Service-learning helps students see the real-world application of course content. Students can participate in a variety of exciting hands-on service experiences that meet community needs. Service-learning is also a great way for students to get experience and enhance their résumé for transfer and jobs.
Volunteer to get experience, meet others and give back to the community. Here’s how to get started:
If your instructor has included service-learning in the syllabus, you can get started by accessing the service-learning student handbook and forms below. The following links require Adobe Reader.
Your experiences are documented on your official transcript to share with employers and colleges!
Got more questions? Check our FAQ section here for other information.
Service-learning combines academic studies with community volunteer service, enhancing student learning through a hands-on service experience that meets a community need. Students perform volunteer assistance to learn more about the subjects they are studying and also to help the community. Through a reflection assignment, students demonstrate their understanding of course learning objectives.
Service-learning is short-term volunteer work integrated within a course with faculty-guided reflection. Internships are career-focused experiences requiring a longer time commitment. They also can offer payment.
Diverse volunteer opportunities are available ranging from working with children, elderly and animals, or working on environmental and health issues. AACC works with more than 150 nonprofit organizations in the community and more than a dozen opportunities are available on campus.
No, service-learning must start as an instructor’s assignment. Community service projects are always an option and can be searched with the help of the Center for Learning through Service department.
Yes, but it is the responsibility of the student to work this out with each instructor to ensure that all course requirements are met.
No. Typically a service-learning experience is designed to give you a new experience.
Check your course syllabus. Typical assignments range from 10 to 20 hours.
No. There are legal and logistical issues involved in selecting community partners, so you must select from the approved list.
Contact the Center for Learning through Service and provide the name of the organization, a contact person's name, phone number, and email address. We will contact the organization.