This list has been adapted from Idealist.org's list of extended term-of-service opportunities.
Idealist.org Service Opportunities
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All For Good
Online database of volunteer opportunities ranging from prominent non-profits to smaller, grassroots based organizations. Opportunities can be searched by location, keyword and scope of how one would like to serve.
Provides full-time members to nonprofit, faith-based and other community organizations and public agencies to create and expand programs that ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.
Including the Bill Emerson Hunger Fellowship, a year-long fellowship for those interested in fighting hunger and poverty.
A year-long, full time program aimed at creating a supportive environment and a college experience for young adults with disabilities, emphasizing self-advocacy, ongoing education, meaningful work and the transition into adulthood.
Christian Appalachian Project
An interdenominational, nonprofit Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support through a wide variety of programs and services.
Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
A nine-month, full-time, graduate-level leadership program that introduces diverse, intelligent and driven young public servants to all aspects of the public affairs arena.
A national service program that unites young adults, aged 17-24, from diverse racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds for a year of full-time community service, leadership development and civic engagement.
Echoing Green’s Fellowship Program
Offers a two-year fellowship to individuals with innovating ideas for creating new models for tackling seemingly unsolvable social challenges. These Fellowships offer the opportunity to expand and test these ideas.
Green Corps’ Environmental Leadership Training Program
A paid, 13-month, full-time field school for environmental organizing and activism. The program features classroom, field work and career placement components.
Inner-City Teaching Corps of Chicago
A volunteer service program that places outstanding recent college graduates as teachers in inner-city Chicago classrooms. The ICTC also offers other opportunities for service-based professional development.
JDC Jewish Service Corps
Offers qualified individuals the chance to serve a Jewish community abroad in such areas as Jewish outreach, community development, health and social welfare. Volunteers are selected to match the particular needs of overseas communities.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Offers 1-2 year commitments in both the United States or internationally at hundreds of grassroots organizations that provide service to low-income people.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
Offers 1 year commitments in the Northwest - Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington in organizations that provide service to low-income people.
Jewish Organizing Fellowship
A one-year service program working with Boston-area community and labor organizations. The year includes a commitment to regular sessions in community-building among ten or more “fellows”, mostly young adults in their twenties. The sessions include training in community organizing, Jewish identity and tradition, and group projects in the community.
Volunteer opportunities are available in a living community in Washington, DC assisting individuals with developmental disabilities.
Lutheran Service Corps
An urban ministry that matches full-time volunteers with programs that serve people in need in the Omaha, NE area.
A year-long service program aimed at tackling academic disparities with disadvantaged students. Each MATCH Corps member is assigned four urban high school students with whom they build an in-depth relationship throughout the year as they work toward clear goals in academic classes and on key exams like the MCAS, SAT and AP.
Mercy Volunteer Corps
A 1-2 year-long service program in the United States in both urban and rural regions. All Mercy Volunteers work with those who are economically poor or marginalized in a spirit of solidarity and mutuality; live simply in community; and commit to personal and communal spiritual growth.
A US government organization of men and women who live in a country outside the US for two years, working at the grass-roots level to help solve some of the most important challenges facing the developing world.
A year-long experience working with a diverse variety of non-profit organizations in Philadelphia.
A program for young adults, aged 18-30, who commit to ten months of intensive leadership training and a professional apprenticeship. Allies receive a living allowance, health and child care benefits, and an educational award.
Public Interest Research Group
Offers two-year fellowships for recent graduates interested in working in public interest advocacy and administration.
Saint Vincent Pallotti Center
Washington DC-based organization promoting lay volunteer service that challenges the laity, clergy and religious to work together in the mission of the Church. Our goal is to support lay volunteers before, during and after their term of service.
San Francisco Conservation Corps
A job and academic training organized serving young people ages 11-26, corps members develop their job skills, leadership abilities and environmental awareness by completing outreach, conservation and community service projects throughout the city.
StartingBloc Fellowship Program
Provides outstanding young leaders with the training, resources, and network necessary to implement a more sustainable global economy. Once accepted into the Fellowship program, candidates attend one of our regional Institutes for Social Innovation (currently held in New York City, Boston, and London), where they learn industry best practices around corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability.
Student Conservation Association
Fosters lifelong stewardship of the environment by offering opportunities for education, leadership and personal evelopment while providing public service in natural resource management, cultural preservation, environmental protection and conservation.
Teach for America
The national corps of recent college graduates, of all academic majors, who commit two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools with the overall aim of eliminating education inequity.
An international nonprofit organization devoted to inspiring global citizenship and cross-cultural understanding through a range of diverse initiatives, such as one- to twelve-week, six-month, and one-year volunteer service programs in over 50 countries.
Vincentian Service Corps
Organization for men and women who want to give one year of their lives to serve the poor, live in community with other Corps members and experience a simple lifestyle.
A year-long grant for independent study and travel outside the US.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Offers a paid, 12 month internship with the United Nations in Geneva and in New York, working on international peace.