Why service after graduation?
Service offers you the chance to make a real difference in other people's lives and work for justice, as well as help to further your education and define your career goals.
Full-time service opportunities can also allow graduates to:
- Live in a different region of the country
- Develop leadership skills
- Open doors to graduate school
- Discern a career or path in life
- Build lasting friendships with people who share the common interests of service and justice.
Continuing voluntary service can help graduates immerse themselves in their new communities and build upon their service experiences at ECU.
The VSLC offers resources and support to students as they consider service options upon graduation. We welcome students interested to explore our resources on post college service or to simply talk with VSLC staff.
NOTE: Students interested in applying to full time service programs need to apply early—at least by early spring semester of the senior year.
VSLC Graduate Assistant
This position, awarded to a registered graduate student in good standing with the University, will work within the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center to provide administrative and advisory support to VSLC student-led programs, specifically the Campus Kitchen at East Carolina University (CKECU). The Graduate Assistantship is based upon a flexible weekly and weekend schedule of approximately 20 hours per week during the academic semesters. The Associate Director of Student Leadership and Education Programming is the Graduate Assistant's immediate supervisor.
Selected List of Responsibilities:
- Support VSLC student-led programs, specifically the CKECU program, which includes but not limited to: all communication, education/leadership programs, special events, food procurement initiatives, fundraisers, grant opportunities, supplies, supervision of student leaders, etc.
- Collaborate working relationships with all CKECU partner and audiences such as (community partners, Todd Dining Hall/Aramark, professional staff, faculty, businesses, and other external partners) and The Campus Kitchens Project.
- Assist in coverage of the VSLC office/area and events, such as providing professional customer service in addition to or in the place of professional staff members.
- Attend specific CKECU, SIL/Student Affairs conferences and workshops as needed.
- Participate in VSLC activities (marketing and recruitment events, staff meeting, and campus-wide events) as requested and assist VSLC with the implementation of specific VSLC programs and duties (student-led programs, assessment, etc.).
- Maintain a professional, courteous, and knowledgeable demeanor at all times, this includes but is not limited to business dress, professional written and verbal communication skills
AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities
AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation's poorest
urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or
expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of
Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a
specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. In return for
their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance
and limited health benefit options during their service, and have the
option of receiving a Segal
AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend after completing
their service. About 6,500 VISTAs are placed each year in more than 1,200
projects in low-income communities around the country.