Why Service-Learning at Willamette?

The Service-Learning program at Willamette University was first created in 1993. Since then, Service-Learning has been an important part of student life at Willamette.

What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning is “a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” (National Service Learning Clearinghouse)

Make a positive change in your community 

Collaboration between community partners, faculty, staff and students can be a mutually meaningful and beneficial experience.

Students volunteering packing food at food bank

Enhance a strong connection between academics and experience

Through experiential learning, students are able to apply educational concepts to their service experiences.

Student building sheds for community garden

Experience locally, Act globally

Service-learning helps students gain a sense of civic responsibility by engaging in the local community, provides practical application of coursework, and enhances their educational experiences. 


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