Our Ministry of Service

Volunteers of America is a Christian organization, established in 1896 by Christian social reformers Ballington and Maud Booth.  The mission of the organization, as stated in 1896, is "to reach and uplift all people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God."

Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge supports and empowers families and individuals to reach their full potential through the delivery of human services in 19 parishes.

In addition to being one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive human services organizations, Volunteers of America is an interdenominational church.  Our ministry is one of service, nondiscriminatory in the delivery of our services, providing assistance to people of all faiths.  Volunteers of America never requires those we help to participate in worship services or even to acknowledge specific beliefs.  Yet, all of our programs and human services are motivated by and exemplify Christian beliefs and principles.