AmeriCorps – Federal entity that helps Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service, with numerous programs including:
- VISTA – serve with organizations that help fight poverty
- State/National – thousands of opportunities in a variety need areas and locations
- NCCC Programs – 11-month team-based experiences for ages 18-26
National Health Corps – help build healthy communities by providing essential health education and access services to individuals throughout the United States.
Student Conservation Association – intern in national parks, public lands, and urban green spaces to make improvements and learn conservation and sustainability practices.
WWOOF – linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community. As a volunteer, you will live alongside your host helping with daily tasks and experiencing life as a farmer.
Public Allies – folks from diverse backgrounds serve in full-time apprenticeship positions at local nonprofits focusing on youth development, education, public health, economic development, and the environment. Allies also participate in a leadership development program and receive individual coaching.
Peace Corps – live in another country for two years, working at the grassroots level to help solve some of the most important challenges facing the developing world. UW-Madison has its own recruiting office on campus.
Teach for America – commit to at least two years serving as a lead teacher in one of 51 low-income or underserved communities across the U.S.
City Year – serve as a student success coach, helping students build on their strengths and cultivate social, emotional, and academic skills that are important in school and life.
College Possible – recent college graduates serve for one year in a role dedicated to empowering students from low-income backgrounds on their path to and through college.