OUR MISSION & STORY
TOGETHER WE CAN WORK TO HEAL, NOURISH AND RETHINK HOW WE HAVE BEEN LIVING INSIDE AND OUT.
You can ask all of the Volta's out there- we might not all have similar lifestyles, but one thing is for sure- we were raised to put love first. That is THE VOLTA WAY. When we look at gender equality, racial justice, and environmental concerns there is one common thread that runs through it all- the only thing strong enough to go up against such big and complex issues is love.
The way that our culture and society have emphasized a sense of individualism over community, has torn humans apart and has created a complex web of suffering. THE VOLTA WAY addresses these things by first looking at ourselves, and then our homes. When we find harmony in our homes, we have the energy and potential to give back. We can then push out of the home, into our communities and further into the world while feeling rooted in who we are and why we are here.
The roots of lasting change are made possible by caring about how we have been a part of the problem and choosing to do something about it. When we care, love and understand how things got the way they are, we can find a strategic solution for the betterment of, well... everyone and everything! Let’s be hopeful together.
THE VOLTA WAY is a movement toward a better version of humanity, and it can start with changing how you live, how you treat yourself, and others around you. Together, we can work to heal, nourish and rethink how we have been living- inside and out.
Lois and Jessica met in August 2018 when Jessica interviewed to work for Lois’s house cleaning business, then called Volta Natural Cleaning.
As they continued to work together, Lois and Jessica realized how much they had in common. Their conversations while scrubbing tubs and tile grout together ranged from mystical Jesus and their conflicted relationships with religion, to gender inequality, the psychology of a tidy house, and their passion to encourage women on their journeys of empowerment.
A year later, Lois offered to sell part of the business to Jessica and they began their work as a dynamic duo. Volta Natural Cleaning became Volta Naturals and they started dreaming of doubling their impact in the world. They were full steam ahead.
Then COVID-19 hit.
Three months into their new partnership, Lois and Jessica were faced with a potentially game changing word: “nonessential”. Following the COVID guidelines, they temporarily closed Volta Naturals, furloughed their employees, and stopped cleaning houses. They applied to grants, deferred payments, and, like the rest of the country, they waited.
When Philadelphia entered the green phase in July 2020, many were chomping at the bit. Lois and Jessica carefully weighed the risks of going back to cleaning houses. The idea of moving between clients’ homes and working for hours in enclosed spaces, even with PPE, felt too anxiety-producing and risky. They needed a new virtual business model, and they needed it fast.
THE VOLTA WAY is the product of all of Lois's years of hard work with the cleaning business, mixed with Jessica's former career in mental health, their combined passions, and most of all our desire to help people find their flow, both in themselves and in the home. Our multi-emphasis on self reflection, the home environment, and community connection completes the circle as we seek to change the world from the inside out.