Service Learning Roles

Service Learning Roles

 For a service learning program to be successful the following roles are necessary:


Consider your course learning objectives. What objectives could be met through community involvement rather than a traditional assignment? Is there a research topic where real-life experiences would enhance the opportunity? You may have your own ideas for potential community partners or you can meet with other faculty and service learning staff to brainstorm.


Provide the service and learn so they should play an active role in the selection of the service learning assignment(s). Ask them what are they interested in?


  • Identifies service needs and supervise students' work and contributions
  • Provides job descriptions
  • Meets with student candidates for service-learning placement
  • Provide orientation, clear instructions and training