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Student Guide to Service and Experiential Learning
Three categories of Community Service Learning:
Volunteering - Unpaid work is NOT without value! As a volunteer, you can gain relevant experience to help you reach your academic and career goals. We'll help you find just the right opportunity, and guide you to reflect on the experience and articulate the learning from it.
Service Learning - Many courses incorporate community-based and/or service learning. If you learn best by doing, look for classes and academic programs that include experiential learning. We'll guide you, and provide support for your community-based experience.
Internships - Internships in non-profit, human service settings provide rich experience and learning. We'll help you identify and negotiate with the organization that can best provide you with the experience you need to reach your academic and career goals, and explore connections to academic programs for credit.
In each of these types of experiential learning, there is an appropriate balance of benefit, to the recipient of the service and to you as the student provider; and of focus, on the service you're providing and to the learning you derive.
Support for Service Learning
Ask about our AmeriCorps programs, which allow students to earn Education Awards in support of service and learning in education, human service, and other anti-poverty service settings.
2013 USM DAY OF SERVICE!
The 4th Annual USM Day of Service will take place on Friday, April 19th from 10am-4pm. All students, staff and facutly are welcome to join as we head out to serve the community. Contact Julia Pond at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping us plan OR learn more by clicking below!Learn More