Corps Member Resources

Corps Member Resources


Is a service year right for me?

Whether you’re figuring out what’s next after high school or college, searching for an opportunity to find a new path, looking to gain skills and experience for a job, or wanting a career change — a service year may be just what you’re looking for. No matter when you decide to do your service year, the experience will transform your life and the community you serve.

How it works

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.

Benefits of a service year

A service year is an experience unlike any other. It allows you transform your life and gain valuable skills and experience for your next step in life, while also making an impact in ways that can truly transform a community.

Types of Service Year Programs

Service years are available through a variety of nonprofits, community organizations, and public schools and agencies. In urban and rural areas communities across the country, opportunities are available in a wide array of issue areas, including: education, the environment, disaster relief, health care, and many more.

Descriptions of Service Year Focus Areas

What kind of service year opportunities are available? Learn more by exploring our focus areas.

Meet Our Service Year Alums

Service year alumni come from all different backgrounds and starting points, but they all share one thing in common. They took a leap of faith when deciding to do a service year, and all found that the experience has helped them shape and determine their path forward.