Volunteers of America’s community service campaigns are regularly featured in the news, raising awareness about the needs of families who are homeless through coverage of Operation Backpack, about the need for food assistance through Sidewalk Santa, and the complicated issues faced by veterans.
We offer a variety of experts who can speak to the issues our organization faces everyday as one of the nation's largest human service providers. The Volunteers of America communications staff is available to help members of the media understand the work we do and tell the stories of the people we serve.
If you are a member of the media, please call (212) 496-4305.
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