Service Learning for Students

Service Learning

 

Expand your experience while making an impact on your community. The Center for Service Learning can help you find a place to volunteer or do a course-based service learning project.

Check our full calendar of upcoming service projects or pursue your own independent service project by exploring our list of community agencies who we partner with.

Below you'll find a number of ways to get involved and even get your hands dirty. Whether you want to jump in on one of our pre-organized days of service or discover a new city while serving that community with an Alternative Break Trip. We also coordinate the Lily Community Engagement Award which recognizes students who are involved in Service Learning. 

Forms for students, Clubs, and Organizations

Lily

  

Lily Community Engagement Award 

Giving back to our community is a rewarding experience and we want to recognize you for all your hard work and dedication. Discover the guidelines for Independent Volunteer Projects or select one of our Pre-Approved projects to earn points towards the award. Learn more about how to have your efforts formally recognized.

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Habitat

  

Alternative Break Program

An Alternative Break trip gives you the chance to visit a new city or country while making an impact in a community. From Nashville to New York City, each week-long trip is service oriented so students volunteer their time with a wide variety of organizations, like Habitat for Humanity or the Ronald McDonald House.

Find your Trip

Tuck Clean Up

  

Days of Service

Join the Center for Service Learning for one of our Days of Service. These are great ways to jump-start your service learning experience, all you have to do is pick a day, a service opportunity and show up. Everything is taken care of for you. Explore our Days of Service and find an opportunity that calls to you.

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Student Corps

  

Student Service Corps

Become a leader in service learning. Apply to join the Catamount Student Service Crops where you'll expand your impact in our community and grow your leadership skills by helping plan, organize and lead service learning projects. Students who are eligible for Federal Work-Study can apply for the program.

How To Join


The Ripple Effect

 

The Ripple Effect

An experiential learning community, The Ripple Effect challenges students like you to find what you really love in the world and how to effect change that can make a lasting impact. Curricular Components will include two courses during the fall semester with a Community Engagement Project that will allow you and your classmates address a relevant issue by working together.

Make Your impact

Student Democracy Coalition

 

Student Democracy Coalition

As a part of the on-going campaign to register, educate and mobilize and voters in North Carolina, the Student Democratic Coalition supports student habits of being educated and informed, registered and active, and passionate and purposeful.

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Food and Farm to School

  

Local Food & Farm to School Education Project

Are you a School of Teaching and Learning or Nutrition / Dietetics Student? Through the Growing Minds @ WCU project, you can learn how to teach children about local food and farms as well as how to grow and cook their own food. See how this service learning project is changing the way children in western North Carolina interact with farms, food, and nutrition.

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