Volunteers of America North Louisiana is a faith-based ministry of service providing opportunity, promoting dignity and inspiring change in all who find their way to us. Volunteers of America North Louisiana reaches out to more than 8,000 people a year by providing affordable senior housing, residential support for people with intellectual, mental and physical disabilities, services for children and families, and a range of continuum services for veterans.

What would you do with 100 volunteer hours and $5,000?

Our programs are not successful without volunteers’ commitment and love toward those we serve. Potential volunteer opportunities include tutoring children, painting a fence at one of our residential facilities, picking up trash, organizing a fun game of bingo or leading art therapy for people with disabilities.