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.
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.
Civic Engagement Jobs
Summer Positions with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain (includes Greenville-area units)