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Volunteer and Service Opportunities

Service Experiences

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 - listing of not-for-profit and service opportunities

Good Works - public service - nonprofit organizations, resources, consultants, job seekers and volunteers

LanguageCorpscomprehensive TESOL/TEFL training and certification, with pre-arranged job placement to teach English abroad

Learn How to Become - information on volunteering and working in the non-profit sector - Love Volunteers is a nonprofit organization offering over 120 volunteering options in developing countries around the world

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

NGOAbroad - provides custom-fit, skill based international volunteer & internship programs

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

Teach for America - helping lead an educational revolution in low-income communities across the country

TNTP Teaching Fellows - seeks talented recent graduates with dedication and knowledge to teach critical subjects where talented teachers are often in short supply

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

Volunteer Forever - online database of volunteer and study abroad opportunities

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