When many people venture into an activity in which they have to invest their money and time, they often expect to later gain profits that benefit them directly. That is not the case for a certain American organisation, Volunteers of America. This is a non-profit organisation ran by the United States government and is aimed at assisting less privileged members of society by helping them rise to their full potential. This organisation serves more than two million people in America. It has set its offices in several states in US, some of which are listed below;
- New York
This organisation seeks to help homeless children and orphans by providing them with homes to stay in, food, clothes and proper education. For its successful operation and continuity, the organisation is funded by United States government, donations from other organisations and well wishers as well as Volunteers of America internal businesses. Its staff volunteers on their own accord and, therefore, no money is required for staff payments.
There is a unit under this organisation known as the literacy volunteers of America. These are people who are interested and very much concerned with illiteracy levels among adults in America. In a bid to eradicate illiteracy among American adults, these people volunteer to teach adults basic education, which is simple reading and writing, to at least enable them to know what is going on around them by reading newspapers, billboards and notices.
Head Start Campaign
Volunteers of America head start is an office, still under Volunteers of America that serves children and families. It focuses on giving children a good head start by availing early childhood learning to all children empowering them from that time when they are of a tender age, thus developing them into responsible, enlightened adults able to make their own decisions and make them well.
Volunteers of America jobs on the other hand are available vacancies in the non profit organisation, Volunteers of America. Willing people need to volunteer for these jobs, from where they are going to serve their country as a way of giving back to society. This could be by serving military families, as a way of thanking them for their devotion. When applying, you should be 18years and above and an American citizen. Application can be done online through their website.
Apart from volunteers of America, other people could opt for Peace Corps alternatives. This involves travelling to other nations to work for the greater good of those less privileged in society.