The Players Trust and Volunteers of America, a national nonprofit organization that provides programs for more than 2 million people a year, have worked in partnership since 2002 to benefit people in need and encourage others to get involved to help children, at-risk youth, seniors, military veterans and families.
Combining resources to benefit those in need, this partnership ensures greater impact and visibility for Volunteers of America programs and encourages others to get involved in their own communities.
Major League players provide much-needed funding as well as hands-on support and public appearances to raise awareness for important issues affecting our neighbors in need. Players also participate in national and local public-service announcements urging the public to volunteer for charitable causes in their communities.
The Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America urge you to volunteer in your community. To learn more about volunteerism and how you can become involved, please visit the Volunteers of America website.
This powerful partnership helps provide direct services like affordable daycare, safe playground equipment, dental and health services, and before- and after-school programs for thousands of kids, as well as short-term assistance and long-term support for rebuilding efforts in the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Region.
Action Teams of Major League players and high school students in cities across the country inspire others to become volunteers in their own communities. Teaching kids the benefits of giving - and proving that volunteering is fun - Action Teams are training and inspiring a new generation of volunteers in America.
To date, the Players Trust has contributed more than $7.4 million in cash and in-kind donations to Volunteers of America programs, and Action Teams have inspired more than 40,000 high school students to volunteer to help nearly 145,000 people in need.