AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (BBBSHR) is a nonprofit agency serving at-risk youth in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Our mission is to make a positive, measurable difference in the lives of children by promoting self-esteem, expanding awareness of life's opportunities, and providing education, guidance, and support through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. We are seeking an Americorps*VISTA Volunteer to provide enrollment and match support for our Mentoring Children of Prisoners program, an initiative that pairs children of prisoners with caring adult mentors.

Boys Hope Girls Hope
BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE is a privately funded, non-profit, non-denominational organization that quite literally "saves life at a time." The program provides at-risk, yet academically capable, children across the country with a stable home, positive parenting, high quality education, and support needed to reach their full potential.

Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

Campus Compact
Campus Compact is a coalition of college and university presidents committed to helping students develop the values and skills of citizenship through participation in public and community service. It is the only national higher education organization whose primary purpose is to support campus-based public and community service.

Children's Defense Fund
Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a national nonprofit organization that exists to provide a strong and effective voice for all children of America, who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves.


Close-up Foundation
The Close-Up Foundation is a non-partisan citizenship organization providing weeklong civic education programs in Washington, D.C.

Earth Work
Earth Work "to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land."

Echoing Green
Echoing Green is a non-profit Foundation that offers full-time Fellowships to emerging social entrepreneurs. Our Foundation applies a venture capital approach to philanthropy by providing seed money and technical support to individuals creating innovative public service projects that seek to catalyze positive social change.

Girl Scouts of America
What is Girl Scouts of the America? We are the world's largest organization for girls — just for girls. We serve over 2.7 million of them around the globe through a program of five levels that span ages 5 to 17.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our mission is to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. We have more than 1,400 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, we have helped 6.8 million people improve their living conditions since our founding in 1976

The Literacy Lab
The Literacy Lab is a non-profit organization providing low-income children individualized reading instruction in order to improve their literacy, leading to greater success in school and increased opportunities in life.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. We are the largest wish-granting organization in the world, with 81 chapters in the United States and its territories, and 22 international affiliates on five continents.

National 4 - H Council
National 4-H Council's mission is to advance the 4-H youth development movement to build a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change. Council partners with 4-H at all levels—national, state and local.

National Coalition for the Homeless
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national advocacy network of homeless persons, activists, service providers, and others committed to ending homelessness through public education, policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, and technical assistance.

National Crime Prevention Council
National Crime Prevention Council's (NCPC) Mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.

National Research Council
The National Research Council Fellowship Program was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of further knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the National Research Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The National Research Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bruce M. Alberts is the chairman of the National Research Council.

National Society for Experiential Education
The National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is a membership association committed to all forms of experiential learning -- whether they happen in the classroom, workplace, or community. NSEE is a strong advocate of partnerships that contribute to more dynamic classrooms, a stronger workforce, and thriving communities. We offer our members ongoing professional development which includes an annual conference; cutting-edge publications and research on all forms of experiential learning; and access to their colleagues from around the world.

National Wildlife Federation
For more than sixty years, the National Wildlife Federation has been a leader in environmental education, reaching out to the communities where children and adults live, work and play. Explore NWF's educational pathways to understanding, appreciating and safeguarding the natural world

Peace Corps
As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service; at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences and a global outlook that enriches the lives of those around them

Peace Maker Training Institute
Peace Maker Training Institute exists to help young people become more effective peace and justice activists.

Public Interest Research Group
Each state Public Interest Research Group is independent and locally based. The State PIRGs work together nationally to share ideas and resources and cooperate on regional and national issues.

Red Cross
Be a Red Cross volunteer! Helping others feels good, and helps you feel good about yourself. Your local Red Cross can work with you to provide rewarding experiences, opportunities to utilize your talents, or provide training to help you serve your community.

"Doing The Most Good." In these four words, our mission - to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care. To rebuild broken homes and broken lives. By walking with the addicted, we can lead them to recovery. In fighting hunger and poverty, we can feed and nurture the spirit. And, in living and sharing the Christian Gospel by meeting tangible needs, we give the world a lasting display of the love behind our beliefs.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in communities across the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children's programs. Our work is funded through kettle donations, corporate contributions, and the sale of goods donated to our Salvation Army Family Stores. Eighty-two cents of every dollar we spend supports our various missions across the country. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are deductible for Federal Income Tax Purposes to the extent permitted under Section 170(b)(2) for corporations.

Teach for America
Teach for America national corps of outstanding and diverse recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Since 1990, we have focused the leadership and passion of some of our nation's most talented graduating seniors on expanding educational opportunity for our nation's most disadvantaged students. During their two-year commitments, corps members have a powerful impact on their students' lives and on the schools in which they teach. After their two years, Teach For America alumni bring their unique perspective and experience to every sector of professional life, where they remain lifelong advocates for making an excellent education available to all children. This is a paid position and corps members receive full health benefits. For more information contact An Mina,

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