How do I find community service opportunities?
Before getting involved in community service you may want to ask yourself some questions to learn what is important to you. Here are some things you might want to think about:
· What motivates me to serve?
· What am I expecting to encounter?
· What skills can I contribute?
· What are my interests?
Local Service Organizations:
National Service Organizations:
AmeriCorps: Enhance your skills and make a difference in the community.
Peace Corps: Volunteer all around the world promoting peace and social justice.
Campus Compact: promotes public and community service that develops students’ citizenship skills
Arsalyn: Citizens. Not spectators. Promoting youth civic and political engagement.
Citizen Corps: Harness power of the individual through education, training and volunteer opportunities to protect against threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues and disasters of all kinds.
City Year Corp: Supporting at-risk youths to prevent students from dropping out of school
Teach for America: Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand opportunity for children.
Public Allies: Public Allies places young adults in paid one-year community leadership positions in non profits or government agencies, with one day/week in training seminars.
Faith Based Service Corp:
Jesuit Volunteer Corps: JVC is more than just a job. Social justice, simple life-style, community and spirituality: these values provide the cornerstone for living out a commitment to faith and justice.
Catholic Network of Volunteers: “Catholic Network of Volunteer Service (CNVS) is a national membership organization of Christian volunteer and mission programs that fosters and promotes full-time national and international service opportunities for people of all backgrounds, ages and skills. CNVS supports and enhances the work of its membership by providing training and resources, networking opportunities, and national advocacy.”
General Volunteer Sites:
Idealist’s Page: Contains national and international volunteer, nonprofit, and internship information.
BUNAC: BUNAC's Working Adventures Worldwide enable students and young people from all over the world to work and travel in some of the most exciting destination.