Volunteers of America North Louisiana

Our national organization has more than 115 years of experience and service with a mission to "reach and uplift" the American people.

Volunteers of America North Louisiana is a faith-based ministry of service providing opportunity, promoting dignity and inspiring change in all who who find their way us. Volunteers of America of North and Central Louisiana is a locally-governed and locally-managed affiliate of one of the nation's oldest, largest and most diversified faith-based charities. Today, we touch the lives of thousands in

Operating as usual

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/28/2022

Last week, the Burns Family brought a lot of Christmas cheer to our Corbitt Lodge residents. As always, the Saran Wrap game was the biggest hit! ❤️🎄 thank you for all the smiles & memories!!

Photos from Church for the Highlands's post 12/27/2022

The most wonderful time of the year! Our Visions of Hope participants enjoyed a fun and festive party this month thanks to Church for the Highlands 🎄❤️


Happy Holidays from our Volunteers of America family to yours. Stay warm and safe this weekend! ⛄️❤️

Our admin offices are closed today and Monday, Dec. 26.🤍

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/22/2022

to the most festive holiday party at the Atkins Elementary LightHouse last week sponsored by Mary Springhill AME Church Shreveport. 🎄❤️

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/21/2022

The McAdoo Christmas Party hosted by Blanchard Walker O'Quin & Roberts, A Professional Law Corporation. For over a decade, we’ve celebrated the holidays together! Thank you!!❤️💚❤️💚

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/20/2022

A very happy holiday party at our Safe Haven shelter for veterans. We are so grateful to the Katz Family and their friends for the delicious food, thoughtful presents, and even better company! 🎄🎄🎄

Tonya Arrant Katz

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/20/2022

Danelle Y. Ware with Specialists Hospital Shreveport stopped by the Teen Club last night to spread some Christmas cheer!! Thank you to the wonderful physicians and friends for all you do! 🎄❤️


A small gift can give immense hope this holiday season to those we serve at Volunteers of America North Louisiana. 🤍

Make a Caring Gifts donation and in return, a beautiful handmade angel ornament will be sent to you, the donor, or to the person(s) of your choice. Visit our website to complete the easy, online donation form and send us your recipient list by this Wed., December 21st to ensure it is processed by Christmas Day.

On behalf of the men, women, and children who find their way to us, thank you for your generosity!


Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/16/2022

Last night, 20 middle and high school CIS students were gifted an amazing present - a shopping trip to WalMart! Thank you to our wonderful sponsor, Romph & Pou Agency, for your generosity and kindness!

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/15/2022

Lots of holiday cheer at the Downtown LightHouse party! Thank you to our wonderful friends - Katie Dunkelman, Sherin Mercer, and Melissa Riddick - for the pizza, yummy dessert treats, and more!

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/13/2022

It was a big time for the South Pointe Place senior adult residents! A Christmas bowling celebration complete with yummy treats, stockings, and personalized bowling medals! 😊❤️


Thanks so much to the Calvary Baptist Academy boys basketball team and Coach Morris for hosting a fun Christmas party at the Werner Park LightHouse! The kids loved their presents and practicing basketball drills. 🏀🎄

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/10/2022

💚🎄 Shop with a Doc 2022!

THANK YOU to Specialists Hospital Shreveport physicians and friends for making this the most memorable morning! Because of you, 50 Volunteers of America LightHouse children from Westwood Elementary "The Ranch" and Broadmoor STEM Academy experienced a once in a lifetime shopping trip to Target Store Shreveport! If you’ve ever been, then you know how truly special this event is every year! Enjoy these big smiles and sweet moments captured!


Thank you to Barksdale Federal Credit Union for bringing so much joy to our residents at Independence Lodge!

We’re bringing the Christmas spirit in December! Last night, BFCU employees volunteered at the Independence Lodge by serving food to the residents.


Creswell Elementary School students and our Chance to Dance LightHouse kids were surprised and blown away by Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet (SMB) mini performance (talk and small demonstrations) with 2 guest artists from Puerto Rico!

