Service does not have to stop after graduation. In addition to volunteering with non-profits in your community, there are several service organizations that employ college graduates for limited time programs. Most of these programs include a stipend as well as scholarship to pay off student loans.
The goal of the program is to increase the number of high school students who enter and complete postsecondary education. The advisers are recent college graduates from partner colleges. After an intensive four-week training, advisers will be poised to help students navigate the complex college exploration process, retake college admissions tests, apply to colleges that are a good match/fit, complete the FAFSA, secure financial aid, and matriculate to college.
Stipend: $24,000.00 - Education Award: $5,920.00
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.
Stipend: Varies by position - Education Award: $ 5,920.00 for full time
City Year is an education nonprofit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. The organization partners with public schools in 28 high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and Johannesburg, South Africa. City Year teams are made up of 18 to 24 year olds, who provide student, classroom, and whole school support, intended to help students stay in school and on track to graduate high school. City Year is funded through AmeriCorps.
Stipend and Education Award - Same as AmeriCorps
The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.
Stipend: Varies by Country
Teach for America
Teach For America is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence."
The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as "corps members," commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves.
Salary: Depends on school district