Domestic Service Opportunities
The following organizations provide service opportunities for individuals and teams of students:
Appalachia Service Project
Breakthrough Greater Boston
Campus Kitchens Project
Congressional Hunger Center
The GO Project
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
MOSTe (Motivating Our Students Through Experience)
Partners for Education at Berea College
Appalachia Service Project is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia. ASP offers transformational volunteer opportunities for adults and youth throughout the year. More than 15,000 volunteers from around the country served with ASP in rural Central Appalachia last year, repairing homes for low-income families.
Our mission at Breakthrough Greater Boston is to inspire excitement for learning, create paths to college and promote careers in education. Breakthrough Greater Boston prepares low-income students for success in college and trains the next generation of urban teachers using a unique Students Teaching Students model. Through our six-year program, students gain a passion for learning and the perseverance and tools to succeed in college and beyond. Breakthrough Greater Boston offers volunteer opportunities in academic support, college preparation, career exploration, teacher support, projects and administration, events, drives, and special skills, and offers internships and AmeriCorps positions.
Launched in 2001, The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) is one of five ventures of DC Central Kitchen. CKP empowers students to create sustainable solutions to food insecurity, food waste, and poverty in their communities. On over 60 university and high school campuses across the country, student leaders transform unused, high-nutrient food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers’ markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need, all while building meaningful leadership skills. Our student leaders go “Beyond the Meal” by implementing community building initiatives that advance our mission of breaking systemic barriers that cause food insecurity, poverty, and food waste.
The Congressional Hunger Center works to make issues of domestic and international hunger a priority to policymakers in the U.S. government, and to raise a new generation of leaders to fight against hunger and poverty.
Through the Zero Hunger Initiative, Bonners will be able to deepen their learning around issues of food security, hunger and poverty and be exposed to ways they can become more effective advocates for promoting policies that address food security and reduce hunger in their campus communities.
The Congressional Hunger Center operates a summer internship program in Washington, DC and a post-graduate fellowship programs, the Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.
The GO Project’s vision is to ensure that all under-resourced families with children who are significantly struggling in New York City public schools have access to coordinated, comprehensive, and effective supplemental resources to ensure their child thrives in school and in life. We achieve our vision through our approach and unique partnership model, which utilize the resources of the community--skilled volunteers, partnerships with independent schools, and engagement of our families--to deliver a highly successful program.
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. IM manifests the strength of shared beliefs through three areas of service to the greater Houston community: Meals on Wheels, Refugee Services, and Interfaith Relations. Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) welcomes individuals as well as corporate, school, faith-based or other volunteer groups to help fulfill our mission.
The mission of MOSTe (Motivating Our Students Through Experience) is to mentor and empower girls from underserved neighborhoods of Los Angeles County to become the next generation of college-educated women. One of the ways MOSTe supports girls is by pairing them with professional female mentors who commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about them, the mentor can help our students develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals. Volunteers can also support MOSTe as event volunteers, workshop speakers, college essay-writing tutors, and by donating in kind skills and support.
The mission of Partners for Education at Berea College is to increase educational outcomes in the children we serve and in rural Appalachian Kentucky. We partner with schools, community organizations and parents to increase proficiency in Math and Reading and to increase high school graduation, college going and college success rates.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. RESULTS volunteers are based all around the country and receive training, support, and inspiration to become skilled advocates. In time, volunteers learn to effectively advise policy makers, guiding them towards decisions that improve access to education, health, and economic opportunity. With every hour of their time, volunteers multiply their impact through the enormous power of advocacy — whether it’s helping change policy to support millions of families putting food on the table or helping raise billions of dollars for the world’s most vulnerable children. Backed by the in-depth research and legislative expertise of staff, RESULTS advocates realize the incredible power they possess to use their voices to change the world.
The mission of Serve901 is to partner college student volunteers with Memphis service organizations to facilitate interpersonal development and a renewed perspective of civic advocacy, interdependence, and respect for diversity through service-learning trips. An opportunity for a break from college—away from the grind of tests, papers, all nighters, and the stress of figuring out life—can tempt many students to plan carefree trips focused entirely on fun. But you’re different. You’re looking for something more than the Panama City Beach trip. You’re looking to give back and contribute to something that matters, and maybe have some fun in the process. We believe that one of the best decisions you can make in your college years is to invest your spring, summer, or winter break in a time of service, learning, and building community.