A service year is 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.
Whether you choose to do a service year right after high school, during or after college, or as a way to find your path, the way to finding and doing your ideal service year looks like this
with the timing up to you!
Finding a service year opportunity that is right for you can take some time, but here are three easy steps to help you find your way.