Resources for Volunteering and Community Service
Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeleswww.aafla.org/2ysp/over_frmst.htm
Offers training for coaches and a youth support program.
Playing for Peacewww.playingforpeace.org/
A non-profit organization that uses basketball as a vehicle to bridge divides, develop leaders and change perceptions. Playing for Peace utilizes a simple but powerful concept – children who play together can learn to live together. Playing for Peace operates programs in Northern Ireland and South Africa that bring together children from different backgrounds to play basketball, acquire life skills and develop positive relationships that transcend religion, race and culture. The organization is powered by recent college graduates who dedicate a year of service in host sites.
The Community Fellows Programwww.fullcirclefund.org/communityfellows.php
Offers recent college graduates an extraordinary opportunity to work for United Way, one of the most recognized philanthropic non-profit organizations in the nation. The Community Fellows Program is an 11-month paid assignment that combines national training with work in a community-based United Way organization. Upon the successful completion of the program, Fellows will not only have made a significant impact at their host United Way organization, but will also have the opportunity to compete for open positions with the host United Way or other United Way organizations.
Advances the skills, networks and experience of diverse young leaders as they strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation. Public Allies selects our communities' most promising young leaders who commit to a rigorous and rewarding ten-month program of full-time, paid apprenticeships in community orginizations, team service projects and weekly leadership training.
AmeriCorps —National Civil Community Corpswww.americorps.gov/about/programs/national.asp
AmeriCorps—NCCC is a 10-month residential national service program for young women and men between the ages of 18 - 24. Members serve on environmental projects, education, public safety, disaster relief, and other community needs across the country. Teams meet community needs in cooperation with non-profit programs, state and local agencies, and other community groups.
City Year, an Americorps national service program, brings together young people ages 17 to 24 from diverse backgrounds for a challenging 10-months of service focusing on civic leadership, team building and mobilizing citizens to civic action.
Mercy Volunteer Corpswww.mercyvolunteers.org
Mercy Volunteer Corps' placements in the United States require a one-year commitment from August through July each year. International placements are for two years and require additional cross-cultural training in the summer prior to departure for the site.
Jesuit Volunteer Corpswww.jesuitvolunteers.org
Provides room/board, stipend, loan deferment, and health insurance for recent grads to live in community and work in community service for one year. Also international opportunities for 3 years in developing countries.