At GRCC, service learning has been and continues to be one of the most rewarding experience students will have in their lives. Impacting over 1,000 students each year, service learning is spread across all disciplines and provides needed services to our community.
What you need to know
- You will never regret doing service learning. Many students go beyond their required service hours (typically 20 hours) and some students receive job and/or internship offers from their experience. Check out these tips when serving at your site.
- Service learning participation is reflected on your official transcript. This helps when applying for scholarships and/or transfering into a very competitive program. To ensure service learning is on your transcript you must register through your Student Center.
- Not all classes offer service learning, but be open-minded if it is. Students report performing better in their course work when they participate in service learning....and it helps the community!
- Your professor has a passion for teaching and has found service learning to be a great way for you to achieve course learning outcomes. Your syllabus will explain to you all of the logistics and expectations of the service experience. If not, ask questions.
- Become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Part of this experience is about exposing you to different cultures and geographical areas in your community. You might be asked to find your own service learning placement. No worries, just go to Volunteer Solutions and you will see thousands of volunteer opportunities.
- Be respectful. You represent GRCC and the Code of Conduct still applies when you are serving the community.