What is a service year?
It’s an extraordinary year that transforms your life and your community. It’s not your typical path; it’s an experience for A Better You. A Greater Us.
Service years are available through a variety of service year programs in a wide array of issue areas, including: education, the environment, disaster relief, healthcare, and many more.
You’ve probably heard about some of the most popular service year programs — AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Teach for America, Habitat for Humanity, YouthBuild, and City Year to name a few. There are hundreds of additional programs as well that host service year opportunities and are looking for diverse talent to help their organizations achieve their missions.
When you serve a year, you have the opportunity to work alongside people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and perspectives and develop relationships that will last a lifetime. No matter where you are in your education or career, a service year is an incredible opportunity that allows you to shape your future and your community for years to come.
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How it works
You will be matched to service year experiences that fit your education level and interests — check them out under “My Matches.”
Some organizations will respond and let you know they think you are a good match. You’ll see these responses in your “My Dashboard” under “My Matches”.
More details on how it works....
Service Year Alliance Initiatives
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Service Year + Higher Ed
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Service Year + Companies
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