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Post Graduation Service Opportunities

Interested in volunteer service for one or more years as an alternative to entering the workforce or graduate school? Click each logo to learn about opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad, and at the bottom of the page, read through some helpful things to consider when thinking about a post-graduation service opportunity.


Domestic Opportunities


All Stars Project

All Star Projects Inc

AmeriCorps

Americorps

Camphill

Camphill

 
 
 

Citizen Corps

Citizen Corps

City Hall Fellows

City Hall Fellows

City Year

City Year

 
 
 

Code for America

Code for America

Covenant House

FC Logo

Families USA

Families USA

 
 
 

Green Corps

Green Corps

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

HealthCorps

Health Corps

 
 
 

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

KIPP DC

KIPP DC

Math for America

Math For America

 
 
 

NYC Urban Fellows Program

NYC Urban Fellows

Public Allies

Public Allies

Public Health Service

Public Health Services

 
 
 

Student Conservation Association

Student Conservation Association

Teach for America

Teach For America

The Teaching Fellows

TNTP Teaching Fellows

 
 
 

Think Impact

Think Impact

United Way of America

United Way

University Child Development School

UCDS

 
 
 
 

White House Fellowship Program

White House Fellowship

 

International Opportunities


American India Foundation

AIF

Care International

CARE

Congressional Hunger Center

Congressional Hunger Center

 
 
 

Council on International Exchange

CIEE

Cross-Cultural Solutions

Cross Cultural Solutions

Cultural Ambassadors

Cultural Ambassadors: North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

 
 
 

Cultural Vistas

Cultural Vista

Earthwatch Institute

Earth Watch

English Program in Korea

EPIK

 
 
 

German Academic Exchange Program

DAAD North America

Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps

Global Service Corps

Global Service Corps

 
 
 

Global Volunteers

Global Volunteers

Global Volunteer Network

Global Volunteer Network

Hellenic American Educational Foundation

HAEF

 
 
 

Interac

interact

InterExchange

InterExchange

International Citizen Service

Volunteer Abroad

 
 
 

International School Services

ISS

Japan Exchange and Teaching

JET Programme

Nanubhai Teaching Fellowship

nanuhbai

 
 
 

Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Peacework Development Fund

Peacework

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad

 
 
 

Rotary

Rotary

Samaritan Inns

samaritan inns

Service Civil International

Service Civil International

 
 
 

The Edge

the edge

United Nations Volunteers

United Nations

Volunteers for Peace

Volunteers for Peace

 
 
 
 

WorldTeach

World Teach

 

Questions to Consider:

Why do I want to volunteer?
A simple exercise is to create a list of reasons WHY you are thinking of doing volunteer service after graduation. Make sure you really want to VOLUNTEER.

What type of program do I want?
There are many types of programs. You will need to begin narrowing down those that interest you. Do some research into the varieties and begin to eliminate programs that do not interest you.

  • Domestic vs. International
  • Secular vs. Religiously-based
  • Individual-oriented vs. Community-oriented
  • Structured program vs. Self-initiated travel/work
  • One year (or shorter) vs. Two years (or longer)

How will this affect my future career plans and goals?
Think about what you hope to gain from a volunteer experience and how it might fit in to your future career plans. What would be some benefits and losses of a volunteer experience on my future graduate school and/or career plans? Also consider whether you can financially afford to do service instead of working.

How will this affect my relationships?
Parents, families, significant others, and friends are all people that may be affected by your decision. Make sure to talk it over with the important people in your life.

Are there other questions or issues I need to consider?
If you have any physical or emotional health questions or factors that may affect your ability to perform certain types of volunteer work, make sure to discuss those with the program coordinators. Think about other factors or issues unique to you or your situation.

Are there other options I should consider?
Internships, summer programs, short-term opportunities, non-profit work, human service work, and religious life are all positive experiences related to volunteering. If you want more information on these options talk to the Community Service Learning Center or the Career Services Office.

Information adapted from http://www.bc.edu/offices/service/postgrad.html