A Message From Our CEO

President and CEO

Dear Friends,

For 125 years, Volunteers of America Colorado has been there to uplift our struggling neighbors who need our help most. We have fed, sheltered and cared for people in need through two global pandemics—and we will be here for the next crisis too. Thanks to the incredible foresight of our founders, Maud and Ballington Booth, VOA Colorado was established in 1896 with a mission that has transformed the lives of generations of Coloradoans in need. The resilience, grace and legacy of VOA Colorado is 125 years strong!

In fiscal year 2021, during our 125th year, we weathered the many challenges of the ongoing pandemic. However, through it all, VOAC served 99,497 seniors, families, and veterans who needed us most. We provided 814,272 meals to families, seniors, and people experiencing homelessness. We provided housing and shelter to more than 9,000 people who otherwise may have been on the streets. Last year, more than 10,000 generous Coloradoans volunteered 159,558 hours of service to help their fellow neighbors.

Through the myriad of challenges presented to the staff of VOA Colorado in 2021, I can confidently say that we enter this next chapter stronger than ever. We will meet any future headwinds with the same grace, determination and resiliency that we met with the last 125 years. As donors, volunteers, and funders of VOAC, I humbly thank you for your support of our organization. We cannot do what we do without the generosity of your time, talent and treasure. On behalf of the staff, board of directors at VOAC, and those we serve, thank you for believing in us and for supporting this important work. As you read this report, I hope that you are as impressed and humbled as I am about all of the work we’ve accomplished together. As we look ahead, here’s to another 125 years of transforming lives.

Sincerely,

Dave Schunk

President & CEO 

Volunteers of America Colorado


He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, to love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8 NKJV

  • 561

    Veteran families housed by Volunteers of America Colorado in 2021

  • 587,159

    Pounds of food distributed by Volunteers of America Colorado in 2021

  • 10,781

    Volunteers served in 2021