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About Us

Volunteers of America Michigan is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For almost 125 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved.

Since 1896, we have supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, the frail elderly, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.

The name Volunteers of America was selected when the organization was founded almost 125 years ago. It signified that the organization was comprised of people voluntarily choosing to help others. In those days, a volunteer was anyone who was committed to a mission or cause. Since its earliest days, when Volunteers of America brought food, medicine and comfort to people not served by other charities, volunteering has been instrumental in every aspect of the organization's ministry of service.

Today, our services are delivered through a partnership of professional staff, volunteers and other community supporters.

Mission Statement

Volunteers of America Michigan, Inc., is a charitable organization founded in 1896 and driven on Christian values and principles. Volunteers of America, illustrating the presence of God through all that we do, serves people and communities in need and creates volunteer opportunities for people to experience the joy of service to others. Our programs address the needs of our community’s disadvantaged, focusing on all levels of our continuum of care. We believe in the dignity of every person and strive to achieve self-sufficiency. We encourage service to God, by serving others. (Revised 6/26/2014)

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