Information about Service-Learning

The Institute for Global Education and Service
The Institute for Global Education & Service-Learning (IGESL) is a non-profit organization that provides training and technical assistance to schools, community organizations, and National Service programs.

Corporation for National Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship, service and responsibility.

Resources for Service Learning Programs

Career and Community Learning Center
Students quotes about service learning

National Service Learning Exchange
The National Service-Learning Exchange supports high quality service-learning programs in schools, colleges and universities, and community organizations. The National Service-Learning Exchange operates five Regional Centers with knowledgeable staff who can provide information to support your service-learning efforts, and/or link you with a Peer Mentor to provide further one-on-one assistance. If you need assistance implementing service-learning programs, have questions, or simply want to speak with someone who has “been there,” call or e-mail the exchange.

National Youth Leadership Council
Stories From the Field: A personal look at real service-learning projects and the communities and youths responsible for their success; part of the National Youth Leadership Council’s new website.

A Student’s Guide to Service Learning  (PDF File)
A students guide to service learning:  what it is, why you do it, what to get out of it, solutions to problems, the importance or reflecting, your responsibilities as a service learner, and expectations.

Guide to Service Learning Sites and Student Responsibilities
Good outline as to what service learning students need to do before, after, and during their work experience.

Excellent Overall Sites

Learning In Deed
A national initiative to engage more young people in service to others as part of their academic life.

The Madison House
The Madison House is a non-profit organization that promotes leadership development, inspires volunteer service, and cultivates relationships between University of Virginia students and the surrounding community.

Peace corps
Good website for getting ideas on lesson plans, great project ideas, and learn more on how to get involved. Learn more about the Peace Corps.

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