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These links are intended as jumping off points for your own research. Being listed here does not imply an endorsement by AHEM.


AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.  http://www.americorps.gov/

The Center for Interim Programs, LLC

The Center for Interim Programs is a consulting service that helps young people find meaningful gap year placements. http://www.interimprograms.com/

City Year

City Year brings together young adults from diverse backgrounds for a demanding year of full-time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement. United in their desire to serve, these young leaders invest their talents and energy to solve critical problems in their communities, engage volunteers, and make a positive difference in the lives of others. http://www.cityyear.org/

Dynamy, Inc.

Dynamy's Internship Year accepts young people, ages 17 to 22, from across the country for a nine month long residential program which includes full-time student internships, a wilderness (Outward Bound or Boojum Institute) expedition, individual advising and mentoring, community service, group meetings, and optional college credit seminars through Clark University. http://www.dynamy.org/


Earthwatch Institute engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding an action necessary for a sustainable environment. http://www.earthwatch.org/


eAupair.com is to be used as a tool to match families and aupairs together. http://www.eaupair.com/

Global Crossroad

Global Crossroad offers a variety of placements in 22 different countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America : Volunteer Abroad, Internship Abroad, Mini-Adventure, Group Summer Escapes, and Paid Teaching opportunities.http://www.globalcrossroad.com/

Global Service Corps

Global Service Corps (GSC) is a nonprofit international volunteer organization providing service-learning opportunities for people worldwide to live and work abroad in Thailand and Tanzania. http://www.globalservicecorps.org/

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. http://www.habitat.org/


Helps people volunteer at worthwhile projects in 23 countries; Trains people to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and assists them in finding jobs as far afield as Cambodia, China, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, Poland and Spain.http://www.i-to-i.com/

National Outdoor Leadership School

NOLS, teaches outdoor skills and leadership, offering courses in the world's most spectacular classrooms. http://www.nols.edu

Outward Bound

Delivers adventure in the wilderness, urban centers, workrooms, and classrooms to help others achieve their possibilities and to inspire them to serve others and the world around them.  http://www.outwardbound.org/

The Samaritans

A telephone befriending service in search of nonjudgmental listening and support people. Samariteens is a special part of the service dedicated to assisting teens in despair. This help line is free, confidential and staffed by teenage volunteers who are trained to be compassionate and supportive listeners. Samariteens provides peer support and understanding to those facing the particular challenges of adolescence. Locations: 
Boston/Framingham, MA  http://samaritanshope.org/
Cape Cod http://www.capesamaritans.org/
Fall River http://www.samaritans-fallriver.org/

Sea Education Association

SEA Education Association (SEA) offers college students a study abroad that challenges them intellectually and physically by combining a sailing adventure of a lifetime with the study of the deep ocean.  http://www.sea.edu/

Serve Your World

Guide to volunteer vacations and volunteer work abroad. http://www.serveyourworld.com/

Student Conservation Association

SCA is a nationwide force of high school and college-age volunteers who are committed to protecting and preserving the environment. Through internships, conservation jobs and crew experiences, SCA members are rising to meet today?s environmental challenges while gaining real, hands-on field experience. They complete projects in every conservation discipline?from archaeology to zoology?and everything in between. http://www.thesca.org/

Up With People

Today, through its distinct 22-week program, Up with People students experience personal growth, leadership training, service learning and performing arts as they travel through three continents. For many students, it's a global education that lasts a lifetime; for others, it's a life-transforming experience. http://www.upwithpeople.org/Index.html

Where There Be Dragons

Where There Be Dragons offers students, school groups, adults, and professional educators remarkable learning opportunities through off-the-beaten path, intimate, small group expeditions to Chna, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Tibet, India, Mongolia, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia and Senegal. Trips are rugged, creative, and engaging journeys that combine wilderness exploration, trekking to remote villages, introduction to traditional philosophy and artistic traditions, home-stays, service projects, language training, and cultural studies.http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/