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Student Services Center
Bldg. S, Room S201


By combining classroom instruction with community service, service-learning asks students to focus on critical, reflective thinking as well as civic responsibility. Students develop their academic skills while serving their local community in a way that helps both the student and the community grow.

Service-learning has a positive impact on student learning outcomes, civic engagement and retention rates. Read more about the potential for service-learning from the American Association for Community Colleges.


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Your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer

The President’s Volunteer Service Award

The United States President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.

For more information on the award criteria click here. If you or your group would like to be eligible to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award, stop by the Office of Student Life, Bldg. S, Room S201 to pick up an application.