Make a Difference

Volunteer Corps

Idealist.org
Find volunteer or paid employment at thousands of nonprofit organizations.

EarthCorps
Restores parks and open spaces while providing leadership and community service experience for young people.

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
Provides information on volunteer opportunities, internships and apprenticeships on domestic and international organic farms.

Americorps
Network of local, regional and national volunteer programs that work to meet needs in education, health and the environment.

Youth Volunteers Corps of America
Works to increase volunteer opportunities to enrich America's youth and address community needs.

Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement
BASE provides six-month support communities for the study and practice of socially engaged Buddhism. Participants work or volunteer in service or social action.

Global Service Corps
Provides local service opportunities.

Peace Corps
US government program which encourages young people to promote the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries.

Brethren Volunteer Corps
Work with children, young adults, seniors, prisoners and the homeless on community service, peace and environmental concerns. Affiliated with the Church of the Brethren.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Jesuit volunteers serve the homeless, the unemployed, refugees, people with AIDS, the elderly, street youth, abused women and children, the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. Affiliated with Catholic Jesuits.

Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Live in communities of four to seven volunteers who share meals, household responsibilities, daily struggles and faith discussions. Volunteer in urban areas. Affiliated with the Lutheran Church.

Teach for America
Recent college grads from all majors commit to teach in low-income areas for two years.