About Us

Our Name

The name Volunteers of America was chosen by our founders, Ballington and Maud Booth, when the organization was founded over 125 years ago. They volunteered to dedicate their hearts, spirits and lives to help reach and uplift people in need. Our name meant the organization was comprised of people voluntarily choosing to help others. Back in 1896, a volunteer was anyone who was committed to a mission or a cause.

Our Mission

To provide a haven in which everyone has the potential to grow, achieve dignity, and find purpose for a fulfilled life.

Our Vision

We envision a Michigan in which every person has sanctuary, dignity, and purpose.

“Go wherever we are needed and do whatever comes to hand.”

Maud Booth, Co-Founder of Volunteers of America

Our Values

Ministry of Service

We represent our faith through joyful service to others.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe in cultivating an environment and culture where everyone can be the truest version of themselves

Servant Leadership

We encourage service with love, compassion, and integrity

Social Innovation

As an organization: We pursue strategic, adapting services to empower our community

As individuals: We are never satisfied with the status quo and are encouraged to be advocates for growth

2022-2024 Strategic Plan Priorities

Volunteers of America Michigan (VOAMI) utilizes a continuous strategic planning process to identify and execute goals of the agency. Progress is evaluated twice a year through partnerships of the Core Leadership Team and an external consultant. The full strategic plan provides an internal guide to advance and operationalize VOAMI’s mission.

  • Nurture an inclusive, respectful organizational culture that values diversity and is committed to equity
  • Strengthen infrastructure of current programs
  • Enhance leadership development and staff training
  • Expand ministry of service
  • Diversify service opportunities through new initiatives


Please Contact the Executive Administrator | Board Liaison
Phone: (248) 204-6036 Email: sboyd@voami.org

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