Service-Learning-Examples

Service-Learning-Examples








Service-Learning/Community Engagement Examples
Below are actual Western Technical College examples of
service-learning/community engagement activities. This is not a comprehensive list as
many more activities occur during the year. Additionally, there is a variety of ways to serve
and these methods are outlined in the first column.
Ways to Serve

Provide a
Community
Education
Offering

Fulfill a need for
a community
organization
(Work with a client
[community
organization] to
identify a need,
which students can
fulfill.)

Assist with an
ongoing need for
a community
organization

Serve within a
community
organization
(short-term
volunteering)

Advocacy/ Build
awareness

Actual Western Examples
 3-5 students facilitate a beginner level workshop
on a topic area related to their program of study
(ex. basic computer)

Actual Western Program
Connection
IT Computer Support Specialist
Medical Administrative Professional
Administrative Professional

 Class of students organize and conduct a service
to the community
(ex. mock interviewing, car checks, car-fit safety
check, technology help desk)

Automotive
Occupational Therapy Assistant
IT Computer Support Specialist

 Create an emergency shelter plan for dogs at an
animal rescue facility

Business Management

 Set up social media accounts and provide
training for the community organization
 Develop and distribute surveys and compile data

General Studies – Technical
Reporting

 Write content for publications
 Create architectural drafts for houses that
Habitat for Humanity will build

Architectural Drafting

 Help at an event (related to program of study)
where the community organization is providing
a service to others (ex. La Crosse County sealant
clinic)

Dental Assistant

 Provide tips about the job search process

General Studies – Applied
Communications

 Serve at a community organization to expose
oneself to course topics in action (ex. Hillview
Healthcare Center, Cavalier Cupboard)

General Studies – Developmental
Psychology
Human Services Associate

 5 or 10 hours required of volunteer service
unrelated to program/course topics. This gives
students exposure to the community and
encourages them to reflect on soft-skill
development.

Medical Assistant
IT Computer Support Specialist
Administrative Assistant

 Plan and deliver suicide prevention
presentations to area high schools

General Studies – Introduction to
Psychology