Our Story

It’s a simple but revolutionary concept, born from a 10-year quest for an idea that could change the world.

I had to admit defeat: I wanted to make the world a better place, but “traditional” volunteering had begun to break me down. Months of cleaning kennels got old; heading charitable events seemed more in line with my talents, but events garnered little funds considering the endless hours we put into them. I was connected to my cause, but wondering if it was truly the best use of my time. Walking away and simply stroking a check for a few years still helped, but left me feeling completely disconnected. That “middle point,” the point between being overwhelmed and under-involved, was out there somewhere. I just had to find it.

Was the problem that few people's skills match volunteer opportunities? Did the idea lie in helping charities embrace the for-profit world as a component of their strategy? Whatever “it” was, it needed to be easy; it needed to leverage the valuable skills people possess and it needed to allow people to help any charity regardless of the skills they had to offer.  I was narrowing in.

Years of brainstorming had gone by and some ideas were in the works when a friend asked me to help with a brochure he needed for a new organization he was starting. I hated to charge him, but he didn't want me to do it for free -- so I suggested instead of paying me that he donate the project fee to a charity we both supported. He loved getting the work he needed done AND helping a charity. I enjoyed donating my most valuable skills. The idea for Voolla was born! 

Voolla provides a revolutionary way to give. It’s a new currency. It takes valuable volunteer skills and turns them into real money for charities. Everyone has a talent. People spend money to hire people with talent. Charities need money. And now Voolla brings them all together.

Join me in volunteering your talents and together we can make the world a better place!

Sincerely,

Stephanie Downs
Founder & Chief Volunteer

 

Meet The Voolla Support Team

1:1 Movement A World Fit For Kids! Alzheimer's Family Services Center Amazon CARES - Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety American Cancer Society American Diabetes Association American Healing Arts Foundation American Mobility Outreach American Red Cross Animal Care & Control of NYC Animal Help Now Animal Protective League Asian Women for Health ASPCA Ayuda Azarel Outreach Inc. Banister's Leadership Academy Bastrop Disaster Recovery Center Big Brothers Big Sisters Bikini Beach Cat Rescue Boys & Girls Clubs of America Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon (Camping Program) Brain Injury Services Building Empowerment By Stopping Trafficking - B.E.S.T. Camp Horizon, Inc. Care Convoy/Global Peace Partners Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL) Change A Life Uganda Charity Water Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters City Rescue Mission College Summit Courtney's House CPO - Crisis Pregnancy Outreach Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Emma's Touch Family Equality Council Family Violence Law Center Farm Forward FHSSA-Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharian Africa First Book FiXiT Foundation Food Runners Friends of Rockaway Gethsemane Scholarship Institute Haiti Girls on the Run Give Kids The World Global Inheritance Go Green 4 Education Goddesses Blessing Goddesses Greenpeace Growth From Grief Healthy Notions Incorporated Heifer International Helen Keller International Help Adult Services Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas Honor & Remember Hospice and Palliative Care Human Rights Campaign IndieNash Media & Outreach Services (INMOS) International Justice Mission Invisible Children Invisible People Kiva Last Day Dog Rescue Leila Grace Foundation Let's Help Kids Lexington Rescue Mission LightWave Education Love Animals Make A Wish Foundation Migrant Students Foundation, Inc. Miles for Hope Mission Hospital Foundation Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Maryland Muscular Dystrophy Association NAMI Broward County National Alliance on Mental Illness National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Neighborhood Farm Initiative Northwest Trail Alliance OpenWorld Learning (OWL) Operation Smile Operation Stand Down Orphan Helpers Pasado's Safe Haven Pathways Home Health and Hospice Pencils of Promise People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Playworks Education Energized Plumbers Without Borders Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary Project Being There Project Hope Puerto Rico Alliance for Companion Animals, Inc. Rape Abuse Incest National Network RightRides for Women's Safety Ring14 USA Outreach, Inc. Rivendel Independent Living, Inc. Safe Harbor Easton San Antonio NORML Save the Children SC-C.A.R.E.S. Schools Out Lunch Science House Foundation Second Wind Dreams Senior Gleaners Inc. Sewa International Sierra Club SOJOURN, Inc. Songwriting Works Educational Foundation South Sound Estuary Association Southern Poverty Law Center Special Olympics Speed The Light St. Bernard Project St. Jude Children's Research Hospital StandUp for Kids State Collaborative on Reforming Education Steel River Playhouse Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation Susan G. Komen Tech Goes Home Teen-spire The Alliance for Children's Rights The ALS Association The Bunny Bunch S.P.C.R. The Christmas Box International The Foundation for Positive Change The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Northern Ohio Chapter The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) The National Iota Foundation The National Tongan American Society The Seth Shannon Foundation The Soldiers Project The Theodore House TomTod Ideas Toys for Tots TwoCor Projects UAB Civitan International Research Center Uganda Project Unicef United Way of San Diego County USO of Wisconsin inc. VIPS Inspiring Minds Washington Area Humane Society WEAVE, Inc Will2Walk Foundation Women for Women Women For Women Coalition World Society for the Protection of Animals World Vision World Wildlife Fund Wounded Warrior Project Young Playwrights' Theater YWCA Metro St. Louis YWCA National Capital Area YWCA of Minneapolis Ziggy's Haven Bird Sanctuary

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