Volunteer, Summer, Overseas Opportunities


Catholic Network of Volunteer Service - Includes organizations such as Christian Appalachian Project, FrancisCorps, Marist Volunteer Program
Jesuit Volunteer Corps - The largest Catholic lay volunteer program in the country.
Proliteracy Worldwide
Teach for America
- Americorps program where recent college graduates commit 2 years to teach in urban and rural public Schools.
TNTP Teaching Fellows Program (The New Teacher Project is now in 25 cities)
University Consortium for Catholic Education - 2 year program; 14 locations throughout the United States.

  • Also, schedule an appointment to meet with Cathy Seymour, Campus Ministry Office. She can provide you with information about religiously affiliated long-term volunteer opportunities.


    Council Exchanges(CIEE) - A non-profit organization that has been a world-leader in language learning and cultural exchange services for 52 years. Information includes a Work Abroad Program, International Volunteer Projects, and a Teach in China Program.
    Department of Defense Education Activity
    ESL Cafe
    - Large list of English as a second language teaching jobs all over the world.
    ESL and EFL Job Opportunities and English Employment Sites and Resources
    FootprintsRecruiting.com - ESL teacher placement abroad
    Guide to Getting a Teaching Job Overseas
    International Volunteer Programs Association - Search for international volunteer and internship opportunities.
    The JET Programme - The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
    Peace Corps
    Projects Abroad
    Riley Guide – International Jobs
    Teach Abroad
    Teaching in International Schools Overseas
    U.S. Department of State Overseas Schools & Teaching Overseas
    WorldTeach - A non-profit, non-governmental organization based at the Center for International Development @ Harvard University.  This program provides the opportunity to live and work as a volunteer teacher in developing countries.


    American Camp Association – Year round and summer camp positions
    Benchmark School - a not-for-profit independent school in the Philadelphia area
    Breakthroughcollaborative(formerly Summerbridge National) - A program for academically motivated elementary and middle school students with limited opportunities. Over 30 sites including LehighValley, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Locust Valley, Long Island, NY; New York, NY; Washington, DC.
    Bright Horizons- Nationwide child care centers.
    Camp AmeriKids - for children with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.
    MySummers.com - This organization also offers summer opportunities abroad.
    Camp Pocono Trails -  A weight loss camp in the Poconos
    College Settlement Camp and Kuhn Day Camp - Philadelphia area camps for economically needy children  Click on "Summer Employment".
    ESF Summer Camps

    Explorations in Travel, Inc.
    - Unique travel adventures. Includes volunteer placements in Latin America and the South Pacific.
    The Fresh Air Fund
    Frost Valley YMCA - An inclusive camping program for children with developmental disabilities in the Catskill Mountains of New York state.
    Future Stars Camps - Locations in the Philadelphia area
    The Goddard Schools for Early Childhood Development - 65 child care centers located in 9 states. Summer programs are available for children through the age of 10.  There is an on-line application form by location.
    The Center for Talented Youth at Johns HopkinsUniversity - A national university based program that promotes the academic ability of children and youth throughout the world.  Provides summer job opportunities at various locations.
    The Living Classrooms Foundation - A non-profit educational organization that provides hands on learning programs and job training for young people, with an emphasis on disadvantaged and at-risk youth.
    Long Island New York Association of Private Schools and Day Camps
    National Institute for People with Disabilities
    - This is a not-for-profit health and human service agency that provides services to people with developmental disabilities throughout nine counties in the NYC metropolitan area and at specific sites within New Jersey.
    Operation Smile - A private, not-for-profit volunteer medical services organization providing reconstructive surgery and related health care to indigent children and young adults in developing countries and the United States.
    Outward Bound -  A non-profit educational organization that offers unique programs in schools and centers in the USA and abroad.
    PA Lions Beacon Lodge - Residential summer camp for adults and children who are blind/visually impaired, deaf/hearing impaired, and/or physically and mentally challenged.
    Troops to Teachers
    - Federal program designed to place experienced former military personnel as teachers in school districts which serve high concentrations of low-income families.
    Vision Quest
    - A positive direction in treating troubled youth in America. All Vision Quest year-round schools are approved by the applicable State Department of Education.
    Walt Disney World Co. - Search for employment
    Wyoming Seminary
    This private school in Kingston, PA offers summer positions for ESL teachers, Teaching Internships, and summer middle school and high school teaching positions.

    Cancellation/Deferment Loan Options for Teachers - This site is maintained by the  
    United Stated Department of Education.  You can screen their database for schools that are involved in these loan cancellation and deferment programs.