11:30 – 11:45 Introductions
11:45 – 12:05 Service-Learning 101
12:05 – 12:10 CANs and CANTs of SL at Clark College
12:10 – 12:40 Creating your SL Plan
12:40 – 12:45 Q&A
Service Learning 101
What is Service-Learning? (and how is it
different than volunteering)
“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
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Volunteer + Academics + Reflection =
Choose a community agency from a list of
opportunities approved by the instructor and
serve for a set period of time.
Want to volunteer in Clark County?
Check out our Google map:
Students work on a project identified by a
community agency. Students draw upon
previous knowledge and course content to
successfully complete the project
HDEV 175 Project Based SL
at the VHA Rise & Stars Community Center
• Plan the project
• Monitor a budget
• Create a marketing plan
• Set a schedule
What CAN’T You Do?
Do not put students at extreme risk
For more information, see Appendix A for
the Liability Agreement Form
Do not do fundraising
For more information on fundraising, please
see page 14 in your faculty guidebook.
Bank of America grant
Ways to use it:
Fill out the service-learning survey and get
entered into a prize drawing!
If students sign up for a project and bring a
friend, they will get a t-shirt!
Visits to project sites!
Gaiser Student Center
Clark College Non-Profit Fair
Annual Events by VSL
Student Success Workshops
Serve on the 17th
Quarterly Days of Service
MLK Day of Service (January)
Career Clothing Closet (April)
Career Days (April)
VLS Luncheon Recognition (May)
Alternative Spring Break (March)
Weekend Expedition trips (April)
How to Encourage Young
People to Volunteer
Being asked is the top reason motivating young people to
volunteer (closely followed by “because it makes me feel good.”)
In 2006, political organizations were also the most likely to recruit
their volunteers by reaching out to them. In the other groups, young
volunteers tended to make the initial contact.
Young people who grow up in a household where someone
volunteers are twice as likely to volunteer regularly, to be an active
member of a group, and are more likely to follow politics and vote.
Young people who discuss a volunteer experience are twice as
likely as others to volunteer regularly. And, they are also 16% more
likely to try to influence someone’s vote!
Sources: The Civic and Political Health of the Nation: A Generational Portrait & 2006 Civic and Political Health
of the Nation