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Invest yourself : the catalogue of volunteer opportunities : a guide to action
Angus, Susan G.
Publication Information:
New York : Commission on Voluntary Service and Action, [2001]

Physical Description:
xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes indexes.
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The INVEST YOURSELF catalogue provides comprehensive information about thousands of nongovernment volunteer service opportunities (full-time and part-time) throughout North America and the rest of the world. Voluntary service 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 them self 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.

Table of Contents

Walther B. CrouchJoy Cousminer
Part 1 Introduction
How to Use This Catalogp. 3
About CVSAp. 5
CVSA Membershipp. 6
CVSA's History and Purposep. 7
CVSA and the United Nationsp. 10
Voluntary Service and Sustainable Development in 2015 by Susan Angus, CVSA Executive Directorp. 14
Full-Time Volunteering Can Break the Sense of Powerlessness by Yael Alonsop. 17
Now Volunteers Change Our World and Volunteering Can Change You Low-wage Workers Seek
Moral, Livable Wages by Mistead Saip. 21
Learning Grassroots Organizing for Human Rights and Social Justice by Rachel Reistp. 25
Volunteering for a Summer In a Place That Needs Volunteers Year-round by Georgios Theotokopoulosp. 27
Unsung Heroesp. 29
Independent Community-based Credit Unions Can Help Combat Poverty in the U.S.p. 31
Part 2 Volunteer Opportunities in the U.S.
These organizations are located throughout the U.S. and have volunteer opportunities for direct involvement with urgently needed work in their communities, or placement programs with various projects in many areas in the USp. 35
Part 3 International Volunteer Placements
These organizations place volunteers with programs, projects or organizations outside the U.S. or are based in countries outside the U.S. and welcome volunteers from abroadp. 187
Part 4 Additional Resourcesp. 233
Part 5 Index: Alphabeticalp. 241
Part 6 Index: Geographicp. 247
Part 7 Index: Skills & Area of Interestp. 261