Post-College Service Opportunities

Post College Service Opportunities

Would you like to be a service to others, learn about social justice issues of the world, and use the skills you learned at Iowa State to make a difference in other people's lives? Then full-time volunteer service may be right for you.  Many full-time service programs offer benefits, such as a living stipend, education grants, or possibly health insurance and housing.  These programs are not directly affiliated with Iowa State University, the Memorial Union, or the Student Activities Center

Check out some of these opportunities:

AmeriCorps NCCC
AmeriCorps NCCC is a 10 month, full-time team-based residential program for individuals aged 18-24.  Participants relocate to one of five AmeriCorps NCCC campuses and address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development.

AmeriCorps State and National
AmeriCorps State and National is a 10-12-month full- or part--time national service opportunity where individuals volunteer at local non-profit agencies and schools. Members provide direct service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health and the environment.

AmeriCorps VISTA
AmeriCorps VISTA is a 12-month, full-time national service opportunity focused on eliminating poverty and capacity building at a local organization in the United States.  Many agencies require a college degree or three years' work experience. There is no upper age limit.

Catholic Volunteer Network
The RESPONSE directory is the largest and most comprehensive guide to Catholic and Christian volunteer programs available. Check out the directory for a list of volunteer programs and opportunities. 

City Year
City Year is a nonprofit organization that believes young people can change the world. There are 23 City Year sites across the country and over 2,000 City Year participants currently serve for ten months as tutors, mentors, and role models... making a difference in the lives of youth and transforming schools and neighborhoods. Apply online at

MATCH Corps is a one-year fellowship in Boston where volunteers tutor and teach in inner-city charter schools. Corps volunteers work to build in-depth relationships with their students, acting as mentors and helping their students to reach specific goals and prepare for higher education.  

Peace Corps
Peace Corps is a 27-month program where volunteers travel to other countries to provide aid. Volunteers work with governments, schools, non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and entrepreneurs in education, hunger, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment.

Teach for America
Teach for America corps members commit to teach for two years in low-income communities. The program aims to eliminate educational inequity and aspires for corps members to gain the insight and added commitment to tackle the root causes of America's achievement gap throughout their lives.

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