For Community Partners

What is Service Learning?

Service learning is an experiential teaching method used to link course content to real-life experiences that focus on a community need or social justice issue. Simply put, service learning helps students gain knowledge by tackling problems faced in their community. Students taking service learning courses are required to complete a designated amount of volunteer service hours (typically 10-20 hours) per semester with a local, not-for-profit community partner. Students integrate their service experiences with their coursework through ongoing reflection and class assignments.

Benefits:

  • Gain additional volunteer resources needed to achieve organizational goals
  • Provides new energy, enthusiasm, and perspectives from a diverse group of students
  • Fosters an ethic of service and civic participation in students who will be tomorrow’s volunteers and civic leaders
  • Helps increase awareness of key social issues
  • Creates opportunities for additional partnerships and collaboration with the College.

Resources


Community Partner Handbook

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