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Serving, learning, and earning: An overview of three organizations



—NUTSHELL:
Experience is just one of the benefits you gain from work that helps others. The organizations described here offer other benefits, too.


—SNIPPET:
A traditional, full-time job isn't the only way to work. And opting for an alternative often yields benefits beyond work experience.

Numerous organizations promote personal and professional development through service. These organizations train participants to address the needs of a community, either in the United States or abroad. By overcoming challenges during service, participants develop leadership, perseverance, and other desirable work-related skills. Educational benefits, alumni support, and other perks add to the appeal of these organizations.

This article highlights three such organizations: Teach for America, the National Guard, and the Peace Corps. An overview of each describes the organization, what its participants do, what kind of benefits the organization offers, and how candidates can apply.

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Last Updated: August 12, 2011