Information for Students Engaging in Community-Based Learning Activities

Are you taking a class that includes a service learning experience? If so, everything you need to get started is right here on this page. Following are a few easy steps to get started:

(1) Follow any directions given to you by your professor or printed in your course syllabus.

(2) If you are permitted to select your own service learning placement site, you can identify one by using either Sweat Monkey or Volunteer Match.

(3) Download and read the "Service Learning Student Guide" . The Service Learning Student Guide provides practical information to students who are participating in a service learning activity. Students should read the Service Learning Student Guide in its entirety prior to participating in any service learning activity. Topics include the following: topics to ask community partners, approaching the volunteer coordinator, your responsibilities as a service learner, GPC service learning office contact information, and trouble shooting.

(4) Download, print, and complete the "Service Learning Enrollment / Agreement Form." The Service Learning Enrollment /Agreement form serves as an agreement among the student, the faculty member, and the community-based organization. The document outlines the reponsibilities of each party and provides the framework for the service learning experience including the required number of hours to be served, personal learning objectives, and course learning objectives. Because this document acts as both a photo release and as a liability waiver, a copy of the completed and signed enrollment form should be kept by the student, the faculty member, the community-based orgnization, and the Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement & Service Learning.

(5) Download, print, and compete the "Service Learning Timesheet." The Service Learning Time Sheet is the official document that records actual hours served at a community-based ogranization. The time sheet should be completed each time a student provides service at a community-based organization. A copy of the final timesheet should be submitted to the Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement & Service Learning at the end of the academic term.

If you have any questions about your service learning experience, please call the Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement & Service Learning at (678) 891-2305. If you have questions about the specific requirements of your assignment, please refer first to your course syllabus and then if you still have questions, contact your professor.

Service Learning Forms

Sweat Monkey

Volunteer Match