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Post-Grad Volunteering

What are you doing after graduation?

Before you jump head first into the corporate world or get stuck behind a desk,

think about a year of volunteer service!

There are a lot of great reasons to do a year or two of full-time volunteering. Plus your parents will want to know why you're working for a small stipend and living expenses.

Why Volunteer?


To make the right volunteer choice, it's essential to get reliable information and speak to informed people. You can find good resources and supportive people right here on campus.

  • Nick Cardilino can help you get started. He can explore with you your reasons for considering a volunteer year, your service and location preferences, and help to match you with some organizations that offer what you're looking for. He can also put you in touch with UD grads who are presently volunteering and some who have returned.
  • Every fall, the Beyond UD Fair brings representatives from dozens of post-grad volunteer programs to campus for you to speak to.  You'll get a ton of information without feeling any pressure to commit. Check back here for dates and times for the 2023 fair. Don't miss it!
  • The Beyond UD Panel Supper annually features a panel of 4-6 former and current volunteers with a wide variety of experiences. Some have volunteered overseas; others in the U.S. Some have served in faith-based programs; others in government-run or civic programs. Some have lived in community with other volunteers; others have lived alone or found their own roommate. Each will speak for about 5 minutes about their experience. The rest of the evening is open to questions from all of those who come to learn more about volunteering. This year, the supper will be in early February. Check back here for the date and time, and to find out if it will be in-person or virtual.
  • Check out the web links below

Recent Messages

Volunteer programs LOVE having UD grads as members. They contact us frequently to forward their messages to interested students. If you would like to receive a collection of these messages every couple of weeks or so, please contact Nick Cardilino to be added to that list. Also, check out the most recent messages from programs that want you:

Join us for a day in ACE Summer! 

For the first time ever, the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) tuition-free M.Ed. program at Notre Dame is hosting free summer Open House visits for current college students. We'd love to invite you to come explore Notre Dame's campus, observe ACE classes, and meet members of our team and other interested students! These Open House days will take place on: 

  • Friday, June 30th
  • Monday, July 10th
  • Monday, July 17th

We will also host a virtual option for anyone who is unable to attend any of these dates. We hope you can be a part of this new, on-campus experience! 

Register Here!
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The Ignite Youth Ministry Internship at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, OH, needs young adults, aged 22-29, interested in working with and serving the children and teens of the Catholic Church. This paid internship primarily focuses on planning, preparing, and facilitating youth retreats including opportunities to lead small groups, share witnesses, and lead large group activities.


Community is central to the Internship experience with the interns living together on the grounds of the Center. Our staff of full-time ministers accompany the interns as they build professional skills in ministry and have opportunities to receive spiritual formation and gain business experience.


Whether the Lord is calling you to youth ministry as your vocation or just for a season, the internship is an opportunity for both professional and personal development and discernment. Interested individuals should contact Melissa Capella at or 513-965-6986. You can also view the full application process at

MVC accepts applications on a rolling basis with final submission deadline on Tuesday, June 20.

Mercy Volunteer Corps offers professional placements in nine cities across the USA and in Guyana, South America. Mercy Volunteers commit to living a simple lifestyle in community while focusing on compassionate service, social justice, and spiritual growth. Volunteers serve in professional placements in education, healthcare, and social services. We cover all expenses including housing, transportation, monthly stipends, student loan deferment, and more.

Information and Application

Two former UD grad students run the Alderson Hospitality House, a non-profit bed and breakfast for the families of women who are incarcerated at the Federal Prison Camp in Alderson West Virginia. The mission of the Alderson Hospitality House is to provide support for those incarcerated at the Alderson Federal Prison Camp, their families and friends by providing temporary lodging, meals, transportation, emotional support and education. They are currently seeking a staff member to join them in this mission.

...or how about a social justice-oriented internship?

You can spend a summer or a semester doing service or social justice advocacy work. Some of these are paid; some aren't. Some are full-time; others are part-time. But from time to time, we learn of internships that would be great experiences for those interested in making a difference in the world.

Check out these opportunities

Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

Liberty Hall
300 College Park Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408
CSC Website