Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Service Learning

Service Learning is a teaching strategy that ties course curriculum and concepts with service in the community.

Students participate in a course that offers service learning serve a minimum of 15 hours over the semester at a non-profit organization, public agency or school. At the end of the semester — and once hours are completed — students receive certificates of achievement and notation of their hours on their co-curricular transcripts.

Students taking a course that offers Service Learning will need to complete an enrollment and waiver form and turn them in by the deadline. Please visit the Student Services Center, 1st floor, or call (619) 482-6537 for current deadlines.

Once student is registered they can begin service with a partner organization listed in the partners directory and document their hours on a time sheet. If you'd like to volunteer with an organization that is not listed in the partner directory, the organization will need to sign a placement agreement and meet with program staff for an orientation. Placement agreement forms can be obtained in the Service Learning office.

Service Learning has numerous benefits which include helping the community, gaining skills needed for employment, gaining volunteer service hours needed when transferring to a university or applying for a scholarship. Opportunities include tutoring children, serving meals to seniors or the homeless, delivering meals to individuals suffering from HIV/AIDS and much more.

Service Learning Forms

Student Forms

Faculty & Community Partner Forms

For more information please contact

Dawn Taft, Student Services Specialist
Room S205H
Email: dtaft@swccd.edu
Phone: (619) 482-6537


Office hours
Monday-Thursday 7:45 am - 4:15 pm
Friday 7:45 am - 1 pm

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