Service and Volunteer Opportunities

  • Service-learning integrates academic and service activities with community partners. It encourages civic engagement. It builds meaningful connections with community and leadership development.

    Learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service that:

    • is integrated into and enhances academic and learning activities.
    • is conducted in and meets the needs of the community.
    • is coordinated with an institution of higher education and community partner.
    • includes structured time for student reflection.
    • helps foster civic responsibility. 
  • Types of Service-Learning

    Service-learning can be a course assignment, service through a student club or organization or an activity that incorporates learning and reflection with a service experience.

    Community Partnership Projects integrate service-learning within an academic course.

    Student Reflections

    "This assignment was one of the best I've ever done. I was really uncomfortable talking to someone who was homeless. I'm really glad I did the interview because it showed me another perspective of life that I had never thought of before." English 102 Student

    "Service-learning projects provide you with an opportunity to interact with people in situations beyond your normal activities." Health 101 Student

    "The most meaningful aspect of our service-learning project was knowing that what we were doing was making a difference. Helping others rather than helping yourself is more rewarding than any material object. The experience was AWESOME." Campus Activities Board Member

    "During my service-learning project, I saw that the Therapeutic Riding Program is a fantastic opportunity for the riders and their families to come together and to see they are not alone. I believe I was able to make a real contribution to this program." Nursing 211 Student

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