Why Get Involved?
Participating in a Service Learning course can help develop skills in leadership, team-building, critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution. Service Learning experiences strengthen resumes, CVs, and applications as well as provide opportunities for networking and working with community leaders. Students who participate in service learning courses will have special notation on their transcripts. In addition, participation in service learning courses will increase awareness of civic and social issues as well as provide opportunities to collaborate with community partners to address and advocate for these issues and those affected. The projects you complete in service learning can be presented at conferences, such as Innovate UNO, and or published in Service Learning or other academic journals. Additionally, service learning courses provide opportunities to learn more about a community’s history, strengths, and challenges.
If a student performs volunteer hours not associated with service learning, they can report these hours to the Office of Service Learning in order to have a notation on their transcript of total volunteer hours worked. Volunteer hours can be reported via email with a supervisor cc'd, a phone call directly from the organization served, or the Work Hours Verification Form with all necessary signatures.
Enroll in a Designated Service Learning Course
Students in any major or department may participate in a Service Learning (SL) course. Service Learning courses are excellent opportunities to apply course content and classroom learning in a meaningful environment. Participation in service learning courses will increase awareness of civic and social issues as well as provide opportunities to collaborate with community partners to address these issues and to advocate for the issues and those affected.