There are a variety of post-graduate opportunities to work with the community to address social issues and create positive social change.
Opportunities featured on this page:
In addition to the specific programs mentioned above, Service Programs That Change the World, is a resource of 29 organizations that place young adults in yearlong community placements through the country and around the world. Visit www.serviceprograms.org to learn more.
As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.
The Peace Corps' Mission:
To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
- To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
- To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
- To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans
The Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Program at Bowling Green State University aims to enhance the skills and knowledge Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) acquired during service and assist underprivileged communities right here in the United States. Through our academic and service programs we seek to enrich previous experience and to broaden individual perspective and worldview.
Peace Corp Regional Recruiter
Peace Corp Campus Ambassadors
AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) strengthens communities and develops leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with non-profits—secular and faith based—local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national and state parks, Indian tribes, and schools, members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned.
FEMA Corps - The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) have launched an innovative partnership to establish a FEMA-devoted unit of 1,600 service corps members within AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) solely devoted to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
AmeriCorps State and National - supports a wide range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in intensive community service each year. We provide grants to a network of local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
At City Year, we believe education has the power to help every child reach his or her potential. However, in high-poverty communities there are external factors and obstacles students are faced with every day that can interfere with their ability to both get to school and be ready and able to learn.
At City Year, we’re working to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students actually need, and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide. In doing so, we’re helping to increase graduation rates across the country, and changing the lives of the students we serve.
When it comes to making an impact in the lives of the students and communities we serve, we wouldn’t be able to do it without the dedication and devotion of our corps members.
As a City Year AmeriCorps member, you'll spend 11 months serving hands-on with students, supporting them both inside and outside of the classroom. You will play a pivotal role in helping them reach graduation and beyond.
A service year is a paid, full-time position for young Americans looking to improve people’s lives and make a lasting impact in communities across the country. From fighting poverty to working with kids to responding to natural disasters — a service year is a meaningful and fulfilling way to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our nation.
For more information about a variety of service year opportunities visit serviceyr.org