Postgraduate Service Opportunities

Postgraduate Service Programs

Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN)

Search CVN's database of 180 domestic and international faith-based volunteer and lay mission programs.  Use multiple search preferences to hone in on programs of interest.  All faith-based; not all Catholic.


  1. AmeriCorps State and National supports a wide range of local service programs to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
  2. AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.


Use Idealist to identify volunteer opportunities as well as other social impact options:  jobs, internships, action opportunities. Thousands of postings worldwide. Lots of great resources available here as well: job search advice, organization information, blogs, profiles.

Below is a list of organizations that have recruited Notre Dame graduates during the last three years.


Event Date
Postgrad Service Visit: Precious Blood Volunteers 03/21/2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Postgraduate Service Opportunities

Title Overview Commitment
A Simple House of Sts. Francis and Alphonsus Our work involves befriending the poor and coming to know them on a personal level. By going out... 10 months, beginning August 1.
Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) Chicago AUSL is a nonprofit school management organization that transforms educational outcomes for... 12 months
Academy Prep Education Centers Academy Prep Education Centers offer a tuition-free, independent learning environment for middle-... 12 months
Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) The Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) is a two-year service program offering college graduates... 24 months, including summers
Amate House Amate House is located exclusively in Chicago and offers a wide variety of service placements...
Amigos de Jesus Amigos de Jesus is not a volunteer program- we are a children's home with volunteers. It is... 13 months, summer camp June-August
Andre House of Arizona Andre House is a ministry of hospitality which blends the traditions of the Catholic Worker and the... 12 months. Option for 2nd year.
Annunciation House Our volunteers live and work in houses of hospitality where we accompany the poorest of the poor in... 1 year or longer, summer internships available
Augustinian Volunteers Augustinian Volunteers are young men and women who serve with established educational, social, and... 10 months domestic / 11 months international
Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry, sponsored by the Sisters of Bon Secours, provides the opportunity... 12 months
Boston College Urban Catholic Teacher Corps UCTC is a two-year post-graduate volunteer teaching program founded on the core values of teaching... 24 months
Cap Corps East The Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps (Cap Corps) offers men and women the opportunity to work in... 12 months domestic / 24 months international
Cap Corps Midwest The Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps Midwest is an intentional community of full-time volunteers... 12 months
Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) is a national membership organization of Christian volunteer and... 2 months or 12-36 months
Change a Heart Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program is a 12-month service experience that empowers young... 12 months
Christ the King Service Corps CKSC is a parish-based and neighborhood-led gap year program, created by the people of Detroit for... 1 year
Christian Appalachian Project Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) is an interdenominational, non-profit Christian organization... 3 weeks-12 months
Christians for Peace in El Salvador CRISPAZ is a faith-based organization dedicated to building bridges of solidarity between the... 18 months for long-term; summer internships
City Year City Year works to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students... 11 months
Colorado Vincentian Volunteers CVV invites young adults into a process of companionship with those who are poor in the spirit of... Varies