"There is a call to all of us, a call to service-
that we join with others to try to make things better in this world."-Dorothy Day
Post Graduate Volunteer Opportunities
We offer programming to help students discern their next steps after leaving Fordham University. In this role, we help students navigate the many opportunities to engage in full-time post-graduate service or paid non-profit work. In addition to our services, we have also compiled a list of different volunteer programs that are now accepting applications for domestic and international positions.
The Center for Service and Justice (formerly the Community Service Program), along with other University Departments, offers a variety of resources to help you discern your vocation. We believe that part of your Jesuit educational experience includes discerning your vocation. We hope that after graduation, you do not simply pursue a job, but reflect on your talents and interests and allow your passion and conscience to direct you to work that will bring you joy while making our world a better place.
If you are considering a volunteer program after graduation, please explore these options being offered:
Exploring the Volunteer Option Reflection Questions
Post Graduate Volunteer Organizations
Americorps Educational Award (download)
If you are considering working in the non-profit and public sector, you might want to check out the following websites:
Contact the Mission and Ministry Post-Graduation Vocational Discernment Staff
Melissa Alvarenga: Associate Coordinator of Service-learning at RH, served as a Good Shepherd Volunteer from 2006-2007 in Chelsea, NY as a counselor to transgendered, homeless, and foster care youth. She is currently an MA student in the Sociology Program at Fordham focusing on Race Studies and the Latino Immigrant population.
Dorothy Day Center for Service & Justice, 718-817-4510, email@example.com
Caitlin Becker: Associate Coordinator of Community Service at RH, served as a Jesuit Volunteer from 2005-2006 in San Diego, California. As a JV, Caitlin worked at the Storefront Shelter for Teens, as an Independent Living Skills Case Manager for homeless and runaway youth, ages 12-17. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Social Work, and is completing her social work internship at Abraham House, an Alternatives to Incarceration Program in the South Bronx.
Dorothy Day Center for Service & Justice, 718-817-4510, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Joseph Currie, SJ: Director of Campus Ministry and the Associate Vice President for Mission & Ministry, is available to provide support in vocational discernment and career counseling.
Campus Ministry, 718-817-4500, email@example.com
Vincent DeCola, SJ: Assistant Dean for the First Year Experience at Fordham College Lincoln Center, is a great resource to provide information around JVC Domestic & International volunteer opportunities and NY Nativity Schools, where volunteers teach in an urban setting geared to help middle school students from very low-income families.
FCLC, 212-636-6696, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan P. Cavanagh, MA, MS: Associate Director of Campus Ministry at the Lincoln Center Campus, is available to provide any assistance or support around the discernment process.
Campus Ministry, 212-636-6269, email@example.com
Katheryn Crawford, MSW: Assistant Coordinator in the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice. She has a Master’s in Social Work with a focus in community organizing. She has worked around youth organizing in high schools within the NY Public School System.
Dorothy Day Center for Service & Justice, 212-636-7464
Carol Gibney, MSW: Associate Director of Campus Ministry at the Westchester Campus, coordinates volunteer opportunities for staff, students and faculty. She is an adjunct and Faculty Advisor with Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service.
Campus Ministry, 914-367-3420, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Callaghan: Secretary for the Office of Campus Ministry at the Lincoln Center campus, served as a Jesuit Volunteer from 2005-2006 in Nashville, TN. He is currently an MSW student in the Graduate School of Social Service.
Campus Ministry, 212-636-6267, email@example.com
Sandra Lobo-Jost, MSW: Director of the Dorothy Day Center for Service & Justice, received her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University and has worked on immigration rights, youth issues and community organizing.
Dorothy Day Center for Service & Justice, firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Murphy: Coordinator of Global Outreach at the Lincoln Center Campus. She served as a Jesuit Volunteer from 2006-2007 in Phoenix, AZ where she worked as a life skills facilitator at a refugee resettlement agency. She is currently an MA student in the International Political Economic and Development program.
Global Outreach, 212-636-6269, email@example.com
: Administrator of Global Outreach at Rose Hill. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova in 2008 where she taught English as a foreign language. From 2008-2009, she was an AmeriCorps Volunteer at Heifer International Learning Center at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas where she facilitated hands-on experiential education programs.
Global Outreach, (718) 817-0883, firstname.lastname@example.org