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About Postgraduate Service

Postgraduate service is a unique opportunity for people to be engaged in a reality that is often overlooked by mainstream society. By living simply and intentionally in community, reflecting on issues of faith and justice and sharing their skills full-time at a service site, they open themselves up to be transformed by the love, joy, challenges and sorrows of humanity.

Take a look at the links below and in the left column to learn more about postgraduate service and the opportunities available to you. If you'd like to talk with someone on campus, call (574) 631-5779 or e-mail

General Overview Power Point presentation (courtesy of CNVS task force).

AmeriCorps Award
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.

Dooley Award and Blankenstein Fellowship

The Notre Dame Alumni Club of St. Joseph Valley and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, in cooperation with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, announce two postgraduate service projects that provide Notre Dame pre-medical graduates with the opportunity to explore the field of primary care medicine at either the Sister Maura Brannick Health Center or the Family Medicine Residency Center. These yearlong health ministries have been designed to instill in the recipients the core values of unconditional service, respect for the dignity of all people, and social justice that were exemplified by two of Notre Dame’s finest graduates, Dr. Thomas A. Dooley and Dr. Volker Blankenstein.

Loan Deferment
Information on defering student loan payments while performing postgraduate service. Contact your lender for specific information.

Postgraduate Service Fair
Representatives from 70 plus service programs attend the Postgraduate Service Fair held on Notre Dame's campus in October.

Student Reflections
Read reflections from those who have returned from postgraduate service.


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