AfterCollege Launches Job Channel for Volunteers

March 16, 2011

The New Channel Indexes Thousands of Volunteer Opportunities From Various Reputable Sources, Including

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—March 16, 2011 - AfterCollege, the largest online career network for students and alumni, has launched a job channel specifically for volunteer work, found at

Now along with 200,000+ job and internship listings, members of AfterCollege can search for opportunities from community service and non-profit organizations.

The economy has created challenges for everyone in the job market, but it has been especially difficult for new graduates eager to work but finding a lack of paid positions.

Nick Fitzpatrick, University Relations Manager at AfterCollege, said the impetus behind the platform was to match students and recent grads with opportunities where they can apply their education but also gain a fresh perspective on real-world problems and the companies creating initiatives to solve them.

“We’re at a crossroads in college recruiting where industries are growing, albeit sluggishly,“ Fitzpatrick said. “Paid opportunities are still difficult to find. Students and recent grads should always consider volunteering as a viable way to enhance their skillset, gain valuable experience, and work towards a greater good, both for themselves and their communities at large.“

He continued, “While education and work experience is paramount to a potential employer, volunteering makes resumes stand out in this incredibly competitive job market.“

AfterCollege’s volunteer channel has over 7,000 opportunities culled from reputable sources such as, an open-source community project. Organizations can also post opportunities directly on

About AfterCollege
Founded in 1999, AfterCollege, Inc. ( connects students, faculty, alumni and employers through customized career networks at colleges and professional organizations across the country. Today, AfterCollege powers the largest number of career networks on the internet, delivering thousands of exclusive opportunities to students and alumni. Its proprietary platform and job distribution technology translate into relevant job content for job seekers and into more qualified applicants for employers. AfterCollege’s approach is patented under U.S. Patent Number 7,213,019.

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Rodriguez
AfterCollege, Inc.
877-725-7721 x 304