Post-Graduate Service

Post-Graduate Service Opportunities 

Why choose to do one or two years of service after you graduate?

  • The opportunity to serve others. There is a good chance you will receive far more from those you serve than you can ever give.
  • An opportunity to explore your vocation and receive experience in your career of interest.
  • Learn a new skill. For example build a house, plant a community garden, and organize people.
  • Work and possibly live in a place that is culturally different than your familiar surroundings
  • Gain new perspectives
  • Student loan deferment
  • Education award
  • Living stipend and health insurance/benefits (may vary by program)

 

What service opportunities are out there?

AmeriCorps

Local, National
Americorps

AmeriCorps is a national network of service programs. Placements are in nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations. Focus areas: Disaster Relief, Education, Environment, Health, Homelessness, Community Development, and many more. Programs include: AmeriCorps*State and National, AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America), and AmeriCorps*NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). A stipend and education award are offered.

 


City Year

Local, National
Upcoming Application Deadline:
April 19
Flyer (downloadable pdf)

City yearCity Year aims to “unite young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world.” Volunteers serve in schools as tutors, mentors, role models, and leaders of afterschool programs. A stipend and education award are offered.

 


Earth Corps 

Local

EarthCorps brings together passionate and hardworking young adults from the US and countries around the world, for a yearlong leadership training program in Seattle, Washington.
Learn more and apply to be an EarthCorps corps member here.
Volunteer with EarthCorps. 

 


Global Health Corps

National, International
Applications Due: January 16

A GHC fellowship is an exciting opportunity to build skills and gain experience with a high-impact health organization, but it’s also much more than that. It’s a year that will catalyze your personal and professional growth as a leader, placing you within a global and diverse network of bright, young, and committed health equity champions. 

 


Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps

Local, National, International Habitat.gif

Habitat “seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.” Habitat AmeriCorps members commit ten- to twelve-month serving with a team to build affordable housing for and with low-income families. No previous construction experience required. Living allowance and AmeriCorps education award are offered.

 


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Local, National, International

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps is a local, national, and international program. Jesuit Volunteers make a one to two year commitment to serve where the need is greatest, to work with people who are marginalized by society and to live in an apostolic community with other JVs. JVs work for and with people who are homeless, unemployed, refugees, people with AIDS, the elderly, street youth, abused women and children, the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. Jesuit Volunteers in the Northwest are committed to the four values of social and ecological justice, spirituality, simple living and community. A living stipend and education award are offered.

 


Literacy AmeriCorps

Local, National

A national service program that provides literacy services to youth, adults and families in communities throughout the United States. Literacy AmeriCorps requires an 11 month commitment. A stipend and Education Award are offered. Service areas include: computer literacy, teaching and tutoring English Language Learners (ELL), naturalization, GED-prep, adult basic skills, family literacy, and vocational literacy.

 


Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Local, National
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Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a local and national program. LVC Volunteers provide direct service, community organizing, indirect service, advocacy and public policy to a variety of different non-profit organizations. LVC volunteers are committed to the four values of social justice, spirituality, simplicity, and community. Volunteers commit to one year of service and live together in intentional household communities. A living stipend and education award are offered.

 


Rainer Valley Corps

Community Impact Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 28

Rainier Valley Corps (RVC)’s Community Impact Fellowship Program places talented leaders of color in a two-year full-time position at local grassroots organizations led by communities of color. Curriculum involves four key areas: nonprofit management, adaptive and collective leadership, advocacy and policy, community organizing, and cultural dynamics. Embedded within the curriculum are focuses on systemic racism, power, privilege, and intersectionality. 
This fellowship is a paid opportunity with benefits. Ongoing professional development training is provided.
 

Green Pathways Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 15
Apply here.

The Green Pathways Fellowship Program creates a pathway to the green sector for low-income young adults in living wage entry-level positions in the environmental justice movement. This new program is a partnership between Rainier Valley Corps and Got Green to cultivate leaders through a racial equity and intersectional lens and place them at a host environmental justice-focused organization, providing them with technical skill building and training in leadership development that is culturally relevant, community-center, and context driven. Fellows will be hired and placed, in partnership, with host sites for two-year fellowships. Along with leadership coaching and development, fellows will be paid a living wage with benefits.

