Year of Service


2015 Year of Service Fair

Don't miss out on this opportunity to network with dozens of organizations such as Teach For America, Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and more! 

Thursday, October 29th
Center for Global Citizenship

The Year of Service Fair is sponsored by Campus Ministry, Career Services, and the Center for Service and Community Engagement.


Did you know that 72 members of last year's graduating class are currently doing a Year of Service?

At Saint Louis University, we strive to make each and every student live out our mission of being "men and women for others" while they are here. But what about when you leave this campus? Have you ever thought about taking a year (or two!) off after graduation to serve others in need across our country and the world?

Schedule a meeting today with Bobby Wassel in the Center for Global Citizenship 130D to discuss the many options available, and what program makes the most sense for you.  Or check out just a few of the many options that will allow you to spend time after graduation helping others:

  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Program where students can volunteer for 1-2 years, either domestically or internationally.   Live in community with other JVC volunteers; room, board, health insurance and a monthly stipend provided.
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest: Similar to JVC, this program takes places specifically in the northwest region of the country, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho, with both rural and urban experiences offered. 
  • Americorps: Program where students volunteer for 1 year domestically.  Live individually and receive modest living allowance, as well as education award.
  • Peace Corps: Program where students volunteer for 2 years internationally.  Room, board, health insurance and a monthly stipend provided. 
  • Teach For America: Program where students volunteer to teach in a high-need public school for two years.  Salary and health insurance provided, as well as education award upon completion of service.
  • Alum Service Corps (ASC): Sponsored by the Jesuits of the Missouri Province, ASC volunteers commit a year of service teaching in a Jesuit middle or high school in Denver, Kansas City or St. Louis. The program offers retreats, housing, health insurance, stipend, community car, and close ties to the school's Jesuit community.

For information on these or other programs, contact Bobby Wassel at 977-2041.

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