Service-Learning is a specially designed learning experience in which students combine reflection with structured participation in community-based projects to achieve specified learning outcomes as part of an academic course and/or program requirement.

Examples of Service-Learning

Service-learning can happen, for example, when:

  • in a speech course, you research, write, and deliver a speech to raise money for a clean water agency
  • in a journalism course, you interview residents at a homeless shelter and write an article about them for publication
  • in a pre-health course, you work in a clinic and reflect on that experience
  • in a web design course, you design a new website for a tutoring center

For Nonprofits

If you represent a local nonprofit and want to know how UC can help you, visit our Service-Learning Partners page.

Are you looking for community service outside of a classroom setting or opportunities for individual service hours? Visit the UC Center For Community Engagement to find volunteer opportunities.