The purpose of this study was to assess the contribution of CBVs, their categories and their motivation. The state alone cannot achieve MDGs by 2015. Health and development problems cannot be solved simply by external interventions, human connections established by CBV, are necessary. Working with volunteers is not completely without cost, it requires a support system to train and maintain them engaged and motivated. Studies appear to concentrate on Community Based Health Volunteers (CBHV), such as CHWs and TBAs . This study sought to find out the contribution of the different categories of CBV to the health and development work relevant to the achievement of the MDGs, their characteristics and how they are motivated.