The Next Generation of Service offers a series of workshops on university campuses, for student service organizations, and through an online workshop series.
Workshops are held by NGS’s trained mentors and alumni of volunteer service programs such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps. The interactive nature of our workshops allows students to ask questions, seek advice and connect with like-minded peers who are interested in making a difference in the world.
To bring NGS to your campus or organization email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Virtual Workshop Series
Limit: 25 people/class
Tuesday, March 29, 2016: Uncovering Passion and Purpose- CANCELED
So you have been following the traditional “trajectory” of development: high school, college, internships…but something feels off. You want to solve problems, make a difference, and feel alive. Maybe you’re not sure where to start to make it happen. This workshop is filled with experiential exercises and group discussions aimed at helping you articulate your next steps as a changemaker, to put your passion into action.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016: Why Long-Term Service? How to Use a “gap year” to Launch Your Career
In this workshop we will explore a wide range of long-term service programs, including stipend, paid and self-designed opportunities. You will hear from professionals who used their service year experience to launch a unique and exciting career in the realm of social change.
Thursday, April 14, 2016: Applying to Long-Term Service Programs
The application process for long-term service programs can be daunting: personal essays, conveying passion and worldliness, demonstrating a useful skill set, etc. This workshop is great for getting tips from successful long-term service program applicants and will give you a chance to ask questions about the application process.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016: Abundance on a Stipend: How to Manage Money as a Full Time Volunteer
One of the biggest challenges in preparing to volunteer for a year of service is managing your money. In this workshop we will explore your beliefs around money and success, hear from people who have volunteered for years on limited stipends, and explore the creative ways people get by on a lower income. We will discuss resources available to you both while you serve and upon service completion.