Our Ministry

A Ministry of Service

Seeing broken people physically, emotionally, and spiritually healed, thriving in their faith community as beloved citizens in Christ’s Kingdom.
– Ministry Vision

In addition to being one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive human services organizations, Volunteers of America is a spiritual-based ministry of service. For more than 100 years, Volunteers of America has provided essential services to heal the body and spirit. We provide human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement.

Volunteers of America has been ecumenical from the beginning. Its ministers have always come from all Christian faith traditions. In fact, ministers are encouraged to be active in other Christian churches for worship, service to others, and continued spiritual growth. This understanding of ministry derives from the foundation of Volunteers of America as both a church itself and as an “auxiliary” to the universal Christian church with a special mission of service.

Volunteers of America offers people a unique opportunity to put their faith into action. Working together with the help of our committed volunteer board members and volunteers, we can achieve our collective mission and make the world a more compassionate place to live.


Constituent Member

Constituent Members are volunteers who have continuously and actively engaged with Volunteers of America for at least two years and seek to deepen their connection to our ministry.

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Ordained Minister

Ordination is the highest level of response to God’s call to ministry in Volunteers of America. Ordained Ministers are also employees of Volunteers of America and are committed to overseeing the Christian ministry and mentoring their local office’s ministers.

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Commissioned Minister

Commissioned Ministers are Volunteers of America employees who embody Christian leadership. These ministers help support the Volunteers of America’s ministry through compassion, knowledge, and active service of God. Commissioned Ministers take on this role in addition to their regular job responsibilities.

Ministry Volunteer Form

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For more information, please contact:

Nick Angeloff
Senior Director of Ministry

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