Types of Service-LearningAcademic service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
Face-to-face service projects in which the students’ service directly impacts individuals/agencies who receive the service from the students.
- Tutoring at local schools or after-school programs
- Conducting art/music/dance lessons for youth
- Giving presentations on violence and drug prevention
- Share accounting or finance skills with a non-profit organization
- Teach computer skills to children or senior citizens
- Hold language classes for community groups
- Conduct historical studies in the community
- Help with Special Olympics
- Teach sports skills clinics
Working on current issues or agency projects that have clear benefits, but are not necessarily in direct contact with the agency or individual.
Compiling a town history
Environmental study for a local government or community organization
Removing invasive plants and restoring ecosystems in preserved areas for public use
Test air, soil or water quality levels
Educating others about topics of public interest–projects that aim to create awareness and action on issues that impact the community.
- Planning and putting on public forums on topics of interest in the community
- Conducting public information campaigns on topics of interest or local needs
- Working with elected officials to draft legislation to improve communities