For Community Partners
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 so, feel free to contact our office.
On this site we have information on how to orient a service-learning student to your organization and "What If" scenarios. Please click on the ServiceFest site and the Service-Learning Awards site to learn even more about how to get involved!