What's the Difference Between Volunteering, Internships and Service-Learning?

Volunteering is performing a service or good work, but it is not necessarily connected to classroom instruction. Internships involve hands-on learning experiences but there may be little or no emphasis on service. Service-learning focuses equally on the service being provided and the learning taking place. Service-learning meets a learning goal and involves reflection.



Access forms needed for your Service-Learning project here! Every Service-Learning student must
complete and submit an Assumption of Risk form before service begins. Please consult with your
instructor about additional forms required.


Selecting a Site for Service

It is recommended that students select an approved community partner for Service-Learning projects.
Click here for a list of approved partners.



Resources for new and continuing Service-Learning instructors are listed below. Contact us for
additional assistance.


Interested in becoming a community partner?

Contact the GateWay Service Learning & Civic Engagement Office at