 


Solid Ground

Local

Solid Ground believes that “ Our community has the resources, will and ability to end poverty. All people have the right to food, shelter, social justice and opportunities. Racism perpetuates poverty. To end poverty, we must undo racism.” Programs include JustServe*AmeriCorps, MLK VISTA Corps, Washington Reading Corps, or Service Learning VISTA Corps. Focus areas include: domestic and youth violence prevention, elementary school literacy, and support for anti-poverty organizations. One year commitment, living stipend, and education award offered.

 


Sound Youth AmeriCorps

Local

Sound Youth works to “build partnerships with schools, community organizations, and faith-based organizations to holistically support local youth and their families.” Volunteers commit 11 months to tutor in schools and neighborhood centers, organize parent events, recruit volunteers, develop after-school programs and hold community events that support and celebrate kids. A living stipend and education award are offered.

 


Teach for AmericaTFA

National

TFA’s mission is to “build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.” Teach for America requires a two year commitment serving as full-time paid teacher in an urban or rural public school in low-income areas of the country. An education award is offered. Members do not have teacher certification but must pass certain exams required by their district. Some graduate schools offer members the opportunity to earn a Masters degree in Education.

 


Technology Access Foundation

Local

Martinez Fellowship Program

Undergraduate Program Application Deadline: 
Feb 1, May 1, October 1, December 1
Graduate Program Application Deadline: January

TAF is committed to improving teacher diversity and retaining teachers of color in their profession. TAF does this by providing Fellows with the opportunity to network and collaborate with other teachers of color in a trusted community, along with providing high quality professional development designed to complement their university instruction and other district or state supports. Through the Martinez Fellowship, fellows will have access to early career coaching, assistance with employment and placement, the opportunity to attend seminars and conferences.

 


UW Pipeline Project

Local 

Education Equity AmeriCorps Member

Application Deadline: May 12
Term of Service: Sep­tem­ber 1, 2019 – July 15, 2020

This position recruits, trains and supports UW students to become tutors in elementary, middle and high schools in the Seattle area. The AmeriCorps member will have opportunities to assist with other Pipeline initiatives, like Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break, and take on leadership as a tutor or group leader if they choose. The AmeriCorps Education Equity coordinator will also manage a team of UW student interns who will assist with tutor recruitment, training and support.

 

Equity in STEM AmeriCorps Member

Application Deadline: May 12
Term of Service: Sep­tem­ber 1, 2019 – July 15, 2020

This position recruits, trains and supports UW students to become tutors in elementary, middle and high schools in the Seattle area. The AmeriCorps Member will be highly involved in planning and executing the year-round STEM engagement programs with rural and tribal schools, including STEM Alternative Spring Break. The member will also have opportunities to assist with other Pipeline initiatives and take leadership in areas they choose.

 

STEM Engagement Coordinator 

Application Deadline: May 19

This position oversees the Pipeline Project’s initiatives to make the STEM field more inclusive of all peoples and ways of knowing, especially those from migrant, rural and tribal backgrounds. Specifically, the Coordinator strengthens relationships with rural and tribal schools, facilitates the seminars related to STEM outreach, organizes and conducts the STEM Alternative Spring Break program and school campus visits in partnership with the Equity in STEM AmeriCorps member, and oversees curriculum development for all outreach programs.

 

Graduate Student Assistant

Application Deadline: April 14
Term of Service: September 16, 2019 – June 15, 2020

The Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA)preferably from the UW College of Education, to work with Pipeline Project initiatives that focus on organizing credit-bearing “Inner Pipeline” seminars, implementing racial equity concepts throughout our programming, and helping with other Pipeline Project educational initiatives. An ideal candidate has an interest in continuing the GSA commitment for two academic years.

 


Washington State Conservation Corpswcc

Local, National

Gain hands-on experience in the environmental field. WCC members commit one year to build trails, do restoration plantings, biological monitoring, and service projects in the community. WCC members attend a series of paid trainings throughout the year (e.g. Wilderness First Responder, Wildland Firefighting, Hazardous Materials Response, Ethnobotany, and GIS/GPS). WCC Members must be 18 - 25 years old. Members earn $8.55/hour and receive an AmeriCorps education award. They work as part of a team, receive training and education as well as earning an AmeriCorps education award.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Martinez Fellowship, Undergraduate Program
Deadline: May 1

Education Equity AmeriCorps
Deadine: May 12

Equity in STEM AmeriCorps Member
Application Deadlines: May 12

STEM Engagement Coordinator
Deadline: May 19

Americorps College Access Coach 
Priority Appl. Deadline: April 30
Deadline: Summer


Check out the Carlson Center at UW Seattle for more post graduate opportunities!