Service Opportunities/Volunteering

Service + Volunteering Opportunities

Unless otherwise noted, the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) does not administer or sponsor the programs listed on its website. The content of these pages are merely a guide for current undergraduate and professional school students at UIC. Deadlines are subject to change without notice, and for questions or contact information, please refer to the website that the short description is linked to. This webpage also does not represent an exhaustive list of awards in this area.

AmeriCorps AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.
Bard College The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life. Through its educational endeavors in the United States and abroad, CCE demonstrates a firm conviction that institutions of higher education can and should operate in the public interest.
Community Career Center
Cool Works
Coro Fellows Program CoolWorks.com believes in the transformational power of seasonal and career Jobs In Great Places. As a niche job board, Cool Works' mission is to connect adventurous job seekers with employers and one another. Lives are changed because of what we do, and we work passionately to offer inspiration, resources and encouragement.
GiveSpot.com GiveSpot.com is a free volunteer and philanthropy resource center that makes it easy to find ways to make a difference in your community and around the world. Sites featured on GiveSpot.com are hand-selected by our editors for their quality, content and utility.
Good Works GOOD WORKS is a national directory of social change organizations and is the first directory to present alternatives to traditional corporate employment. This directory, now in its fifth edition, lists the aims and projects of over 1000 organizations and provides background information on contacts, starting salaries and benefits, types of staff openings, available internships, annual budget and funding sources, and the application process. It also profiles individuals who are building public interest careers.
Idealist.org
Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with opportunities for action and collaboration.

Indicorps Indicorps is a non-partisan, non-religious, non-profit organization with its India operations based out of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Indicorps’ objectives are multifold: providing Indians from all over the world with a channel to reconnect with India and with the means to contribute to its development, while fostering a new generation of socially-conscious global leaders.
Peace Corps As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.
PolitiCorps PolitiCorps is an intensive ten week political organizing and leadership development bootcamp (whew, what a mouthful). If you’re a college junior, senior or recent graduate (aged 20-24) dedicated to public interest and political process, you are eligible for the Fellowship. PolitiCorps focuses on training young leaders who are ready to commit themselves full time to working in public service
Princeton in Africa Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.
Princeton in Asia Founded in 1898, Princeton in Asia (PiA) has been building bridges between the U.S. and Asia for over a century. PiA’s original mission is as meaningful and urgent today as it was 116 years ago. The need to educate Americans about Asia and to help Asian communities better understand the United States has never been higher.
Princeton in Latin America PiLA was established in 2002 by an enthusiastic group of Princeton students, alumni, staff, and faculty as an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening in the Americas the fulfillment of the University's motto, "Princeton in the nation's service, and in the service of all nations." PiLA offers service experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean to match outstanding recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities with partner NGO and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects throughout the region.
Teach for America Teach For America recruits recent college graduates and professionals to teach for two years in urban and rural communities throughout the United States. The goal of Teach For America is for its corps members to make both a short-term and long-term impact by leading their students to reach their full potential and becoming lifelong leaders for educational equity. Corps members do not have to be certified teachers, although certified teachers may apply.
Volunteers for Peace Volunteers For Peace (VFP) organizes, promotes and supports voluntary service opportunities in the USA and abroad as an effective means of intercultural education, service learning, and community development.
VFP empowers host communities to work cooperatively for environmental sustainability, social justice, and peace.
VFP provides opportunities for volunteers to develop leadership skills and global connections. We advocate for civic engagement and encourage volunteers to apply their new skills as citizen diplomats, community activists and global leaders.