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/09/2022

Everyone had a very merry time yesterday at the Broadmoor STEM Academy LightHouse Christmas party! Thank you, South Highlands Elementary Magnet School Cheerleaders! ❣️

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/07/2022

“This is a great program. They help me being a single parent by picking up my kids from school and bringing them to the LightHouse to help them with their homework… I just love it, I really do.” - Jamika, LightHouse parent

Jamika spoke during our Hope Begins Here tour this morning. She is a mom of 3 - her oldest is now in our high school program, the Teen Club, and her 9 yr. old twins attend the Downtown LightHouse.

Jamika, thank you for sharing how our after-school and enrichment program has made a difference in your life. We all loved hearing your story! And thank you to all of our guests for taking time out of your day to join us!

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/06/2022

Yesterday, student council hosted their annual Faith Day. 💙

So many of those we serve and their families will benefit from the food, love, and generosity given through these food baskets!


You are invited to see your Caring Gift at work this week and attend our upcoming Hope Begins Here holiday tour on Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 11 am to noon.

Trust us, don’t miss this JOYFUL experience! Come on and invite a friend to join you!!

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 12/01/2022

We held our annual Holiday Worship Service this week. Thank you to Jack Parker, the musicians, and choir for leading us in song and music. And a special thank you to our Chaplain, The Rev. Dr. John Henson, for reminding us when we extend hope to those in need, we experience hope within ourselves. 🤍

“Sometimes people forget we are a church… to do whatever it is that comes to hand that we would serve the people who are around us… and look for other needs in this community. This is the work of the church.” - John Henson

Photos from Nader's Gallery's post 11/30/2022

This is so wonderful ❤️ thank you for thinking of those we serve and opening your beautiful space. We appreciate everyone who made this possible!


Give a Caring Gifts angel this !

Each angel is uniquely handmade from recycled and biodegradable fibers containing cilantro seeds. Along with the angel, each recipient will receive a personalized card telling them how the ONE DONATION given in their name will change the lives of THOUSANDS who find their way to us, including children and families, veterans, people with disabilities, and senior adults.

Thank you so much for GIVING what you can to make a difference today and every day.

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For 33 years, Caring Gifts has provided hope to those in need, including children and families, veterans, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

For every donation made to Volunteers of America North Louisiana this holiday season, a beautiful handmade angel will be sent to you, the donor, or to the person(s) of your choice. 🎁

Click the link and bring joy to those we serve now and all year long —>



Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🧡 Giving thanks for the simple things in life today and grateful for you!

Have a wonderful thanksgiving!


Linda, one of our residents at South Pointe Place, has began to share her love of crocheting with her neighbors. Additionally, she has also invited clients and residents in our other programs to join her weekly class every Friday morning! 🧶🧡

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 11/16/2022

Every Wednesday, volunteers from are showing up to tutor and build relationships with CIS students at Caddo Heights Elementary - what a difference this partnership is already making! ✨


❤️ this is so wonderful. Thank you, thank you for bringing joy to those we serve! ✨

To donate, please click here >> https://www.gofundme.com/f/food-in-your-belly-holiday-in-your-heart


My name is Andrew Kinnebrew. I am the President of SmackApp Food Delivery here in Shreveport, Louisiana. As many of you know, the past few years have been extremely hard on everyone with the pandemic. This year, we have chosen to partner up with The Volunteers Of America North Louisiana to help the individuals and families who have fallen on these hard times. We are calling this OPERATION: SLEIGH RIDE.

Shreveport, we are asking for your kindness and generosity this Holiday Season. In addition to us donating $3 for every order over $40 placed on the app, if you wish to donate a little more, this is the place to do it.

The Volunteers Of America is a World Class Non-Profit organization that makes a HUGE impact on the lives of families and individuals in need. You can read more about what the VOA does by visiting this link: https://voanorthla.org/about-us.

