Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Our work of  "touching lives and building community" reflects our century-old mission.
  • 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.

Our Vision

Our vision for Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans is to be the premiere nonprofit human service provider in the quality of our programs and services, in stewardship of the resources entrusted to us, in creating new ways to serve people, in measuring our results, in managing change and planning for the future, and most of all, in living our mission of service to our community.

Why We Do What We Do - Vision Statement
We are Volunteers of America. 
And we are the first to step forward, 
taking on the most crushing problems. 
The dire. 
The homeless. 
The untouchable. 
And we make a difference. 
Because we not only perceive the burdens of others, 
we know firsthand what it means to make them lighter. 
This is why we do what we do. 

Our story is long and rich. 
And widely unknown. 
But we're not chasing fame. Or glory. 
Our lives are meant for service. 
For lifting up the brokenhearted. 
For finding the lost. 
For reaching out with mercy and compassion 
to those who thought they were beyond reach. 
For uplifting all our lives. 
This is why we do what we do. 

Every day, we see our brothers and sisters 
lying beaten and bruised on their own roads to Jericho. 
We act because we're trained. 
We're impassioned. 
We're honored. 
This is why we do what we do. 

Like our Great Exemplar, 
we go among the unclean, 
the broken, 
the forgotten, 
and the outcast. 
And we use our lives
to make theirs better. 
This is why we do what we do. 

We are Volunteers of America.




Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans is a non-profit human service organization that helps people in need throughout 16 parishes in southeast Louisiana. You can help by donating your vehicle, stocks and mutual funds, life insurance, or making a bequest in your will or planned gift. Volunteering your time is also an invaluable way to contribute. Sign up today to learn more about our programs and services.