Awesome Program Allows You To Volunteer In Order To Pay Back Your Student Loans

Awesome Program Allows You To Volunteer In Order To Pay Back Your Student Loans
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If you’re struggling to chip away at your student loan debt with your current salary, you probably never considered that working at a non-profit — notoriously not high payers, especially for confused recent post-grads — could be your solution to emerging debt-free in just a few short years.

Thanks to a new initiative by SponsorChange, graduates who have student loan debts can sign up to volunteer at a number of registered non-profit organizations.

Based off their work and hours logged, donors then reimburse the former students by paying down those loans.

This way, generous benefactors aren’t just giving blindly to a do-gooding group, or giving out charity to young professionals.

It’s really a win-win-win, with non-profits from all over the US getting much-needed manpower, and graduates getting valuable work experience that can undoubtedly serve throughout their entire career.

This whole program might sound too good to be true, but seems legit with the cofounder of SponsorChange Raymar Hampshir winning an award for community service at South by South West this year.

This initiative sets up an amazing opportunity to do good, and to have something good done for you in return.

H/T: Bust, Photo Credit: Tumblr

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Katie Gonzalez

Katie Gonzalez is a contributing writer covering fashion and feminism. Katie graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies and currently lives in Haifa, Israel, splitting time between academic research and scouting for “The Middle East’s Next Top Falafel Wrap.” She enjoys a hot cup of green tea and a Joan Didion novel to take the edge off her aggressive online shopping addiction. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram: @KatieGonzalez12

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