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:
Volunteer Center of Fond du Lac County: Great local resource for opportunities in Fond du Lac County.
 
National Service Organizations:
Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE): Service through Teaching program allows students to learn while they offer service.
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.
Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) Offers volunteer opportunities across the US.
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:
Catholic Apostolate Center: Explore faith based community service opportunities.
National Association for State Community Services Programs Enhancing leadership roles to prevent and reduce poverty.
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.
 

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Through Community Service You You Get the Chance to:
 

OFFER KINDNESS TO OTHERS

Grow in your field of study and get hands on experience while contributing something positive to the world!

SHARE YOUR STRENGTHS

Often through community involvement you can become engaged, offer your ideas and implement positive change!

TRY SOMETHING NEW

There are new opportunities around every corner and you never know what you may like until you try it.

MEET NEW PEOPLE

When offering your service you will be running into other people who are also working to make the world a better place.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Many local organizations rely on the help they get from volunteers and you would be helping to keep their services available to the community.

LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF

When you actively move to act in positive ways, you get to know your own generous spirit of giving!