What is Service Learning?
Service learning is way to integrate classroom instruction with community service. It differs from volunteering because it is always tied back to enhancing your academic instruction. Service learning focuses on reflective thinking and civic engagement.
Examples of service learning:
Examples of volunteering:
Service Learning at VHCC:
There are many faculty members that encourage service learning at VHCC. Some require mandatory projects while others offer service learning opportunities for course extra credit. Whether you are participating in a service learning project that is mandatory or just for extra credit, you need to fill out the following service learning forms:
1. The Service Learning Tracking Sheet [PDF format] 2. The Release and Promise not to Sue Form [PDF format]
Please print these forms, fill them out, and send them to Michael McBride in ISC 101.
Looking for a service learning opportunity?
If you are looking for the appropriate community partner to perform your service learning project with (i.e. a community partner that ties in with your particular class), you can click on the following link for pertinent information.
If you have any questions regarding service learning, please contact:
Michael McBride Career Planning Specialist/Service Learning Coordinator Virginia Highlands Community College PO BOX 828 Abingdon, VA 24212-0828 (276) 739-2575 firstname.lastname@example.org
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