Finding a Service Site
SL101: Lesson Two
Have you registered for a class that requires you to complete 20+ hours of DIRECT service in the community? Not sure how to find that opportunity? No worries: the CEL offers LOTS of resources to help you in your search!
RamblerLink is a searchable database maintained by the CEL and Loyola's Career Centers, in cooperation with organizations all over Chicago. Organizations can use RamblerLink to post volunteer positions, internships, and full-time jobs as a way of recruiting Loyola students.
Take Action is a map-based, categorical listing of key community partners of the University. We encourage you to consider opportunities at these sites where many Loyola students have served (and had good experiences) in previous semesters. Populate the map to search by organizations' missions, clients, or programs, and then click on any marker to learn more and get involved!
The CEL regularly posts hot new opportunities, including volunteer opportunities, on its HOTLIST Tumblr page. Tumblr posts also feed to the CEL's Facebook and Twitter pages, so follow us for the latest info about getting engaged in your community!
Not sure how to make contact with an organization or what to say when you do? The following video reviews:
- How to choose a service site
- How to present yourself to representatives of organizations you're interested in
- What to do once you've picked an organization where you'd like to serve