Volunteers of America Learning Institute

At Volunteers of America, there are no limits to your professional growth and learning.

Education is a lifelong pursuit and Volunteers of America Learning Institute is committed to employee development and education to foster a productive and skilled workforce. Continuous learning helps ensure our employees deliver quality services to clients and prepares them for career advancement.

The Volunteers of America Learning Institute offers employees a variety of development programs in our training center and at program sites, national conferences and symposia – all providing employees with the opportunity to excel and reach their full potential.

The Learning Institute also helps our employees gain knowledge and skills that enable them to succeed both personally and professionally. Staff members benefit from the chance to carve out successful career paths, and be proud as they aid Volunteers of America in addressing the devastating effects of homelessness, poverty, abuse and untreated mental illness.

We promote:

  • Continuous workplace learning
  • Accredited educational opportunities
  • Vision to serve those most in need
  • An unparalleled opportunity to excel

It’s no secret, learning helps create employees who can provide quality services to those in need and opens the doors to promotional opportunities. You’ll benefit from the chance to carve out a successful career path, and aid Volunteers of America in attacking the root causes of homelessness, hunger and substance abuse. Sure it’s a challenge, but it’s one of the most rewarding opportunities available today.

Depending on your field of concentration, training and development programs during the first year may include:

  • Case Management
  • Leadership for Results
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Safety
  • Performance Management
  • Computer Training
  • Workplace Ethics

Qualified candidates may apply for partial reimbursement for Associates, Bachelors or Masters Degree programs from an accredited university or College Level Examination Programs (CLEP) . Reimbursement is also available for Certification Programs and Professional licenses related to employment at VOA.


“One of the best courses I took in many years…I really feel privileged to have had my teachers and to have met some of the program leaders that are working with the people we serve.”

– Julia Oliver

The VOA Learning Institute is certified by IACET (International Association of Continuing Education and Training) as a provider of continuing education credits and has met high standards for excellence in training.

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