We have a long established history of integrity and compassion and have been recognized as one of the most reputable charities in the United States. We provide an outstanding workplace, are caring, friendly and dedicated – working together for a good cause and making a real difference in people’s lives.
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Volunteers of America Human Resources Representative.
VOALA currently has several COVID safety requirements that all employees are expected to follow.
All unvaccinated employees are required to have a COVID test weekly.
Note: Several VOALA programs have a mandated vaccination requirement.
For more information, please discuss any concerns with recruiter and/or interviewer about this requirement.
(To review the reasonable accommodation request process, please see bottom of this page for more info)
The VOALA Learning & Development team strives to provide all employees with high-quality original training that will best serve the needs of programs and ultimately lead to improved outcomes for those we serve. To do this, we have several trademarks associated with the training that we have developed. These include the areas of Employee Readiness, People Leader Readiness, and FOLK HERO – which are our VOALA Leadership values and best practices. Learning and growing is an ongoing journey for all VOALA employees!
Volunteers of America believes strongly in equal opportunity for all.
To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Human Resources at 213-251-7612. Any requests for a reasonable accommodation will be determined on case by case basis through an interactive process. Per our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, Volunteers of America of Los Angeles will not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees with disabilities in any aspect of the employment relationship, including the job application process.
If you would like to reach the VOALA ADA coordinator, please call (213) 389-1500.
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.
Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.
“I have been in the field of education for over 20 years and come from a military background that focuses on the word “Team.” While searching for employment in education, I came across the Volunteers of America Los Angeles. As part of this team I have been given a chance to help Children and their families, fellow co-workers, and myself. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the eyes of another person light up when they realize they have learned something new or have been helped in a positive manner. This reward is why teachers do what they do, and now as a coach I get to see it from the teachers. The best part of the Volunteers of America team is that we are encouraged to strengthen our abilities through training and education. Today I think back and smile at the decision I made in joining this team.
“I started working for VOALA 7 years ago as a Teacher. Because they invest in you by providing training, growth within the company, and support, I am now an Instructional Coach. Working for VOALA you are supported by a great team of managers, administrators, and staff. I really feel that I am making a difference and that is all I need.”
“I feel like it was almost yesterday when I first joined VOALA in 1996. I started as a teacher assistant for the childcare program. In 2002, I became a Head Start teacher, and a few years later in 2007, I received the honor of becoming the VOALA mentor teacher through the California Early Childhood Mentor Program. I thank VOALA for helping me grow as a professional and for the opportunity to accomplish my dream of finishing my bachelor’s degree, while also having the opportunity to help other child development students in my classroom. I couldn’t have done this without the support of VOALA. Apply! VOALA is a great program where you can learn, grow, and accomplish your dreams.”
“When my two children were in Head Start, I was a parent who always volunteered in the classroom and would read stories to the children. In 2003 I was hired for teacher’s assistant position. I wouldn’t change my job or agency for anything in the world, not only did they give me an opportunity but a career that I love. Thanks to my agency and staff at Volunteers of America who have invested their time in me, I am able to show my enthusiasm, hard work and dedication. I am grateful for continuing my growth with VOA, since they provide me with support and ongoing trainings to provide a high quality education to better serve our most vulnerable families and children in our neighborhood.”
“I have been a VOA Head Start Teacher for two years during which I have become an intentional teacher. I have received the ongoing high-quality professional development all Early Childhood Educators need to succeed in the classroom. Not only am I provided with professional development, I also receive ongoing support from supervisors, coworkers, and administration. Through the partnerships that VOA has, I have been able grow in the field of early education. I am now STEAM Certified and I am working towards my master’s in Early Childhood Education. I am proud to be part of this team who is building the strong educational foundation all children need to succeed in life.”
“I have worked for Volunteers of America for eight years. My experience has been filled with Amazing family culture and supportive atmosphere for teachers. Volunteers of America has numerous resources that prepare you to engage with both parents and children. VOALA has taught me a magnitude of things that has allowed me to grow as a teacher and site supervisor. Thank you, Volunteers of America.”
“When you choose a path of becoming an early childhood teacher, you are dedicating your professional life to helping our most precious resources grow. This is one of the most heart-warming benefits of being a preschool teacher. This is why it is worth being part of VOALA where we are a team and family that truly care about the children and the families we serve. My most rewarding times are seeing how these children have grown when they come back and still remember those wonderful moments they spent with me being their first preschool teacher. Because of this, I see I made a right career choice.”
VOALA has a great history. We’ve focused on helping people in underserved communities improve their lives for over 125 years.
VOALA is committed to diversity and respects cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, and age differences among each other and the people we help. We want everyone to know they are welcome here.
VOALA cares for the people who work here. We make sure employees get the resources, support, and training they need to excel at their jobs. And with flexibility, there are opportunities for professional and personal growth.
VOALA employees may be eligible for numerous benefits such as: