A service year is a paid opportunity to develop real-world skills through hands-on service. It’s an extraordinary year that transforms your life and your community. A service year is not your typical path; it’s an experience for A Better You. A Greater Us.
Service years are available through a variety of service year programs in a wide array of issue areas, including: education, the environment, disaster relief, healthcare, and many more.
You’ve probably heard about some of the most popular service year programs — AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Teach for America, Habitat for Humanity, YouthBuild, and City Year to name a few. There are hundreds of additional programs as well that host service year opportunities and are looking for diverse talent to help their organizations achieve their missions.
When you serve a year, you have the opportunity to work alongside people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and perspectives and develop relationships that will last a lifetime. No matter where you are in your education or career, a service year is an incredible opportunity that allows you to shape your future and your community for years to come.
See what a service year timeline looks like
Whether you choose to do a service year right after high school, during or after college, or as a way to find your path, the way to finding and doing your ideal service year looks like this with the timing up to you!
Find the right service year opportunity for you by joining us at ServiceYear.org. We’ll help you find opportunities that best fit your preferences.