Peace Corps www.peacecorps.gov
The chance to make a real difference in other people's lives is the reason most Volunteers serve in the Peace Corps. Volunteers also have the chance to learn a new language, live in another culture, and develop career and leadership skills. The Peace Corps experience can enhance long-term career prospects whether you want to work for a corporation, a nonprofit organization, or a government agency.
Americorps *NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) www.americorps.gov/nccc
This is a residential national service program for men and women between the ages of 18 and 24 who want to answer the President’s Call to Service. For 10 months, members serve in teams to meet urgent community needs in homeland security, disaster relief, the environment, and youth development. Teams work on projects throughout the country with non-profit programs, state and local agencies, and other community and faith-based groups.