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, care for the elderly, and many other areas of service and organizing for real change.

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 and economic problems. Organize, serve, build solidarity, work with others to build a better world.


INVEST YOURSELF is also a great resource for faith congregations looking for opportunities to serve, whether as a group for short-term commitments, or for individuals looking for long or short-term opportunities to put their faith into action.


Service learning, civic engagement, community-service, career counseling and chaplain's offices on college campuses find INVEST YOURSELF to be an inspiring and rewarding resource.


The catalogue is also 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?  INVEST YOURSELF is an inspiring and informative resource for students looking for worthwhile volunteer work during spring, winter or summer breaks, or a year of service and organizing experience.


It is a useful tool for people who are retired and looking for where to invest their time, skill and energy for the greater good.


INVEST YOURSELF is a 288 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.


In INVEST YOURSELF 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.


College career service offices, campus chaplain’s offices, libraries, schools, by guidance counselors, students, retirees, professionals and anyone who wants to make a difference –– order now!


The ISBN is: 978-0-9629322-5-0

Cost is $12 for each copy (this includes the cost of shipping via media mail)

We have great bulk rates for 5, 10, 20, 50 copies or more:

5-9 @ $10.00

10-49 @ $9.00

50-99 @ $7.00 

100 and up @ $5.00

(Plus the cost of shipping)


You can order your copy(ies) by just giving CVSA a call  at (718) 482-8724.


You can also use  PayPal below to pay for your order and the email form to give us your name and the address to ship the book(s) to.


For more information and special requests - call CVSA (718) 482-8724.


INVEST YOUSELF is also available through BHC Fulfillment at 1(800) 431-1579.


Additional donations for CVSA's work to promote and strengthen the voluntary service and action movement are greatly appreciated and needed! Mail you donation to CVSA at 22-19 41st Ave., Suite 205, Long Island City, NY 11101, or use PayPal below. 

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