Doing Something Different
Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 74 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, Volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.
Through ELCA Global Mission, you can search a database of paid and volunteer mission opportunities all over the world for periods of one month up to several years. Missionaries with the ELCA serve in 48 countries around the world in assignments that range from a few months to eight years or more.
USC is a one-year, full-time Lutheran volunteer program located in the heart of Denver. Volunteers commit to living in community with each other, while serving at various local nonprofit organizations addressing basic human concerns of low-income and at-risk populations. USC positions are in programs that provide immediate and direct service, as well as programs that advocate for lasting solutions and long-term social change. Since 1987, USC volunteers have put their values into action. Whatever your passion, USC has the placement for you!
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established to provide college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Supported by a monthly stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. The program also arranges meetings for the Fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to prominent positions in the field of peace and security.
Teach English Abroad
Check the following links for opportunities to teach English in a variety of foreign countries. Opportunities for all majors!
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. AmeriCorps is made up of three main programs: AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps).
Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a year-long national volunteer service program for people seeking to unite faith, social justice, intentional community, and practice simple and sustainable living. Volunteers are matched with non-profit organizations in ten metropolitan areas across the United States. They work full-time in various positions ranging from direct social services, to political advocacy, community organizing, education, and activism while living in intentional community.
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps engages young people in direct work on the causes and effects of poverty in the United States. Participants in our service Corps program live out and deepen their commitments to social change and Jewish life through a year of full-time work at anti-poverty organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC.
Insight: The Schusterman Fellowship for Jewish Community aims to provide an unparalleled experiential learning opportunity for Jewish young adults interested in exploring career options in the Jewish community. It is a highly competitive, two- year post-undergraduate Fellowship and leadership training program that provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to work for a variety of non-profit organizations. Fellows will be based in either New York City or Washington, D.C.
The JDC Jewish Service Corps (JSC) is a unique one-year volunteer opportunity for active, enthusiastic, knowledgeable Jews to serve, and take part in the life of a Jewish community or location where JDC provides aid abroad.
ADAMAH: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship is a three month leadership training program for Jewish young adults — ages 20–29 —that integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, teaching, and contemplative spiritual practice.
The PANIM Fellowship Program is a fun and challenging professional experience for recent college graduates passionate about politics, policy, Jewish education, and community service.