Volunteers are an essential component in the operations of most non-profit organizations. With them, your agency is able to fulfill its mission and bring services to fuller potential. College students are a wonderful supply of inspired (and free!) labor – allowing your organization increased capacity and enhanced outreach, without breaking the bank. And, for the students, service-learning allows them to apply course content to real-world situations, give back to our communities and even try out potential careers.
What is service-learning?
Many definitions of service-learning exist – and, each mentions the application of academic instruction within the community to meet need and enrich student learning. Service-learning at Scottsdale Community College combines meaningful service within our community and academic instruction within our classrooms to develop more socially aware, civically responsible and globally engaged student citizens. Thus, for a volunteer experience to be recognized as service-learning, you will find the following four basic notions occur:
Benefits of Service-learning for Students
Service-learning combines academic instruction with meaningful volunteerism in the larger community. Your learning is intentional, community-identified, reflective and celebratory.
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