INVEST YOURSELF: A Guide to Action

INVEST YOURSELF is the most comprehensive catalogue of information about thousands of nongovernment volunteer service opportunities (full-time and part-time) throughout North America and the rest of the world.


You will find volunteer opportunities in sustainable development, community and labor organizing, health care, international solidarity, food, housing, legal justice, children, immigration rights, economic development, climate change, care for the elderly, and many other areas of service and organizing for systemic change and real solutions.


INVEST YOURSELF is a 270 page paperback catalogue with descriptions of hundreds of nongovernmental and community-based organizations, with photos, indexes by geography and area of interest and articles by volunteers.


Each organizational entry gives a full text description of their programs,
the needs and problems they are addressing, the roles volunteers fill, and details on who and how to contact each organization. INVEST YOURSELF itself is produced entirely by dedicated volunteers.


        TO INCLUDE YOUR ORGANIZATION in the new edition of INVEST YOURSELF, or update the listing you already have:  Call (323) 933-2872, and fill out this LISTING FORM and send it to us at



To order one or more copies of INVEST YOURSELF, Use the online form below to order copies of INVEST YOURSELF or just give us a call at (323) 933-2872. 


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or send a check directly to CVSA at

1284 S. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019

INVEST YOURSELF is a great resource for anyone of any age wanting to invest yourself in working with organizations serving communities and people in need and building solutions to urgent social, economic and environmental problems.


INVEST YOURSELF is for anyone looking for opportunities to serve and to organize, whether as a group for short-term commitments, or for individuals looking for long or short-term opportunities.


On college campuses - service learning, civic engagement, community-service, career counseling and chaplain's offices all find INVEST YOURSELF to be an inspiring, unique and useful resource.


The catalogue is used by the volunteer organizations themselves to help promote their work, or refer volunteers who are leaving their area to other organizations who need them.


Looking for SPRING BREAK or SUMMER involvement or a year of service and organizing experience.

INVEST YOURSELF is an inspiring and informative resource.


INVEST YOURSELF also inspires people who are retired and looking for where to invest their time, skill and energy for the greater good.


Cost is a suggested donation of $15 for each copy (this includes the cost of shipping via media mail)

Bulk rates:

5-9 @ $8.00

10-49 @ $7.00

50-99 @ $6.00 

100 and up @ $4.00

(Plus the cost of shipping)


You can order your copy(ies) by just giving CVSA a call  at (323) 933-2872


You use PayPal below to pay for your order and use the form to give us your name and the address for shipment of the book(s).  Or send a check to CVSA, 1284 S. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019


For more information, special requests and discounts - call CVSA (323) 933-2872.


For schools and public llibraries, INVEST YOUSELF is also available through BHC Fulfillment at 1(800) 431-1579.  The ISBN is: 978-0-9629322-5-0


Additional donations for CVSA's work to promote and strengthen the voluntary service and action movement are also greatly appreciated
and needed!

Mail your donation to CVSA at 1284 S. Sycamore Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019 or use PayPal below. 

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