As a FoodCorps service member, you’ll teach kids to grow, cook, and love the nourishing foods that celebrate their cultures and communities—and help schools serve more of those foods, too. FoodCorps recruits talented leaders into full-time, paid public service, where they grow healthy school food environments in diverse communities through hands-on, experiential food education. Service […]
BBF Family Services
The mission of the BBF Family Services (BBF is to improve the quality of life for North Lawndale youth and their families by providing safe, stable, and nurturing experiences that enhance their emotional, social, academic, and career development.
VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for […]
United We Serve
A nationwide service initiative to help meet the growing social needs resulting from the struggling economic climate. The initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own “do-it-yourself” projects. Serve.gov offers an online resource for finding volunteer opportunities in your […]
As an international non-profit organization, United Planet (UP) strives to create a world in which all people understand, respect, and support one another. United Planet’s global network of leaders and volunteers fosters cross-cultural understanding and addresses shared challenges to unite the world in a community beyond borders. The underlying principle of our programs is the […]
Job search website that posts jobs in the non profit sector.
Provides international volunteer opportunities.
American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
Red Cross offers youth volunteer and training opportunities. Classes in CPR, First Aid, Aquatics, Professional Rescuers, Caregiving, Pet First Aid, and Emergency Preparedness Presentations.
Jobs in Sports
This is an online database with jobs in sports. They have been around since about 2000. They work with more than 4,500 sports employers. They have a database full of sports jobs and sports internships in every part of the country.
National Runaway Switchboard
Offers fee based training for individuals interested helping keep American runaways and at risk youth safe and off the street. Individuals in training must pay for class fees and travel expenses. Utilizes a Solution-Focuses Crisis Intervention Model to support youth, runaway prevention, case management, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. In Chicago Crisis Line […]
Jumpstart is working toward the day when every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Jumpstart partners highly trained college students with low-income preschool children in a mentoring relationship for an entire school year. Jumpstart’s curriculum focuses on building language and literacy skills in preschool children so that they can enter school aged programs […]
Washburne Culinary School
Basic certification program held part-time evenings. Associate degree programs M-R 8am-2pm. Parrot Cage restaurant.
Small Business Administration
Aid, counsel, assist and protect interests of small business. Counseling and training resources. Startup kit. Information on financing.
Provide paid apprenticeships and job training for various careers. Requires a HS diploma or GED.
Courses in healthcare and IT
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to: stay in school to recognize business opportunities to plan for successful futures.
This is a post high school training program in computer technology. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. The program is particularly geared to young people that have overcome adversity in their life. Using project-based learning, participants work in teams on a range of projects during this intensive training course and two year […]
Greater West Town Project
Youth education and career development programs. West Town Academy – Alternative high school. Youth mentoring and employment service. Provide job training in two areas: 1. Woodworking and solid surface manufacturing 2. Shipping and Receiving Both training centers are at the location above.
French Pastry School
3 main programs: 1)L’Art de Patisserie – full time, 24 week pastry and baking certificate program. 2) L’Art du Gateau – full time, 16 week professional cake baking and decorating program. 3) Continuing Ed courses – 3 to 5 day long classes year round.
Flight Attendant Facts
This website provides information about what a flight attendant is and what kind of life and career could a person like you have as a flight attendant.Get the facts about becoming a flight attendant along with the best and the worst in the airline industry. Get the information directly from internal source who live it […]
Provide trainings to educators and youth regarding entrepreneurial skills. “We achieve this through: Instructor Training Direct Instructional Services Business Development Services Financial Literacy & Asset Building Programs Curriculum Resources Program Design Support”
CISCO Education-to- Careers
CISCO provides students with a complete look at all aspects of careers in the construction industry. Ground Breakers gives students the information they need to choose a career wisely. The program consists of four parts: 1) A construction industry overview; 2) Choosing a trade to focus on; 3) Touring an apprenticeship program related to the […]
Chicago Women in Trades
Supports and trains women in high-skilled, high wage, non-traditional careers. Training and advocacy for women in the trades. Information sessions on regular basics that shows people how to get into the trades.
