Many service opportunities have upcoming deadlines! Check out some of the opportunities below to find a service program that is a good fit for you. The list will be updated periodically, so bookmark it and check back!
The Ambassador Corps program is the leading social enterprise internship program. A select group of students from the top undergraduate universities across America are chosen to do an 8-10 week international summer internships with a social enterprise. The program is an entry point to a purpose-driven international career where participants receive tangible work experience with a social enterprise.
The program focus for the interns included a diverse portfolio of sector specialties: microfinance, sustainable agriculture, sports & development, social justice, environmental conservation, sustainable education, eco-tourism, youth entrepreneurship, disaster relief/development, public health and disease eradication, women’s income generation projects, community-based engineering projects, and business planning for social enterprises and NGOs.
Returning “Ambassadors” described this crash Peace Corps experience as “life changing” and “transformative,” and often times convincingly influencing a future global career path (some being retained as full time paid employees of the host organization they were assigned to).
Applications are now open; deadline TBA
Change Corps offers a three-step training program to help you launch your career in social change. When Change Corps organizers complete their training, they’ll know how to organize people on the issues they’re passionate about and will have an opportunity to become part of a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come.
In the first step of the Change Corps program, you’ll take part in an intensive classroom-style organizing training. You’ll learn from some of the most influential and experienced changemakers in the country.
In the second step of the Change Corps program, we work with top social change groups to give you real experience on important campaigns. Over the course of the year, you’ll be planning and running grassroots campaigns, organizing town hall meetings, building powerful coalitions of groups, setting up and speaking at news conferences, lobbying lawmakers and much more.
In the third step of the Change Corps program, we help you connect with groups that are looking to hire full-time staff.
Applications are now open; deadline TBA
Food Corps is creating a future in which every school is a healthy school, and every child is well-nourished and ready to learn. Our AmeriCorps leaders deliver our program in high-need schools, focusing on:
- Hands-on lessons: they teach cooking, gardening and tasting since kids love foods they have grown and prepared themselves
- Healthy school meals: they create a cafeteria that steers students towards the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new healthy foods
- A school-wide culture of health: they help the whole school community— everything from the teachers to the hallways to the bake sales—celebrate healthy food.
Service members focus their energy on activities that support FoodCorps’ three pillars of service: knowledge, engagement and access. You’ll be placed with one FoodCorps Service Site, which operates under the direction of 18 Host Sites, each located in a different state or district.
Applications for the 2017-2018 school year open on January 9, 2017 and close March 15, 2017.
Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners.
Application deadlines vary for short and long-term trips.
Check the Available Program Locations and Dates webpage for up-to-date listings for volunteer opportunities.
Are you passionate about the environment? Are you ready to learn how to run campaigns to help solve the climate crisis or save our last wild places? We offer a year-long training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing.
Green Corps trainees participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by representatives from a wide range of organizations and campaigns. Green Corps organizers receive the bulk of their training through hands-on experience working on behalf of organizations such as the Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. Green Corps organizers lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, organizers experience a diversity of issues, tactics and organizations. After completing the training program, Green Corps connects graduates to groups looking to hire full-time staff.
Applications for the 2017-2018 are open now; deadline TBA
Venture for America
Venture for America is a fellowship program that places recent graduates at startups in cities with emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems, forging a community of entrepreneurs committed to building companies that matter.
There’s no formula for a great Fellow. All kinds of skills, experiences, and backgrounds can help a person succeed as a startup employee or founder—our Fellows are proof of that. But there are a few things we look for in every applicant: integrity, the ability to contribute from day one, and a commitment to our mission, to name a few. If you’re ready to work hard and create opportunities where they’re needed, VFA might be the right next step for you.
How it works:
- VFA recruits and trains top college grads
- Connects them to startups around the country
- They spend two years building those companies
- Then launch their careers as entrepreneurs
Applications are now open; the next deadline is November 28, 2016 and the final deadline is February 6, 2017.
**The Gordon Career Center is hosting a VFA info session on Friday, 11/4 from 12:15-1:15 pm in the Olson Commons.