(files include the records of the Cabinet Subcommittee on Voluntary Action, and the National Center for Voluntary Action)
The next series - Voluntary Action (2.5 linear feet; 1969-1973) - relates to the effort broadly called the National Program for Voluntary Action which consisted of the privately-funded, non-political National Center for Voluntary Action (NCVA) and the federal Office of Voluntary Action (OVA) which was the service arm of the Cabinet Subcommittee on Voluntary Action created in 1969 by President Nixon and chaired by George Romney. The purpose of this joint venture was to develop a non-governmental vehicle to mobilize and strengthen existing volunteer organizations into a harmonious working relationship with each other and with the government. This series includes memoranda, correspondence, working files, and other materials, and documents Romney's deep concern in bringing public and private interests together. This series is not completely processed, but sufficiently usable for research.