Books and directories worth exploring:

  • Alternatives to the Peace Corps by Jennifer Willsea
  • The Back Door Guide to Short Term Job Adventures by Michael Landes
  • International Directory of Voluntary Work by Louise Whetter & Victoria Pybus
  • The Peace Corps and More by Susan Griffith
  • How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas by Joseph Collins

Web Resources for Finding Opportunities:

For a detailed description of some of these programs, visit

Note: Many of the above resources were adapted from an article written by Jon McConnell, Student Development Programs Director, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University and Alice Bergman, Former Director, Reed College Career Center.