• Development must be inclusive to be sustainable.
    Preserving culture, protecting minorities and empowering women in helping to
    overcome arising challenges are part of our mission in building social cohesion and well-being.
  • India is expected to have 34.33% share of youth in total population by 2020.
    As key social change actor and catalyser for progress, we foster youth education, engagement
    and participation in sustainable nation building.
  • We believe that today comes with a responsibility towards tomorrow.
    By promoting sustainable lifestyle and eco-responsible activities
    and by advocating for the ban of dangerous chemicals we invest in our common future.
  • India is the world's major food staples producer. India also has the highest number of children stunted because of malnutrition.
    Revealing contradictions, identifying gaps and building bridges is our duty.
    From villages to cities, from field to strategic planning offices: we work where you are.
  • Natural and man-made hazards intensify everyday risks and vulnerabilities.
    We help communities prepare and build resilience against disasters

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 in partnership with ADICE imlementing the PHASE project (Platform on Humanitarian Aid for a Sustainable Empowerment) 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.

The project which lasts 2 years from May 2016, 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.


Livelihoods promotion

OSVSWA in collaboration with many national and international organizations,

Gender Equality

Gender disparities in the development mainstream as a burning and emerged

Action for Youth

Youth empowerment is an attitudinal, structural, and cultural process ...

Accessibility & Rural Transport

With exploring bare necessitation of rural reconstruction and to..

ICT for Development

IRMA-India (ICT for Development Division of OSVSWA) is working..

Research & Development

Many researches relating to community development were undertaken during the..


Even though many talks on globalization, westernization etc still a huge nos

Relief and Rehabilitation Mission

The physical features and geographical location of Odisha state largely

Water and Sanitation

One of the most important determinants of community health and well being is the