VHI was formed when our founder traveled to the Poland/Ukrainian border to volunteer to assist with the Ukrainian refugees. Upon his arrival, he found that not only were the refugees in need of help, many of the volunteers were in need of help too - help in the form of adequate housing where they could rest and refuel so that could be in peak condition to assist those in need. Did you know many volunteers who respond to a humanitarian crisis do so without arranging lodging for themselves - often pitching tents in weather that is less than ideal? When the need for housing for volunteers was identified, our organization was born. 

if we come together for the greater purpose of supporting those who support others, we can change the culture of volunteerism and engage an entirely new demographic of skilled and dedicated people to help support any cause.

- James Purtell