Being a community partner for service-learning can seem confusing- but we are here to help! The key item is knowing that service-learning is different from true volunteerism. Service-learning combines academic study with practical experience and civic engagement. Students will work with your organization for a semester (usually 20 hours per semester...this depends on the faculty member's requirements) applying something he or she has learned in the classroom. The student learns from YOU the community partner (making the information learned in class tangible) then brings that knowledge back to the classroom. It is truly amazing! We hope that you too want to be a community partner in service-learning.
If you are interested in becoming a service learning partner, the first step is to create an agency profile at serve.gonzaga.edu/agency/signup. Once you have created a profile, you will be contacted about partnering. If you already have a profile, but want to add a service learning partnership, please contact Chris Wheatley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 313-6487.