Ecela Spanish Schools
Travel, study, and volunteer in SOuth America. Join a group of other forward-thinking recent graduates for three months of Spanish immersion plus one month service project in Argentina, Chile and Peru.
Carpe Diem Education
Carpe Diem’s study abroad programs are designed to safely challenge every student. Through service, travel, community and cultural exchange, our students
Cactus gap year programs combine language, tuition, travel and practical training, allowing you to turn your once-in-a-lifetime experience into lifelong skills. Programs are quality checked, and can be customized to suit your aims and interests. Locations: Spain, Argentina, Costa Rica, United States, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Aspire by API: Gap Year Abroad Programs
Aspire by API provides comprehensive gap year abroad (France, Ireland, Spain) programs for recent high school graduates. Our language and cultural immersion programs provide students with opportunities to learn and develop global skills in an exciting, enriching and safe setting.
Adventures Cross- Country￼
Adventure/leadership trips for young people. Teamwork, personal growth. Innovative trips – they change every year. Group students by age whenever possible. Community service credit. Trips are all over the world, US and Canada.
Hyde School Postgraduate Year
Along with traditional educational offerings such as academics, athletics, and the arts, Hyde School provides students with experiences that will guide, shape, and transform the way they view themselves and their families. Since its founding, Hyde School has been centered on the premise that character, attitude and effort will lead to academic excellence, significant achievement […]
Medical School Scholarship Program, Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba
Medical training in Cuba. The courses are taught in Spanish. Six year program including one year rotating internship. Requirements: under 30 years old, us citizen, proficiency in college level science, one year biology, one year inorganic chemistry with lab, one year organic chemistry with lab, one year physics. Persons of color and/or low income are […]
Schuler Scholar Program (Americorps)
The Schuler Scholar Program, through enrichment and academic programs, guidance, and scholarships, prepares high potential students to succeed at selective colleges. We believe that if high potential but vulnerable students have access to academic and enrichment programs while in high school, are well informed of college options, receive support from family, friends, teachers and mentors, […]
Worsham College of Mortuary Science
Careers in the funeral services industry are challenging. Finding success requires a variety of proven skills and industry knowledge. At Worsham, they train their students with all the hard skills and industry knowledge necessary to be successful in funeral service. During your year, you will learn: – Certification of crematory operations of CANA– National Funeral […]
Chicago Actors Studio
Provide workshops and 1 on 1 training for stage and film acting. This well-known accredited and acclaimed training program is second to none, incorporating all the necessary skills that an actor must acquire to achieve & ensure a successful career. This includes skills such as scene study, character development, script analysis, voice & diction, monologues, […]
Chicago School of Violin Making
The program’s focus is on construction of instruments in the violin family. A minimum of seven instruments are built in the three years; of these, three must be violins and one must be a viola. The remaining three instruments are the student’s choice, with instructor approval. The building of a cello is optional. Previous playing […]
Hebron Academy Postgraduate Year
Hebron has been an inclusive and caring educational community that values individuality and respects differences. Students are taught the liberal arts and sciences and educated to revere life and respect and honor individuality.
Provides scholarships to low-income Chicago students to attend private high schools. The chance to attend a private (and academically better) high school greatly improves the student’s chances of getting into college and being prepared for college. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to enable its students to attend and succeed […]
Seamester offers a range of unique educational adventures where our students live full-time aboard either S/Y Ocean Star or S/Y Argo sailing from country to country. The shipboard educational programs are highly experiential and college-level accredited.
Semester at Sea
Do more, learn more, and go farther with Semester at Sea. Experience 7 – 12 countries in one global semester with transferable credit from the University of Virginia. Build global skills with preparation that stands out like nothing else on your resume.
Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms
WWOOF-USA is an organization that facilitates volunteering on organic farms. The program is available to anyone 18 years of age or older. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an urbanite, professional, student, family, farmers, gardener, or someone who has never touched soil; you’re all welcome. WWOOF-USA publishes a directory of farms engaged in sustainable agriculture practices […]
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is the perfect place to do what you’re wanting to do – escape, make new friends, learn new skills or help teach some that you already know, run away from home or learn more responsibility for a better future.
American Conservation Experience
The American Conservation Experience is a nonprofit conservation corps offering opportunities for eco-minded American and international volunteers who want to make a meaningful difference in the world.
Green Corps Chicago
“We offer horticultural instruction, plant materials and technical assistance to organizations who garden in a public space – including schools, faith institutions, libraries, public housing communities and block clubs. We also provide a green jobs training program for qualified individuals.”
Illinois Solar Energy Association
The Illinois Solar Energy Association is a non-profit organization that promotes the widespread application of renewable energy through education and advocacy. As the Illinois chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, we are the local resource for educational classes, events, renewable energy related policy developments, local news and access to local renewable energy vendors.
Provide outdoor oriented courses for youth and “at-risk” youth and families.
This organization is dedicated to sharing the outdoors with others by offering an extensive list of canoe, kayak, hiking, horsepack, and dogsled trips throughout North America. Each year there are 250 events that serve 9000 people! Hosts a variety of nationwide programs that include seasonal jobs, internships, and volunteering. They also offer training courses throughout […]
Youth For Understanding USA
Youth for Understanding (YFU) is a non-profit international educational organization with programs in 64 countries. YFU is an exchange program. Young people that are accepted into the program are placed with a host family in another country.
Thinking Beyond Borders
Provide a number of different Gap Year and/or Gap Semester Programs that emphasize proactive change. Curriculum components: development theory and practice, natural resources and the environment, education and economic growth, sustainable agriculture, HIV/Aids and public health, social change, presentations of learning. @thinkingbeyondborders
Short and long term volunteer programs all over the world – about 40 different countries. Over the past decade, United Planet has brought together thousands of people all over the world in the effort to build cross-cultural understanding and provide vital services to communities in need. Our guiding principle is that relationships are the building […]
VIP Backpackers is an independent backpacker accommodation network with over 1,200 hotels across 80+ countries. The goal is to network all these resources so that members can enjoy discounts as well as get referrals for quality organizations.
Where There Be Dragons
Learning adventures in the developing world. Since 1993, WTBD has pioneered unparalleled small-group learning adventures in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Through off-the-beaten-path travel, home-stays, language study, serve and remote wilderness exploration, Dragons provides an honest and authentic survey of culture, landscape and development issues in the world’s most intriguing locales.
Offers volunteer and job opportunities abroad for bilingual and English speaking students. Gain authentic cultural experiences with volunteer opportunities ranging from conservation, community development, and education.
The Road Less Traveled
The Road Less Traveled leads trips abroad to strengthen leadership skills, language skills and outdoor skills; as well as partake in service learning and cultural emersion. There are also internships available to those that fit the qualifications. In order to qualify, one must take a Wilderness First Responder course. However, if students choose to take […]
The Elephant Sanctuary
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, founded in 1995, is the nation’s largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered elephants. It operates on 2,700 acres in Tennessee – 85 miles southwest of Nashville. Accepts applications for six-week internships. The intern positions are not paid positions. However, housing is provided. Particularly applicable for students considering a future […]
Provides scholarships for travel opportunities for low-income Chicago area HS students on the basis that travel can be a life-changing learning experience.
Global Routes is a pioneer in the world of value-driven, experiential-based, international programming. Since 1986 they have partnered with over 10,000 volunteers throughout Bali, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Guadeloupe, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, St. Lucia, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, US, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. They have high school summers, […]
Volunteer Transportation Network
A volunteer service that connects volunteer drivers with veterans who seek services from the VA. The Volunteer Transportation Network is a volunteer service that serves our nations veterans.
