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Learning & Serving Well

SL 101: Lesson Three

No matter how you obtained your service position in connection with a service-learning class, it's vitally important to make a good impression while you're on site.  The following video explains why, and offers (and explains) ten tips to help you be the best volunteer and learner you can be while you're on site:

  1. Approach volunteering as you would a job search
  2. Know what you can (and can't) offer
  3. Do your research before contacting an organization
  4. Be clear when communicating with the organization
  5. Be patient in awaiting organization responses
  6. Be flexible about your expectations
  7. Treat your position as if it were a paid job
  8. Stay focused on your learning goals while on site
  9. Document your position and work appropriately
  10. When in doubt, ASK.


Service-Learning Program · Center for Experiential Learning · 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Shipping address: Sullivan Center for Student Services · 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3366 · Fax: 773.508.3955 · E-mail: servicelearning@luc.edu

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