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Stay Engaged

Student building a seismometer as part of their service-learning project
Student building a seismometer as part of their service-learning project.

Exiting a Service-Learning project can be a difficult transition. Even as you complete this project, there are opportunities to stay engaged and active in community and take future steps. 

  • Wrapping Up Your Placement 
    We encourage students to continue to serve with their agency, if appropriate. Consider ways you might continue supporting your community partner and their work. If providing direct service, clearly communicate to your community partner the date of your last visit and schedule this with them. If you say you will come back, you must follow through. If working with youth, make sure you make time to say “goodbye” on your last day. If/When you come back again, it will be a nice surprise.

If you are developing a product, make sure you share the final version with your organization.

Still a Student?

Continue Serving – on average, 40% of students say they will continue to serve with their community partner.

Get Involved on campus with Student Groups

Alternative Spring Breaks – learn about political and social community dynamics while becoming a catalyst for collaborative social change

Internships – earn credits while serving through internship opportunities through the Career Center

United Way of Treasure Valley – a collaborative organization that funds and supports local non-profits and initiatives

IPSL – serve internationally through The International Partnership for Service-Learning

Study Abroad learn internationally in a different country 

Work U gain 3 Upper Division credits while also working 10 hrs / week at an organization

Service-Learning Job Openings work with the service-learning program to support students, faculty, and community partners on and off campus!

Planning for after graduation?

Connect with the larger community – there are many communities that are eager to have you serving alongside them.

Peace Corps – serve internationally with Peace Corps

AmeriCorps – serve America through AmeriCorps

VISTA – Volunteers in Service to America is an AmeriCorps program

City Year – volunteers tutor and mentor students at risk of dropping out of school

IPSL – serve internationally through The International Partnership for Service-Learning graduate program.

IVPA – International Volunteer Programs Association

JVC (NW) – responding to local needs after being placed in a community with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps