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Adventures In Service

Career–oriented “Adventures in Service” events are held on campus each semester. These events promote interaction between students and a variety of service and non–profit organizations. Students interested in internships and long–term volunteer opportunities are invited to attend and speak with individual representatives from each organization.

Adventures in Service

The fall semester Adventures in Service program will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 12:15 – 2:00 p.m. in the SLP Courtyard. This annual program spotlights non-profit and service organizations offering regional and long-term internship and service opportunities. Organizations participating in the Fall 2013 event are listed below.

Adventures in Service: Careers with a Conscience

This annual program features a panel of USD faculty, staff and alumni sharing personal stories of their long-term volunteer experiences. Past speakers have included those who have participated in Augustinian Volunteers, Americorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Peace Corps, and Teach for America.

Participating Organizations & Services Offered (Fall 2013)

AjA Project Photography-based educational programming for at-risk youth
Arc of San Diego Providing services for people with disabilities
Big Brothers, Big Sisters One-on-one mentoring for youth
Camp Adventure Youth Services Camps for military families around the world
City Year Keep students in school and on track to graduation
Girl Scouts of America Building girls of courage. confidence and character
Give and Surf Empowering the indigenous community of Bahia Honda
Global Journal Project Empowers high school students through business skills
Interfaith Shelter Network Homelessness in the urban communities of San Diego County
International Rescue Committee Helps people to survive and rebuild their lives after crises
Jewish Family Service Assistance at all stages of life
Junior Achievement Empowers young people to own their economic success
NGS Movement Empowering youth to connect their careers to service
Olivewood Gardens & Learning Organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition
Outside the Lens Use digital media to create change
PACT Catholic teacher education program
Peace Corps International service
PLACE Corps Catholic teacher service corps
Playwrights Project Literacy and communication through playwriting & theatre
Pro Kids Promote character development through the game of golf
Reality Changers Supporting disadvantaged youth in pursuit of college education
San Diego Audubon Society Conservation and education programs to protect wild birds
Social Ventures for Sustainability Reduce environmental impact through education & business
St. Joseph Worker Program Year-long opportunity for women to serve in areas of need
Teach for America Teaching for two years in a low-income community
Traveling Stories Providing books and international libraries to at-risk youth
United Way of San Diego County Service organization
Voices for Children Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs)

Sponsored by Career Services, Center for Community Service-Learning, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics) and University Ministry.