Types of Service Years
Featured Host Organizations
Where can I do my service year?
You can do a service year in hundreds of local communities across the United States. You can spend a year tackling issues facing your local community by doing a service year in your own backyard — no one knows the issues facing your hometown better than you! You can also get out of town and explore new areas by serving in communities across the country. You'll meet new people from different backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities, and see a part of of the country you wouldn’t have a chance to visit otherwise.
Federal Support for Service Years
The federal government provides support and funding for service year programs through AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and YouthBuild.
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is federally funded and the largest service year umbrella program, offering opportunities with three main types of service year programs: AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps).
What is the Peace Corps?
The Peace Corps is a federally-funded program for U.S. citizens to do a service year internationally.
What is YouthBuild?
YouthBuild is a partially federally funded service year program providing low-income young adults who left school without a diploma an opportunity to return to earn their degree.