Community Service & Service Learning

Community Service demonstrates a person’s commitment, volunteerism, and service. It is without pay to a non-profit agency or organization, a group, or an individual in need; it's  best defined as “giving back” to the community.

Service Learning combines the objectives of community service and volunteerism with learning and curricular objectives. The structure provided by service learning encourages reflection and a demonstration of the knowledge and skills gained from the service opportunity. Service learning provides students with a sense of connection to their communities and helps them to gain a better sense of self and others. It simultaneously builds academic, social, and personal skills because all students can experience success.