Summer/Spring Break & Post-Graduate Options

Community Service Programs

Washington Semester Program - Transforming Communities Semester at American University, Washington D.C. Teaches the actual conditions of communities and the possibilities of change in those communities. Also provides many Transforming Communities Internships. Visit www.washingtonsemester.com or contact the career development center for more information.

Institute of Philanthropy and Voluntary Service - A dynamic summer program for undergraduate students interested in volunteerism and careers in the non profit sector. The 2008 institute will be held from June 7 - August 2, at Georgetown University.  Volunteers can earn up to 9 credit hours and live in furnished on-campus apartments. Over half of the volunteers receive full or partial funding! For more information, contact Ms. Shane Goldsmith at 1-800-741-6964 or e-mail sgoldsmith@tfas.org, or visit their website at www.dcinternships.org/ipvs

Summer of Opportunities

Summer of Service

Summer of Service - Summer of Service is a program sponsored by the Board of Global Ministries of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. This program matches people who have completed high school who want to serve in the Christian Ministries for 8 weeks in the summer. For more information, contact Tina Rockwell at (717) 252-2795.

PA Council of Churches - 2008 Summer Employment opportunity is available. The position would be serving as a Campground Champlain in PA parks. For more information, contact Paul L. Herring at pherring@pachurches.org or call him at (717) 545-4761.

Global Works - Stay in a foreign country for up to 3 months during the summer. Immerse yourself in the culture while getting a unique experience of service abroad. For more information call 1-814-867-7000 or visit www.globalworkstravel.com.

International Service Voluntary Service Projects - Service opportunities are available in countries all over the world! For more information call (802) 259-2759 or email at vfp@vfp.org. You can also visit them on the web at www.vfp.org.

Appalachian Service Project (group) - Home repair for poverty stricken areas of the Appalachian regions in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia. Call (423)854-8800 or email asp@asphome.org

Global Justice Volunteers - 2-6 month cross cultural learning experiences. See http://gbgm-umc.org/vim/features/globalj.htm for more info.

ReCreation Experiences - Looking for college students to fill staff positions over the summer. Work hands on with volunteers and other staff to make a successful mission opportunity as well as a successful completion of home repair projects. Visit www.recreationexperiences.org for more information.

PA Council of Churches - Summer Park Chaplaincy opportunities. Looking for Christian witnesses for all the campers. Offers $4,000 for full time and $2,000 for half time. Must be available from May 28th - September 3rd and you must have an automobile. Contact Paul Herring at p.herring@pachurches.org for more information.

The Youth Committee needs the help of religious volunteers to strengthen the Summer Parks Program in Williamsport. The programs will be held from June 13 - August 21 from 9.a.m to 3 p.m. For more information contact Pine St. United Methodist Church at (570) 323-4604.

Good Samaritan is looking for volunteers to help provide relief in Louisiana and Mississippi from Hurricane Katrina. For more information go to their website at www.samaritanspurse.org

Post-Graduate Opportunities

CORO - Work with individuals and institutions that influence life in the public, private and non-profit sectors. See www.coro.org/

The International Partnership for Service Learning - Post-graduate study abroad opportunities, obtain M.A. in International Service. See www.ipsl.org.

Peace Corps - Education, small business development, environmental, health and agriculture. See www.peacecorps.gov

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia - Needs recent grads to teach English in Asia for 2 years. See http//:www.unitedboard.org or call (212) 870-2270.

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service - Environmental educators, Natural Science and Environmental Education. Placed in Central Georgia, North Georgia Mountains and Coastal Barrier Island. For more information, email ddavies@uga.edu.

Response - Catholic Network of Volunteer Service - An annual directory of volunteer opportunities. A wide variety of opportunities in the United States and abroad. Email volunteer@cnvs.org or visit http://www.cnvs.org.

Massachusetts/Campus Compact - Program for recent college graduates who were heavily involved on campus with Community Service and service learning. You will be placed in various campuses throughout Massachusetts. Contact Karen Chisholm at karen.chisholm@tufts.edu for more information.

Pennsylvania/Campus Compact - Program for recent college graduates who were heavily involved on campus with Community Service and service learning. You will be placed in various campuses throughout Pennsylvania. Contact (717) 796-5072 for more information.