What is Assistance League?
Assistance League was organized in 1935 as the first nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization founded in the Western United States. The Assistance League was formed to promote the growth of effective volunteerism through leadership training and education, and to recognize the potential of volunteers in helping those less fortunate to a better, more meaningful life.
Assistance League volunteers have achieved remarkable results in improving the lives of those in need through innovative and targeted philanthropic programs. Helping members discover their potential to make a difference and using the tools to do so is at the heart of Assistance League’s national organization. The national goal is to equip its member volunteers with the instruments and expertise to serve their communities with excellence, and to put caring and commitment into action.
Today, more than 24,000 volunteer members in chapters across America are addressing the emotional and physical needs of children and adults regardless of race or creed. Dedicated members of Assistance League invested over 2.6 million service hours and returned an astounding $35 million to communities across the United States.