Volunteer and Service Opportunities

Service Experiences Abroad

There is a wide range of opportunities available that will allow you to discover a new culture or explore a region, while giving back to a community in need. Some of these experiences require a fee, and others will pay you for your time overseas. Please be sure to read the guidelines carefully when choosing your service program. If you have any question about a specific program, please contact Dr. Andrew Hamilton

American Red Cross - volunteer services; donations

Bard College - service; travel abroad

Community Career Center - listing of not-for-profit opportunities

Cool Works - public service

Coro Fellows Program - public service

Cross-Cultural Solutions - volunteer abroad opportunities and international internships for individuals and groups

GiveSpot.com - listing of not-for-profit and service opportunities

Good Works - public service

Idealist.org - nonprofit organizations, resources, consultants, job seekers and volunteers

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) - nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking, and assist and advocate for the victims of drunk driving

Peace Corps - service; travel abroad

Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant - grants available to Phi Kappa Phi members to fund ongoing literacy projects or to create new initiatives

Putney Student Travel - learn abroad with other students in a structured and unique program

Teach Away - great opportunities to learn abroad by teaching abroad

Tillman Military Scholarships - scholarship opportunities for veteran and active duty military service members

Unite for Sight Global Impact Corps - global health volunteer abroad

uVolunteer - volunteer service trips abroad 

VolunteerMatch - service matching provider

Volunteering Solutions - international volunteering opportunities in medicine/healthcare, teaching, female empowerment, community development, wildlife/conservation programs

Volunteer Today - service for service administrators

Volunteers for Peace - short-term volunteer work

Volunteers of America - service; faith-based organization

World Volunteer Web - public service news, views, and resources


If you have any questions, or would like more information on these opportunities please contact Karen Weber at the Office of Undergraduate Research or at 713-743-3367.