Organizing Our Volunteer Power


to Build a Better World!

Commission on Voluntary Service & Action (CVSA) is the voice of independent, nongovernment voluntary service and action organizations serving people and communities in need of systemic solutions to critical economic, social and environmental problems communities and nations are facing today.


Get your copy of

INVEST YOURSELF: A Guide to Action


The most comprehensive catalogue of full- and
part-time, long-term and short-term, volunteer opportunities with grassroots, nongovernmental organizations throughout the United States and around the world, published by CVSA.




The Time for Action is Now!

Hundreds of community-based local, regional, national and international organizations need people who care and are willing to work to build a sustainable world.

If that describes you – call us today about volunteer opportunities!
Share the skills you have, learn new ones. Learn how you can work with others to reverse the devastating conditions facing the people of the world today, starting with the fundamentals of food, sustainable agriculture, health care, shelter, jobs at living wages, combating global warming and the climate crisis, environmental restoration, providing disaster relief, care for the aged and rights of the disabled, literacy, legal justice, fostering sustainable development... here in the U.S. and around the world.


Just as an organization is stronger than an individual, organizations are also stronger working together. Call us today about joining CVSA!


Call CVSA today!

(323) 933-2872


To save the planet and the people — Join CVSA's Nationwide Community Education and  Mobilization Campaign for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

CVSA's launched the first U.S. People's Report
on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

at the 2023 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at UN Headquarters in NYC July 10 to 19, 2023.


CVSA has also now produced a 2024 U.S. People's Report.

See below.

The 2024 U.S. People's Report on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
A review of current conditions and policies in the U.S. in relation to Goal 1, Goal 2, Goal 13, Goal 16 and Goal 17 and suggested solutions towards achievement of these Goals.
CVSA 2024 U.S. People's Report for downl[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]
The 2023 U.S. People's Report on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The first U.S. People's Report on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, representing the voices of dozens of grassroots independent organizations across the U.S., illustrates the urgent need for all 17 of the SDGs to be implemented in the U.S. with suggested solutions for how each of the Goals can be achieved.
CVSA 2023 U.S. People's Report to the 20[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [7.6 MB]

Also see CVSA article posted on IISD SDG Knowledge Hub:

Grassroots Action for SDG Implementation When Your Government Isn’t Taking Action