Volunteering is a great way to gain hands on experience and exposure to an occupation or career field, while also feeling good about giving back to your community.
There are endless ways that students can pursue volunteer opportunities. You can talk with people you already know who are involved with local organizations that may need assistance. You can also identify organizations that match your values and interests and reach out to them to inquire about possible volunteer roles. Additional resources for searching for volunteer opportunities are listed below.
Volunteer Search Resources
Many students are also interested in post-graduate service opportunities which allow students a year or two to perform service roles in a variety of career capacities, locally, nationally, or internationally. Students may pursue "gap year" experiences to give them extra time to explore options and develop skills before heading to graduate school or entering the work force.
Post-Graduate Service & Gap Year Resources