Establishing a Community-based (Service) Learning Partnership
Community organizations must have a completed and signed Service Learning Campus-Community Partnership Agreement on file with the office of Community Engagement before any students are assigned to the organization for a community-based (service) learning project. Community organizations that enter into partnerships with the university for community-based learning projects are responsible for working with the office of Community Engagement, faculty, and students to mitigate potential risks at the learning site.
Site supervisors should work with faculty to ensure that students are aware of their learning opportunities, the nature of their community-based learning placement, their specific service opportunities and goals, and the risks that are associated with the placement; a good tool for this is the Service Learning Project Planning Checklist.
Need More than Community-based (Service) Learning Students?
Volunteers: The Matador Involvement Center (MIC) involves students, clubs, and organizations in a wide array of community activities: volunteerism, philanthropy, and special projects. Not-for-profit organizations should contact the MIC to post volunteer opportunities for students. Contact Program Director of Unified We Serve, Maria Elizondo.
Volunteer and Community-based Opportunities:
Select here to visit our student page and view Volunteer and Community-based Opportunities.