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 you were providing direct service, clearly communicate to your community partner the date of your last visit. Talk to your community partner 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.
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- Incorporating SL into a job and resume – Check out Boise State’s Career Center Tips!
- Tips to Design & Write a Volunteer based Resume!
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!
GRADUATING FROM BOISE STATE?
Peace Corps – serve internationally with Peace Corps
AmeriCorps – serve America through AmeriCorps
VISTA – Volunteers in Service to America is an Americorp 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