Post-Graduate Volunteer Service - Explore Your Future!
Considering a year or more of service beyond graduation? Numerous Xavier graduates leave campus to serve around the corner or around the world each and every year. It is part of our Jesuit mission to not only be "men and women for and with others" during your time on campus, but beyond! Where do your passions meet the worlds most pressing needs?
In most traditional year of service programs, all of your living expenses are covered including health insurance and your loans can be deferred. Many even come with an educational grant upon completion of the year that you can credit toward past or future learning. Don't let financial challenges get in the way of your desire to serve.
- Post-Graduate Service Commitment Survey - have you committed to a year or more of service after graduation? If so, congratulations! Do you mind filling us in on where you're heading and what you'll be doing? We'd like to recognize your commitment at graduation, so thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
- Fr. Graham encourages you to consider a year of service. Click HERE to read!
- Post-Graduate Volunteer Fair - October 30, 2013 from 4-6PM.
The Post-Graduate Volunteer Fair is open to all students considering opportunities in local, domestic, or international service after graduation. Visit with representatives of upwards of 40 organizations - including Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps,Teach for America, and Americorps - to consider possibilities and make contacts. The atmosphere of the Fair is more relaxed than a typical Career Fair, yet respectful dress and resume copies are recommended.
Not sure where to start with your search for Post-Graduate Service opportunities? Consider perusing this matrix of partner organizations that attended the Post-Grad Volunteer Fair in 2011. The CFJ recommends these partners, so start reaching out to those that draw you in!
- One-on-One Meetings
Not sure where to begin in your search for service beyond Xavier? Set up an appointment with Molly Robertshaw. Molly is a year-of-service alumnus (Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (03-04) and is excited to walk with you through the process in whatever way you need.
- Helpful Links:
RESPONSE Directory Online - great online search tool to begin to narrow down the possibilities
Americorps - 1,000s of opportunities available through this national program
Stanford Fellowship, Internship, and Service Program Database - a great resource
ND Center for Social Concerns - includes domestic, international, secular, and religious opportunities
Service Leader - where the study and practice of volunteerism meet
Volunteer.gov - America's natural and cultural resources volunteer portal