Selecting public service after your high school education can be a rewarding and exciting career path. There are many different options if you chose to follow this path. The three biggest federally sponsored programs are PeaceCorp, AmeriCorp, and the United State Military (There are also many other options not covered here). All three of these public service organizations have a wide array of career pathways the can provide learning opportunities for you, while you provide service to the public.
AmeriCorp's mission is focused on helping American citizens whether it be during natural disasters or human caused disasters like the opiate crisis. Volunteers with AmeriCorp work with communities within the United States and its overseas territories. Click on the link above to learn more.
PeaceCorp's mission focuses on providing service to overseas communities. PeaceCorp place volunteers in a wide range of career paths, from agriculture to youth development and everything in between. Volunteers with PeaceCorp often serve two years (Most, but not all volunteer opportunities require a college education). Click on the link above to learn more.
There are five major branches of the United State Military all under the Department of Defense. Each branch offers unique opportunities to serve in the defense of the United States and while at the same time gaining valuable life and career expertise. For instance, the Army has a wide range of STEM career pathways. Click on the link(s) above to learn more.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." --Mahatma Gandhi