Service learning is an educational opportunity for students, faculty, and community partners to work together to enhance student learning while meeting the needs of the community. Through meaningful service activities and structured reflection, students gain valuable hands-on experience, leadership skills, and a sense of lifelong civic responsibility.
Students serve 15 hours at a nonprofit organization, school, or government entity directly related to the learning outcomes of their course. Upon completion, students receive a service learning indicator on their official transcript and appropriate credit for their class.
Service Learning & Volunteer Opportunities
Some courses incorporate service learning as part of their curriculum. Besides influencing your grade, it also gives you hands-on experience, opportunities to explore career fields, and upon successful completion of hours a service learning indicator on your official transcript.
Student Agreement and Liability Form
Once you submit the form above, you will receive an email to complete an account for MobileServe. You will need your student ID number to finish creating the account. MobileServe will be used to track and verify your volunteer hours.
Find a Community Partner
Each course that participates in service learning has specific learning outcomes that relate to the class. You are required to serve for 15 hours at a nonprofit, school or government entity that directly relates to learning outcomes found in the course syllabus. To find a community partner, log on to your MobileServe account, click on “Events” on the left dashboard, click on “Discover” and search locally for opportunities. Click on an opportunity you are interested in, select “I Want to Help” and reach out to the organization contact person to set up a time to serve. Having trouble finding a community partner? Ask your professor! They will most likely have a few in mind.
Track Your Hours
Log in to MobileServe and select “Log Your Hours.” An email will be sent to the organization supervisor to verify them.
Service Learning Indicator
Once the 15 hours are complete, submitted, and verified on MobileServe your professor will be able to view them and a Service Learning Indicator will be placed on your official transcript. This will show universities that you have made a difference in your community and have valuable hands-on experience that will help you be successful in your college career and beyond.
Service learning is a way to enhance your courses by using a hands-on teaching methodology, and it gives students the opportunity to fulfill unmet needs within the community. To participate in the service learning program, follow the steps below:
Faculty Interest Form
Request a faculty interest form by emailing email@example.com and submit it to FVCC’s student engagement office (Blake Hall 155).
Once you submit the form above, you will receive an email to complete an account for MobileServe. With this account, you will be able to track your student’s hours and verify appropriate organizations. Organizations must be a nonprofit organization, school, or government entity that ties directly with the learning outcomes of your course.
Incorporating a way for students to reflect on their service is a vital portion of service learning. This can be an essay, journal, discussion, presentation, etc.
MobileServe will be used to track student service learning hours. Once the student logs their hours on their MobileServe account, an email will be sent to the community partner to verify the hours.
Service learning is a great way to fulfill the unmet needs within your organization while giving students the opportunity to enhance their learning with hands-on experience. If you would like to be a Community Partner with FVCC’s Service Learning program, follow the steps below:
Community Partner Questionnaire
Submit a completed Community Partner Questionnaire form to firstname.lastname@example.org or turn it into the student engagement office (Blake Hall 155).
Create a free account on volunteermatch.org
Post Organization Needs
Post opportunities for students to sign up for. Without posting students will not be able to see your organization. For information on how to post opportunities for students, visit vmhelp.zendesk.com
Connecting With Students
Students will see the opportunities on MobileServe, an online platform that allows verification and tracking of hours. When students sign up for opportunities on MobileServe you will be able to discuss times with them and fulfill your organization needs.
MobileServe will be used to track student volunteer hours. Once the student logs their hours on their MobileServe account, an email will be sent to you to verify their hours.