Volunteers teach in developing countries; mostly English but sometimes math, science, computer skills or HIV/AIDS awareness. For year-long programs volunteers much have a bachelor’s degree. Summer program volunteers do not need to have a college degree but must be at least 18 years of age. World Teach programs are open to native speakers of English; […]
One Summer Chicago
One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions,community-based organizations and companies to offeremployment and internship opportunitiesto youth and young adults ages 14 to 24
Short-term job opportunities around the world, acquire new skills through a combination of structured and practical training under the guidance of mentors.
Prevention Force Family Center, Inc.
PFFC’s mission is to create an environment where individuals are self-sufficient, responsible and productive residents of the community. Their primary goal is to provide the necessary programs and services that help low-income individuals and families become self-sufficient.
After School Matters
Offers teens innovative out-of-school activities. Partnered with the City of Chicago, CPS, Chicago Public Library and Chicago Park District. Variety of activities that all help develop job skills.
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
Creating and administering programs that allow U.S. college and university students and educators to study and teach abroad, and international students and professionals to study and work in the U.S.
is a non-profit, award-winning international youth circus founded with a mission: to promote the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus and to inspire youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts.
affiliated high school diploma program incorporating hands-on job training for youth ages 17 to 21. The Employment & Training Center provides job training, counseling, and placement services to empower job seekers to obtain new skills and career opportunities, and help businesses meet workforce demands with talented employees.
What Kids Can Do (WKCD)
is a national nonprofit founded in 2001 by an educator and a journalist with more than 60 years combined experience supporting adolescent learning in and out of school. Using digital, print, and broadcast media, WKCD presses before the broadest audience possible a dual message: the power of what young people can accomplish when given the […]
Financial Resources and Discounts for Students With Disabilities
Helpful information on financial aid options, college scholarships, accommodations for college students with disabilities, as well as assistive technology, equipment and tools, etc. disabilities
Best-Trade-Schools.net, provide prospective students a hub for locating nearby schools and colleges, while researching specific details about the trades they’re considering. Rather than doing an extensive internet search, individuals can locate specific trades, industry details and the locations nearest them all in one convenient platform. alternatives
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
This guide offers a comprehensive and valuable list of scholarship and grant programs. For each award, we’ve included important details, such as who can apply and how to make an application. Disabilities
California Library Science Degrees
California library science guides including scholarship listings, licensing and certification data for the state, comprehensive information on degree programs for universities in California, and career prospects for industry. Library Science
Youth Conservation Corps
National parks are in disrepair. Historic buildings are crumbling, native species are losing the fight to invasive species, trails are disappearing. We need you! Get paid to accomplish needed conservation work on public lands.
United We Serve Corporation for national and Community Service
President Obama’s nationwide service initiative. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own do-it-yourself” projects.
Urban Corps – San Diego, California
Urban Corps of San Diego County is a certified local conservation corps and charter school whose mission is to provide young adults with the tools to expand their career opportunities through education, life skills training, and paid work experience on projects that benefit our communities. | Civilian Corp Opportunities
is working towards the day when a year in a national service program like AmeriCorps is a common expectation for Americans, and when national service is universally accepted as a strategy for putting people to work, tackling pressing social challenges and uniting Americans in common purpose.
Student Conservation Association
is where tens of thousands of green professionals, from park superintendents to urban planners, can trace their start. This is where college and high school students connect with nature, render hands-on service, gain new skills and perspectives, and launch a lifetime of stewardship. | Civilian Corp Opportunities
advances new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation. Since 1992, we have been developing a new generation of diverse leaders and promoting innovative leadership practices that meet the demands of changing times.
National Conservation Corps
are comprehensive youth development programs that provide their participants with job training, academic programming, leadership skills, and additional support through a strategy of service that improves communities and the environment. | Civilian Corp Opportunities
Green Job Corps California Volunteers
brings together a statewide network of local volunteer connector agencies and online volunteer connector tools to provide support and help recruit volunteers for our state’s nonprofits and public agencies.
