Alternatives to Military Service
AmeriCorps is your chance to put your ideals into action while learning new skills, making new connections, and earning money to pay for college.
Short-Term Job Adventures, providing opportunities to work, travel, play, learn, help, create, experience and grow in the U.S. or worldwide.
America’s Career InfoNet helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. The Web site features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources.
Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives.
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
LVC is a one-year domestic volunteer service program. It is for people who want to explore their spirituality while working for social justice, living in intentional community with other volunteers, and simplifying their lifestyles.
Outward Bound's wilderness expeditions offer a wide variety of courses and activities that take place in amazing wilderness settings throughout the United States and internationally.
Since its inception in 1996, servenet.org has enabled millions of youth volunteers to connect with local nonprofits to make a difference in communities throughout America.
South Carolina Employment Security Commission
1550 Gadsden Street
P.O. Box 995
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
South Carolina Job Link
A South Carolina JobLink Job Seeker account provides the ability to:
* Conduct a Job Search
* Build an on-line Resume
* Register with your ESC Workforce Center
* Receive emails on new job openings
* Access additional details and Jobseeker services
The site also has a links section to other job banks.
USAJOBS is the official job site of the United States Federal Government.
In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16-24 work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas, learn job skills and serve their communities by building affordable housing, and transform their own lives and roles in society
Youth Volunteer Corps of America
Since 1987 YVC has been engaging 11-18 year olds in structured, supervised service learning projects in and out of school..
The American Friends Service Committee also has periodic volunteer opportunities and Regular Service Opportunities that are operated on an annual basis, such as the AFSC/IMYM Joint Service Projects, Mexico Summer Project 2008, China Summer Work Camp and African Summer Workcamps 2009.
This year, Earthwatch will sponsor over 130 scientific field research projects in 49 countries and 18 American states, making estimated volunteer field grants of $3.7 million.
MIUSA International Exchange Programs
MIUSA has been pioneering short-term international exchange programs in the US and abroad since 1981, and has worked with people with and without disabilities from over 90 countries.
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)
WWOOF is an exchange - In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.
Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.