About Us

Volunteers of America is a nonprofit human service organization dedicated to the relief of human suffering and the advancement of social justice. It was founded in 1896 by Christian social reformers Ballington and Maud Booth in New York City.  Today Volunteers of America is active in more than 220 communities throughout the United States, helping over one million people every year.  Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest evaluator of charities, has awarded its top rating, 4 stars, to Volunteers of America for “successfully managing the finances of the organization in an efficient and effective manner.”

Locally, Volunteers of America Alaska has stood for compassionate and ethical service since 1981, when it began offering substance abuse treatment to adolescents at the ARCH residential treatment facility in Eagle River.  Since then we have expanded to serve over 35,000 people statewide. We offer a wide array of services for young children, adolescents, families and the elderly.