AmeriCorps, Peace Corps & Other Service Opportunities
As you prepare to launch your career, these service programs can help you build key skills and expand your professional network—all while making a positive impact.
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. These opportunities span a wide range of program areas, including:
- Environmental conservation
- Public health
- Disaster response
- Economic empowerment
Volunteers earn a living stipend and Education Award, which can be used towards student loans or future educational expenses. AmeriCorps offers both seasonal opportunities (typically in the summer) and year-long programs.
Western’s graduates have a long history of serving in the Peace Corps. Volunteers serve in more than 60 countries, partnering with local communities on grassroots-driven projects in:
- Community economic development
- Health, environment
- Youth development
WWU has a dedicated campus recruiter who can support you in learning more about volunteering with the Peace Corps, the benefits of service, and the application process.
Green Corps hosts participants in this year-long environmental organizing program gain hands-on experience working on campaigns around the country. Organizing and advocacy training is included!