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For the questions you may have a variety of experts are available to speak with you on the issues Volunteers of America Oklahoma faces everyday as a human service provider. The Volunteers of America Oklahoma staff is available to help members of the media understand the work we do and tell the stories of the Oklahomans we serve. If you are a member of the media, please call 918-307-1500 or email

Volunteers of America Oklahoma Annual Report Fiscal Year 2013 - Click Image below to read. 

Feb 5, 2015
Dave Goldman NAORP Board Release
We're thrilled to announce that our very own Dave Goldman, Senior Director of Support Services, was recently elected to the National Association of Organizational Representative Payees (NAORP) Board of Directors.
Dec 24, 2014
Spread the Warmth blanket drive
With temperatures dipping well below freezing during the evenings in the Tulsa area, some people may be struggling to keep warm. And during the days, the wind and cold temperatures still don't let up. With that, KTUL and Volunteers of America Oklahoma have partnered to promote Channel 8's Chief Meteorologist Jennifer Zeppelin in the annual "Jennifer’s Spread the Warmth Blanket Drive.”
Nov 20, 2014
Annual Food Holiday Homeless Services Food Drive
Help feed Tulsa’s homeless this holiday season. Give the gift of a meal or a $10 donation through the Volunteers of America® Oklahoma’s Annual Food Drive. Pantry donations will be used to fill Christmas gift basket. Food will also be used to stock apartments in preparation for new clients.
Aug 8, 2014
Volunteers of America Oklahoma Muskogee - RSVP volunteer
Volunteers of America Oklahoma Muskogee RSVP Ms. Brown speaks on how serving as a volunteering benefits her life.
Jul 1, 2014
Books are Cool, children's book drive
Volunteers of America Oklahoma kicks off their summer book drive to place books into the hands of students and improve literacy in Oklahoma. Volunteers America of Oklahoma is seeking individuals, churches, businesses, and other groups, to donate gently used or new children’s books.
Jan 14, 2014
Spread the Warmth blanket drive week 2
We are two weeks into the blanket drive and Oklahomans are eager to “Spread the Warmth”! Blanket collection partners are receiving blankets and phone calls for more information daily. “We are glad people are interested in helping the individuals in our community who need blankets. The cold weather has made it impossible for people to stay comfortable without blankets. When the temperatures are freezing - people are freezing!” said Dave Goldman, Senior Director of Homeless Services at Volunteers of America Oklahoma.
Dec 20, 2013
Spread the Warmth
Brrrr! Temperatures are falling, and it’s cold outside! According to The 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, on a single night in January 2013, 4,408 people in Oklahoma were homeless. In the Tulsa Area on average over 350 individuals stay the night at a homeless shelter, with only the items they can carry. There is something you can do!
Nov 21, 2013
“Bundle-Up” it’s cold outside
Brrr! Fall is when you start changing your wardrobe and add warm items to stay comfortable when you go outside! You probably have gloves, a hat, a few scarves, and undoubtedly many pairs of socks to choose from! Could you donate a new or gently used pair of gloves, a hat, a scarf or socks to help keep people warm? Donations are being collected for distribution at Volunteers of America Oklahoma, 61st and Mingo, Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm through the end of January.
Nov 8, 2013
National Young Readers Week
It is important for children to learn to enjoy reading by example. When your child sees adults they look up to reading, they will be more likely to read for enjoyment too. This week November 11-15 is National Young Readers Week! This annual event co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Volunteers of America Oklahoma supports literacy by distributing books to many local schools and organizations to encourage reading enthusiasm. By distributing books to disadvantaged students who might not otherwise have the ability to purchase books on their own 2,773 students now have new books to read this semester.
Sep 11, 2013
Volunteer Park Rededication
Volunteers of America Oklahoma would like you to join us in celebrating 20 Years of Service in Oklahoma at the Rededication of Volunteer Park at 19th and Riverside on Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 am. Along with the rededication of the park, Mayor Dewey Bartlett will be issuing a proclamation naming September 21, 2013 as “Volunteers of America Day in Oklahoma.”
Jul 3, 2013
Books are Cool! Book Drive
Volunteers of America of Oklahoma kicks-off the summer book drive July 1. Donate gently used or new children’s books to the Volunteers of America of Oklahoma office at 61st & Mingo, 8-5, Monday – Friday, July 1 - 31.
Apr 10, 2013
Rhinestone Cowboy Event Press Release
Volunteers of America Oklahoma will host the 6th annual “RHINESTONE COWBOY” event May 23, 2013.
Apr 1, 2013
Driving Inspiration with Pam Richardson
Volunteers of America of Oklahoma CEO Pam Richardson interviewed by Oklahoma Magazine. Richardson shares her ‘Driving Inspiration’, the touching stories of successes from the individuals who seek assistance. Read more and get to know a little more about Pam Richardson.
Oct 29, 2012
2012 Fall Newsletter
Learn more about the programs and services at Volunteers of America of Oklahoma
Oct 14, 2011
Volunteers of America of Oklahoma to Serve Veterans
Volunteers of America received a Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veterans' Families Program grant in collaboration with the Community Service Council of Tulsa, Recovery Services of Oklahoma and the Mental Health Association of Tulsa.
Oct 1, 2011
Payee Services Program Expanded
Thanks to generous grants from the Inasmuch, Sarkeys Foundation and the City of Muskogee Foundation, the Payee Services Program has expanded into Oklahoma City and Muskogee.
May 17, 2011
Barbara Jefferson Wins National Award
Barbara Jefferson vied with hundreds of other staff members for the distinction of Leader of the Year in Direct Client Services from the Volunteers of America National Headquarters.
Feb 1, 2011
Payee Services Program Helps Manage Money
Volunteers of America of Oklahoma's Payee Services gets people back on track by managing their finances.
Dec 23, 2010
Tulsa area homeless, needy to benefit from Volunteers of America of Oklahoma’s “Project Warmth” campaign
With more frigid temperatures in the forecast, Volunteers of America of Oklahoma, LaMode Cleaners and Western Sun Federal Credit Union are teaming up in January to collect gently used blankets, quilts, and comforters for the homeless and needy in the Tulsa area.