Service-learners are students, not volunteers.
Supervisors should keep in mind that service-learning
students have a two-fold objective for their service
experience. First, the students must perform a service
that helps meet a community need. Second, the students
incorporate that service into their course concepts in order
to further their understanding of the material.
Be selective - some students may not meet
The final decision is yours, some students may not fit the
needs of your agency. Talk to the service-learning
staff, we may be able to find the student a more appropriate
Be an involved teacher and mentor.
Students look to their agency supervisor as their role-model
in the community. The agency supervisor is a partner
in the students' education, helping students make the
connection between abstract concepts and their actual
Learn and Serve America supports
service-learning programs in schools, higher
education institutions, and community –based
organizations across the country.
Western Region Campus Compact Consortium serves as a
liaison and consultant among both campuses and
community-based organizations interested in forming
partnerships aimed toward positive community,
faculty, student, staff, administration, and program
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse. This site
contains a searchable database of K-12 and higher
education service-learning literature, information
about events, listservs and Learn & Serve America
efforts and links to a variety of service-learning
Campus Contact Service-Learning
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