About Us

VOAWN serves our community by providing programs that promote self-sufficiency, nurture independence, and encourage positive development.

Our Mission

Volunteers of America-Western Nebraska is a faith-based organization whose mission is to promote physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual well-being, serving children, families, and community members.

Volunteers of America Western Nebraska serves the western half of Nebraska with various programs, including preschool, childcare, after-school care, health promotion, food pantry, utility assistance, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, etc. Our ministry of service includes staff and volunteers affiliated with many churches serving people in our communities.


Our History

Volunteers of America have a long history of serving rural Nebraska. Mary Beard started the Western Nebraska affiliate in 1944 by holding a birthday party for herself and donating free school supplies and silver dollars to children who attended. In 1984, Volunteers of America started a community health program and incorporated it with our VOAWN programming. Community support has allowed the organization to grow and expand in the years since.

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