Getting Started

What is Volunteering?

Choosing to act in recognition of a need, with an attitude of social responsibility and without concern for monetary profit, going beyond one's basic obligations.

What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning is a teaching and learning stategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communites. (source: National Service-Learning Clearinghouse)

Service-Learning pairs students with the community in order to:

Bring about positive change in individuals, neighborhoods, organizations, and other larger systems in the community; Link classroom learning to real world issues; Allow for personal growth of students through reflection on self, society, and the future.

Are you a student in a course that has a service-learning component?

Step 1: Find a service-learning site

If there is no pre-approved list, explore the options on our Google Map or set up an appointment to come brainstorm with us! Call 360-992-2056 or email

Step 2: Fill out your Service-Learning Site Agreement & Liability Form Step 3: Print out the Time Sheet and Agency Evaluation With these forms, keep track of your hours and at the end of your service complete the Student Evaluation and have your site supervisor complete the Site Evaluation. Your Time Log and Student Evaluation must be submitted to your instructor by the deadline.

Step 4: Participate in your service-learning experience and reflection

Step 5: Turn in your Time Sheet and Site Evaluation to your instructor.

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