During the 2017-18 academic year, eighty-seven community agencies opened their doors to give students the opportunity to apply classroom learning in the real world, develop and practice the skills of citizenship, and explore how they (as students) can be active agents in producing social change. We thank our community partners, who have demonstrated a flexible willingness to work with student volunteers in a way that allows students to both learn and serve; and our students, who have embraced the opportunity to make a difference as they learn through service-learning. The knowledge, experience, and guidance that agencies provide to service-learning students are at the foundation of the Service-Learning Program.
View the 2017-18 list of Community Partners
Visit the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action to discover how our students are engaged in the local community.
What is Service-Learning and Why Does it Matter?
Service-Learning is a course-based, credit-bearing educational experience by which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity on such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility. Service-Learning emphasizes reciprocity between campus and community, between those who serve and those who learn.
~If your non-profit organization, school, governmental agency or neighborhood group has an unfulfilled need that can be met by University of Idaho students and you are simultaneously willing to provide them a learning environment, please contact a member of the Service-Learning Center staff to discuss your idea(s).~