Many courses offer a service-learning option. It is an alternative to another assignment, another way to practice and demonstrate learning in your course. You will volunteer a minimum of 20 hours at a community site or organization. Your volunteer activity, or your organization, must relate to the course. Your teacher will tell you how you will show your learning (e.g., through a reflective journal, class presentation, report). Service-learners who complete their projects successfully will receive certificates recognizing their community contributions.
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- Project Proposal form (w/ Teacher's approval)
- Assumption of Risk, Release, and Waiver form
- Time Sheet
- Site Supervisor Evaluation form
- Completion Survey
- Any classwork associated with the project (e.g., journal, presentation, report)
Why Choose Service-Learning?
- S-L is hands-on learning. If you like to DO to learn, it's a good choice.
- S-L clarifies the relevance of a course to real life.
- It gives you a chance to explore education and career choices.
- You'll make connections and join networks in the community.
- Volunteer service is valued by transfer schools.
- Many service-based scholarships are available.
- Service-learners demonstrate greater increases in reasoning, leadership, and confidence than non-service-learners.