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 logo

AmeriCorps

Americorps logo

Camphill

Camphill Communities of North America logo

Citizen Corps

Citizen Corps logo

City Hall Fellows

City Hall Fellows logo

City Year

City Year logo

Code for America

Code for America logo

Covenant House

Covenant House Faith Community logo

Families USA

Families USA logo

Green Corps

Green Corps logo

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity logo

HealthCorps

Health Corps: Educating the student body logo

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship logo

KIPP DC

KIPP DC Logo

Math for America

Math For America Logo

NYC Urban Fellows Program

NYC Urban Fellowship Program logo

Public Allies

Public Allies: Everyone Leads logo

Public Health Service

Public Health Services logo

Student Conservation Association

Student Conservation Association logo

Teach for America

Teach For America logo

The Teaching Fellows

TNTP Teaching Fellows logo

Think Impact

Think Impact logo

United Way of America

United Way logo

University Child Development School

University Child Development School logo

White House Fellowship Program

White House Fellowship Program logo


International Opportunities


American India Foundation

American India Foundation logo

Care International

Care International logo

Congressional Hunger Center

Congressional Hunger Center logo

Council on International Exchange

Council on International Exchange logo

Cross-Cultural Solutions

Cross Cultural Solutions logo

Cultural Ambassadors

Cultural Ambassadors: North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain logo

Cultural Vistas

Cultural Vistas logo

Earthwatch Institute

Earth Watch Institute Logo

English Program in Korea

English Program in Korea logo

German Academic Exchange Program

German Academic Exchange Program logo

Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps logo

Global Service Corps

Global Service Corps logo

Global Volunteers

Global Volunteers logo

Global Volunteer Network

Global Volunteer Network logo

Hellenic American Educational Foundation

Hellenic American Educational Foundation logo

Interac

Interac logo

InterExchange

InterExchange logo

International Citizen Service

International Citizen Service logo

International School Services

International School Services

Japan Exchange and Teaching

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

Nanubhai Teaching Fellowship

Nanubhai Teaching Fellowship logo

Peace Corps

Peace Corps logo

Peacework Development Fund

Peacework Development Fund logo

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad logo

Rotary

Rotary logo

Samaritan Inns

Smaritan Inns logo

Service Civil International

Service Civil International logo

United Nations Volunteers

United Nations Volunteers

WorldTeach

World Teach logo

Volunteers for Peace

Volunteers for Peace logo


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 and begin to eliminate programs that do not interest you.

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.

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



Page last modified August 1, 2018