Offers paid volunteer opportunities through its State & National, VISTA, and NCCC programs:
- AmeriCorps*State and National members work with different local and national non-profits throughout the United States to complete direct service.
- AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members work with different local and national non-profits throughout the United States to create or support sustainable service programs in their community.
- AmeriCorps*NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) members address the pressing needs of the various communities in a region through direct service.
A corps of diverse young adults, who dedicate at least a year to civic engagement and transformative service in communities across America. For more information, visit www.cityyear.org/.
Volunteers work internationally in the following areas: education, youth outreach, and community development; health and HIV/AIDS; agriculture and environment; business development; and information technology. For more information, visit www.peacecorps.gov/.
Fund for Public Interest Research
Helps progressive groups wage campaigns that help preserve our environment, protect human rights, clean up politics, and challenge corporate power. Offers a number of full-time positions across the country as well as summer jobs. For more information, visit www.ffpir.org/.
Yearlong, full-time, paid Environmental Leadership Training Program. For more information, visit www.greencorps.org.
Allies work four days each week for ten months at a local nonprofit organization where they strengthen their community by working in areas such as youth development, community development, public health, and economic development. For more information, visit www.publicallies.org/.
Student Conservation Corps
Offers college students, as well as other adults, extraordinary opportunities to serve our nation’s most prized public treasures: its natural and cultural resources. For more information, visit www.thesca.org/.
Teach for America
Recruits the most outstanding graduating college seniors and recent college graduates to teach in low-income communities across the country. Teach for America participants will be the future leaders in fields such as business, medicine, politics, law, journalism, education, and social policy. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.
Adapted from the Carolina Center for Public Service