Post-Graduate Service at Fairfield University
Non-Profit Career Fair
Thursday, November 13, 2014
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Barone Campus Center Oak Room
Have you ever thought about doing service after graduation?
If you're like most Fairfield University students, you've spent some time volunteering with either the local, domestic, or international communities. Maybe you've thought about volunteering after graduation while engaged in one of those service experiences, or maybe you have a cousin, sibling, or friend that's joined the Peace Corps or the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
If the idea of doing service after graduation has crossed your mind before, or if it interests you now, you should know that Fairfield University has a proud tradition of students serving in many different volunteer agencies after graduation, both in the United States, and throughout the world.
Is it really for me? Understandably, post-graduate service isn't for everyone. Because you have student loans or would like to get a job someday doesn't mean that engaging in post-graduate service isn't an option for you. There are many ways you can serve after graduation, some of which may even help you pay your student loans, or help you get that job you want!
So, if you're motivated by a desire to help others, to learn more about yourself and the world in which you live, and make a difference in the world, post-graduate service might be for you. We encourage you to spend some time on this website and take advantage of the resources and links listed here. Please check back frequently for new information, and for updates to our upcoming events section. We look forward to talking with you and seeing you at our events!
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.
You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve...
You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Post-Graduate Service Organization Information
If you're interested in learning more about many of the organizations that offer opportunities for post-graduate service directly, please visit the sites listed below.
- Amate House
- Associate Missionaries of the Assumption
- Augustinian Volunteers
- Border Servant Corps
- Cabrini Mission Corps
- Catholic Volunteers in Florida
- Christ House
- Christian Appalachian Project
- City Year
- Colorado Vincentian Volunteers
- Dominican Volunteers USA
- Franciscan Volunteer Ministry
- Good Shepard Volunteers
- Jesuit Volunteer Corps
- JVC Northwest
- Lasallian Volunteers
- Maryknoll China Service Project
- Mercy Corps
- Mother Caroline Academy
- National Farm Workers Service Center
- Nativity School of Worcester
- Passionist Volunteers International
- Peace Corps
- Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT)
- Providence Volunteer Ministry
- Redeemer Ministry Corps
- Student Partnerships Worldwide
- Teach For America
- Voluntarios de la Esperanza (VEGlobal)
- World Teach
Post-Graduate Service Resources
- A directory of more than 100 volunteer programs, which need volunteers to work in education, community outreach, campus ministry, advocacy, construction, medicine, homeless ministry, ministry to the elderly, the sick and the poor.
- These are mostly faith-based programs. (While the majority of them are Catholic in regards to how they were founded, they do not inappropriately proselytize, and students who are non-religious often have positive experiences serving with them.)
- Includes many short- and long-term volunteer opportunities, including quite a few that are not found on other databases (some of these require that participants pay a fee up front).
- From Notre Dame's Center for Social Concerns
- Also includes a listing of Catholic Network of Volunteer Service Member Programs That Offer Americorps Education Awards.