Volunteer for a Year
Why volunteer for a year after college?
Who says practical experience has to include a paycheck? Consider volunteering for all of the reasons below
Develop job experience: Year-long volunteers are placed in schools and agencies as teachers, case managers, intake workers--opportunities that will build a resume
Network: Volunteers will establish excellent connections with potential future employers and contacts
Experience personal rewards: Volunteers consistently say that their experiences were unforgettable and, in many cases, “life-changing”
Diversify resume: A year of volunteer work may very well bring attention to your resume and help to distinguish it from another
Explore lifelong values: Volunteer service work and reflection provides ample opportunity to discover the values and issue that are of ultimate importance to one’s future life
Year-long volunteers can defer student loans. Through Americorps, many volunteer placements include a financial education award to be applied to paying loans or future graduate education.
Other post graduation volunteer opportunities include:
For more information about year-long volunteer opportunities, contact Carl Procario-Foley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tiffany DiNome (TDiNome@iona.edu) in the Center for Campus Ministries, at 914-637-2772, or stop by their office located in LaPenta 217.