Our Ministry of Service
Who Are We?
Volunteers of America is a church without walls. Since 1896, we have answered God’s call to transform lives by reaching and uplifting America’s most vulnerable.
We do this through a ministry of service led by more than 16,000 professionals, working across the country to touch the lives of 1.5 million people each year. We seek to serve the needs of the whole person (mind, body and spirit) by bringing together the human service agency and the church. We provide assistance to people of all faiths and never require those we serve or those we employ to participate in worship services or to acknowledge specific beliefs. Yet, from our very beginning, Volunteers of America’s work has been and continues to be motivated by God’s love. We have answered the call to be a ministry of service that sets Volunteers of America apart.
What do we believe?
Principles of Faith
We are diverse individuals, drawn together as a ministry of service.
We are one church without walls.
We believe God’s love is revealed to us through the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We believe that when serving the most vulnerable, an authentic spiritual transformation happens – for both giver and receiver.
We believe in God’s boundless grace and mercy.
We believe that every individual deserves to be lifted up to the glory of God.
Want to join our ministry?
Volunteers of America offers several ways to join us in answering God’s call.
Join our weekly worship service. Join us every Sunday at 11 a.m. EST for an interdenominational worship service streamed live from Gulf Coast Village, a Volunteers of America Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cape Coral, Florida.
Become a constituent member. Constituent members are dedicated to the work of Volunteers of America and commit to be an active member of their affiliate’s ministry. As members of the Volunteers of America Church, constituent members elect leaders to Volunteers of America’s National Board of Directors and vote on proposed resolutions to the organization’s Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. Learn more here: Constituent Member Enrollment Form
Become a constituent minister. Constituent ministers are volunteers who have been continuously and actively engaged with Volunteers of America for at least two years and are seeking to deepen their connection to our ministry. Learn more here: 2020 Application Guidelines for Constituent Minister of Volunteers of America
Become a commissioned minister. Commissioned ministers are Volunteers of America employees who embody Christian leadership. These ministers help support Volunteers of America’s ministry through compassion, knowledge and active service of God. Learn more here: 2020 Application Guidelines for Commissioned Minister of Volunteers of America
You can support our ministry initiatives by donating to the Love Campaign.