The Value of Volunteering for Senior Adults

Ed and Mary Ann Brannan of Mandeville, LA, made it a point when they retired to stay involved in their community. More than ten years ago they began volunteering through Volunteers of America’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), each pursuing opportunities that fit their individual interests and skills. They volunteer, on average, a combined… Read More

Mentoring Children of Promise’s Annual Picnic!

On Saturday, October 2, our Mentoring Children of Promise program hosted its annual picnic in Metairie’s Lafreniere Park. The Mentoring program provides adult mentors who offer young people of incarcerated parents support, friendship, reinforcement, and a constructive example. Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Marlin Gusman and Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand (pictured) were in attendance and handed… Read More

Volunteers of America Staff Featured in WWL and Times-Picayune articles

Click here to read a piece from WWL about New Orleans’ mental health delivery system post-Katrina, featuring Rebecca Thees, our Coordinator of Disaster Related Services. Click here to read a piece from the Times-Picayune about mental health issues in post-Katrina New Orleans, also featuring Rebecca Thees.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program Presents Check to St. Tammany Parish

On Saturday, August 21, a check for $1,072,784, representing the value of the service hours performed by members of our Retired Senior Volunteer Program, was presented to the St. Tammany Parish Presidents’ Office. The check was accepted by John Tobin, Director of Social Services for St. Tammany Parish (pictured right of our CEO Jim LeBlanc).… Read More

Retired Senior Volunteer Program Hosts Event

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) of Volunteers of America recently hosted a Get Acquainted Coffee at the Summerfield Retirement Community. Attendees received information about RSVP and the Faith in Action programs of Volunteers of America. Deputy Eddie Vauthier of the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office did a presentation on personal safety (pictured on the left). Lou… Read More