Peace Corps is all about Volunteer experience. The types of work Volunteers do, the countries in which they serve, a step-by-step guide to the application process and details about how Volunteers live can be found here.
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve through more than 2,100 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations. They tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, and help communities respond to disasters.
Earthwatch Institute is an international, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote sustainable conservation of our natural resources by creating partnerships between scientists, educators and the general public. Volunteer field opportunities are available.
National Outdoor Leadership School is a leader in wilderness education. This organization teaches outdoor skills and leadership through wilderness courses including the Professional Training Institute and the Wilderness Medicine Institute. Employment and volunteer opportunities available.
The Center for Interim Programs provides opportunities for high school graduates to explore different areas of interest via a personally tailored, experienced based format. Included is a database of over 4000 options worldwide including: internships, apprenticeships, volunteer work, academic study programs, and language courses.
Habitat for Humanity, International is anon-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world. Volunteers needed to help construct decent, affordable houses in partnership with those in need of adequate shelter. The website includes an Affiliate Search Engine for volunteer opportunities in Milwaukee.
American Field Service Intercultural Programs is a non-profit organization dedicated to intercultural education exchange. Here are opportunities to travel worldwide.
Outward Bound is a skill-based program offering wilderness courses with an emphasis on environmental stewardship and leadership development. Opportunities include Mountaineering, Canoeing, Biking, Rock Climbing, Rafting and more.
Interlochen Bridge Year Program is located in New Hampshire. Innovative program designed to provide high school graduates with an exciting alternative to entering college immediately following high school. The program focuses on career exploration, wilderness adventures, cross-cultural immersion and experiential education.