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Volunteer and Service Learning

Explore and engage with communities, gain professional experience, and earn money for education through volunteering and service. Student Opportunity Development is your directory to volunteer and service learning opportunities locally and across the country.

AmeriCorps

Great Experience. Great Benefits.

Have you ever thought about spending your summer doing conservation work in the Frank Church Wilderness? Or maybe teaching underserved communities in Miami? Or, how about helping rebuild homes and infrastructure in fire effected areas of California - all while earning great benefits? Then AmeriCorps might be right for you!

AmeriCorps offers opportunities in every U.S. state and territory in the fields of education, health care, social work, and conservation. AmeriCorps is great way to travel to new places, gain valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship. There are many different AmeriCorps programs and partners. Check out some of the more popular programs below, or stop by our office to find the right program for you.

Programs

VISTA

  • VISTA – Working with organizations to build capacity and alleviate poverty

 

State and National Programs (popular programs)

 

 

NCCC and FEMA

  • NCCC & FEMA- Disaster Relief, Infrastructure Improvement, Environmental & Energy Conservation, and Urban & Rural Development.

 

 

Benefits and How to Apply

Benefits

  • Segal Education Award – Up to $6,095 toward education expenses
  • Financial Stipend for living expenses
  • Expense paid travel 
  • Room and Board 
  • Non-Competitive Hiring Status 
  • Civic engagement
  • Professional Development

 

 

How to Apply

  • Attend an AmeriCorps information session or set up an appointment with our coordinators to learn more about programs.
  • Visit My AmeriCorps to set up a profile and search opportunities.
  • Meet one-on-one with an AmeriCorps Coordinator to determine which program best fits your needs, look at potential sites and openings, and confirm eligibility.
  • Submit a completed application!

 

 

 

Volunteer and Service Learning

Act Locally

Build your resume, gain valuable experience, and engage with your community through volunteer and service learning opportunities. Whether you’re a student searching for an opportunity in the community or a faculty member looking to incorporate service learning into your class, ISU Service Corps is a great place to start. Or, stop by our office and let us help find the right option for you.