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
- Blue Sky Envisioning Activity
- Civic Engagement Guidance Lessons NV Vol
- Anyone Can Benefit from Volunteering
- Professional Skills Matrix
- Resume Builder
- Service-Learning-Volunteering Transformed
- Volunteer Poster
Resources for service-learning in higher education
- Campus Compact
- National Society for Experiential Education
- Nevada Volunteers Higher Education Initiative Evaluation, 2010 Report
- Community College National Center for Civic Engagement