Global Peace Foundation
strives to positively impact the youth culture by bringing together young leaders of all faiths, cultures, nationalities, and interests under a common vision and universal principles.
environmental service is a uniquely effective way to build community. When people put their hands into the dirt together and see their efforts transform a threatened area into a more vibrant landscape, they forge a special bond, empowering themselves and their community.
City Year Corps
You can make a difference. In schools. In classrooms. In neighborhoods. City Year corps members serve full-time at one of 24 locations across the United States as tutors and mentors, running after-school programs and leading youth leadership programs. | Civilian Corp Opportunities
California Climate Corps
In California, climate change is a growing threat to systems and people across the state. The impacts to our environment and health are worsening as we experience longer and more frequent droughts, devastating wildfires, and more. Each of us has a role to play. You can take meaningful action today to help communities across our […]
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs. | Civilian Corp Opportunities
The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS)
hosted by the U.S Department of State, is the largest virtual internship program in the world, connecting the passion and power of U.S. students – virtually – to over fifty federal agencies each year. Students #ApplyInJuly for an academic-year-long internship, working remotely from wherever they are! (NEW)
Environmental Science Internships
Preserve precious ecosystems and learn sustainable practices for some of the world’s most beautiful locations on Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Agriculture and Wildlife Conservation internships.
U.S. Department of Labor: Employment and Training Administration
Apprenticeship.gov is the one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice.
Public Service Corps (PSC)
The New York City Public Service Corps (PSC) is the nation’s first and largest off-campus internship program for college students. PSC is dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to serve their communities. The Public Service Corps currently offers Federal Work-Study Program internships as well as placements in which students may work for […]
At YouthBuild programs in the United States and across the globe, low-income young people learn construction skills to help build affordable housing and other community assets such as community centers and schools.
On Earth Peace Intern Program
On Earth Peace helps you build peace…in yourself, family, church, community, nation, and world. Our professional staff and network of experienced volunteers provide skills, support, and spiritual foundations for overcoming violence with the power of love, through a range of powerful programs of training and accompaniment.
is a United States career and technical student organization serving more than 395,000 high school, college and middle school students and professional members enrolled in training programs in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. Scholarships are also available to SkillsUSA members through the #KeepCraftAlive initiative sponsored through constuction industry sponsors. See #KeepCraftAlive […]
Job training programs Search
The Department of Labor’s ETA funds job training programs to improve the employment prospects of adults, youth, and dislocated workers.
is the world’s largest internship marketplace bringing students, employers and higher education institutions together in one centralized location.
union apprenticeship is an excellent career choice if you like to work with your hands; are willing to serve an apprenticeship for up to five years, depending on the trade you select.
is the only national level job search site, also offering android friendly app, that specifically addresses finding jobs for high school students. (NEW)
Get a chance to work side by side with one of our lead CALPIRG staff, focusing on real problems that affect people in their daily lives. We are currently hiring undergraduate, graduate and JD interns on a rolling basis to work with us on our various campaigns.
Occupational Outlook Handbook is a resource of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor and provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications. Very useful tool.
L.A. Youth at Work
is respected by over 150 companies, who appreciate the quality of our candidates. Preparing yourself by earning the Certificate reduces your stress and leads to success with a job or paid internship, so get started now.
Teens for Hire
If you are a teen 14 to 19 looking for a full-time, part-time, summer, seasonal, volunteer or vocational job, Join Now and create your membership profile.
A Guide to College for Undocumented Students
Undocumented students attending college must navigate a continually evolving landscape. Learn about legal protections, financial help, and selecting a school that will give you the support you need while undocumented.
(World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)link people who want to volunteer on organic farms to learn about organic lifestyles.
Trip Leader for HF Holidays, Europe
Volunteer as a walking holiday leader and experience, enthusiasm and common love of the great outdoors for our walking holidays.