Welcome to OSVSWA

The Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association (OSVSWA) has been established in the year of 1980 and registered as a non-profit society under the Indian Societies Registration Act, Act XXI of 1860 in 1981.

The association was founded and promoted by a group of eminent freedom fighters, social reformers and activists with the ideology of promoting volunteerism, grassroot voluntary action and people-centred development with the twin concept of 'Development through Participation' and 'Development through Sustainability'. OSVSWA, as a change agent and in the social change process, has been consistently working since its inception with strict adherence to the principle and ideologies as thrust upon by the founders by initiating voluntary and social action based on Gandhian Philosophy of community development.

The organization has been efficient in its ideology of dedication and commitment towards the underprivileged, marginalized and excluded sections of rural and tribal population and has been engaged in their empowerment through various social, economic, environmental, educational, infrastructure development, and planning and research programs.

The organization has also been engaged with few burning social, economic, environmental and action for youth issues from time to time and active in related public policy and networking activities in association with various government, international and local partners.

OSVSWA has been involved in EUAID Volunteers Program since 2014 through the PHASE project (Platform on Humanitarian Aid for a Sustainable Empowerment) in partnership with ADICE, France in the framework of the European Aid Volunteers Program, managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency and the DG ECHO of the European Commission.

Subsequently, OSVSWA has been certified as 'Certified Hosting Organization' in India by the European Commission. In partnership with ADICE, it has implemented Sustainable Development through Humanitarian Aid Volunteering (SuDHAV), and currently implementing the project 'Sustainable Development through Humanitarian Aid Volunteering 2 (SuDHAV2) in partnership with MONDO, Estonia.

These projects aims at improving and strengthening the capacities of partner organizations in managing volunteers in humanitarian context in order to get new methods, tools and to transfer these capacities to their network. The project also aims at developing an online platform opened to the involved partners to get access to the training sessions and tools but also to stock up tools, practices and projects realized by hosted volunteers.

Recently started implementing 'Sustainable Development through Humanitarian Aid Volunteering 3 (SuDHAV3) in partnership with MONDO, Estonia.


Work Camps