Service Year: How to Participate

By Tonka Dobreva 11.21.2016 interact

What Is Service Year

Service Yearservice-year is an initiative that gives high school and college students an opportunity to help their community while getting paid for their work. These hands-on service opportunities also help young people develop real-life skills and even choose a career path.

How It Works

service-year1The organization constantly posts available opportunities on their online platform called Service Year Exchange. Here are the steps to take:

  1. Tell the Service Year team about your skills and interests.
  2. They will match you with opportunities that could be a good fit for you — from teaching at a school to working on an outdoor conservation project, the opportunities are quite diverse!
  3. You can also find organizations and tell them you are interested in getting involved with their causes.

So if you are in high school and you are thinking of doing a gap year, this initiative can be a great opportunity to get paid and learn some new skills while making a difference in your community.


  1. Zachary

    I think it is good because you get money who does not want money

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