The Volunteers Of America has a special place in my heart personally. In 1992, The Volunteers Of America facilitated my adoption. Because of this, my Mom and Dad received the greatest gift of all, a child. Me. Growing up, My Mom and Dad always sponsored a Paper Angel for Christmas, and I learned from their leadership by sponsoring one or two Angels every year. However, this year, I have decided to take the next step and make the largest impact I can on our community, but we need your help.

To download our app, click here >> https://onelink.to/smackapp

Have a Happy, Safe, and Blessed Holiday Season this year!

With Love,

-Andrew Kinnebrew
President, SmackApp


This , we salute our nation’s heroes today and every day, especially our dedicated coworkers who continue to serve. With deep appreciation, thank you.

Happy Veteran’s Day! 🇺🇸❤️

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 11/10/2022

LightHouse kids at Broadmoor STEM Academy enjoyed some sweet treat bags from our friends at Loyola College Prep!! 🍬🍭🍫


Look at this sweet picture! Margaret Love and Karen Evans, with St. Joseph Catholic Church Mary’s Workers, went to Sam’s to buy food for 240 backpacks that will go home with CIS students in December. So thankful for these ladies and our community partnership! ❣️🎒


Kick off the holiday season with us and become a Holiday Helper! 🎁

As a Holiday Helper, you let us know how many children you would like to sponsor and we will match you with a student(s) in need. We will send you information, including their background, age, a wish list, and detailed guidelines for this year. We will ask that all gifts fit in one large gift bag or gift box.

Drop-off dates are early this year: November 16 and 17!

If you would like to provide for a student this Christmas, please contact Abigail Baker at 318-213-1803 or [email protected].

Please share!


🖤❤️ love this video! Way to go, Braxton!


Your hope-filled experience of the week starts in less than one hour! All of our tours are free and open to our community. We’d love to see you at the McAdoo soon!💙


Come share your passion with our LightHouse students! Our young professional group, Visionaries, is hosting a career fair next Thursday afternoon for around 20 middle school students at Broadmoor Stem Academy! If you can volunteer, please scan the QR code to sign up or call Abigail at 318-221-2669.

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 10/31/2022

No trick, just all treats at the Level Up & McAdoo Halloween party! All the costumes were awesome, especially Nick the Ninja! 🥷

Don’t forget, you are invited to our Hope Begins Here tour at the McAdoo this Wednesday, 11 am! 🖤


It was a spooky good time at South Pointe Place when our wonderful volunteer, Melanie, dropped off 49 Halloween treat bags for all of our senior residents! 🧡

Photos from Volunteers of America North Louisiana's post 10/31/2022

Happy Halloween!🎃👻

It’s been a fun and festive weekend at Volunteers of America North Louisiana!

Here’s pictures from our trunk or treat event at Corbitt Lodge. Residents from Greenwood Lodge came over, as well as OT students from ! Everyone enjoyed chili dogs, nachos and sweet treats.


Excited to partner with this awesome group of employees who will begin tutoring CIS students once a week at Caddo Heights Elementary!


One week away from your HOPE-filled experience! 🤍

Our next Hope Begins Here tour is Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, 11am until noon! In just one hour, you’ll hear directly from a McAdoo resident and learn how we provide housing + services to decrease dependence which ensures those we serve, like Marcus & Felicia, achieve greater self-determination and independency!

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Meet Jacqueline. She is one of 49 low-income senior residents who live at our South Pointe Place apartments. You’re invi...
Over 100 kids participated in our LightHouse Summer Program Broadmoor STEM Academy! From rock painting to Lego building,...
Our 3rd through 5th grade LightHouse students at Westwood Elementary have worked incredibly hard and are ready to perfor...
February is Black History Month! Volunteers of America North Louisiana is proud to celebrate and recognize the achieveme...
Cheers for Chuck Dance Party!
The voting is now CLOSED! Announcing winners soon🎉Comment below to VOTE for ONE of these teams to win the OVERALL MOST S...
A peek inside Caring Gifts workshop!
Operation Surprise: Veterans Day 2021
Happy Labor Day!
Exercise chair dancing at Vision of Hope! Come learn more about this wonderful day program and all their daily activitie...



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