Post-Graduate Service Opportunities
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps programs move communities forward and serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps supports organizations that provide direct service to people who are poor and marginalized by placing volunteers at schools, non-profits, and other sites around the world.
These idealistic, inquisitive, mission-minded JVs bring energy and hope to the individuals and organizations they serve and gain valuable life skills, insights, and connections. During their service, they immerse in and reflect on four Catholic, Ignatian values: spiritual growth, simple living, community with other JVs and those they serve, and the pursuit of social justice.
PeaceCorps aims to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. This agency of the federal government is devoted to world peace and friendship.
Peace Corps volunteers work in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and contributing to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.
Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a faith-based, full-time service and leadership program operating in 13 cities across the United States. Our mission is to unite people to work for peace with justice. We do this by placing Volunteers in full-time positions at social justice organizations for one year.
LVC volunteers come from a wide variety of faith backgrounds, and do not need to be Lutheran. Married and committed partners are welcome to apply. While there is no upper age limit, volunteers need to be at least 21 to participate. The program begins in mid-August of each year. The application deadlines are January 15 and April 1. All our volunteers live together in community and practice simple and sustainable living. LVC Volunteers receive a stipend which covers housing, food, transportation, health insurance, and personal expenses.