Service-learning links service tasks to learning objectives such as personal awareness, career exploration, academic concepts or the acquisition and comprehension of values, skills, and knowledge.

Service-learners address a community need while developing academic skills and building civic values through curriculum and reflection. Volunteering differs in that it is the donation of skills, time and energy in support of meeting unmet needs. It may or may not contain deliberate learning strategies which are integral to service-learning.

Is your organization’s volunteer program ready for service-learning? The benefits show up in greater retention and future volunteering!


Resources for K–12 service-learning

Counselor Toolkit

Resources for service-learning in higher education

Nevada Campus Information