Service Learning Process
- Identify a need or area of interest in your school or community (consult the wheel on page 9 of this handbook to stay on
- Discuss what you would like to do with your parents and get approval.
- Contact a Service-Learning Provider (this could be a community agency, an organization, a club or a teacher advisor) who currently addresses the need or area of interest you have identified to gather additional information.
Preparation and Planning
- Work with your selected Service-Learning Provider to identify specific duties that would be expected of you.
- Complete the Service-Learning Approval Form located at www.gcsnc.com and get the 3 required signatures from your parents, your Service-Learning Provider and yourself.
- Turn in the form to your school’s counseling office or your school’s designated Service-Learning contact person.
- Always keep a copy of your documents for your own records.
- Receive an approval of your project from the Character Development Office within two weeks of submitting your Service-Learning Approval Form.
- Begin the change in your school and community.
- Continue your reflections throughout your time of service.
- Get started in x2VOL to track your hours (instructions on page 20-21).
- Document your reflections before, during and after the service.
- Choose unique ways to reflect throughout the service. (Example(s): Create a mural/scrapbook, make a video, write a poem, keep a journal or complete the Service-Learning Reflection form.)
- Discuss your reflection activity with the Service-Learning Provider at the end of your service.
- Share your experience with your family, friends, school, house of worship, community or elected officials.