Each semester certain courses offer a service learning component. The guidelines for the service project are determined by the course instructor. This includes the length of service, the types of placements, and the reflection activities. Students choose a non-profit organization where they engage in activities that are connected to classroom learning. Students benefit through hands-on experiences while the community benefits from student support.
Check out the Service-Learning Coordinator's list of Service-Learning Opportunities for both Manitowoc County and Sheboygan County. For more listing of possible service-learning projects, please check out the website for the Volunteer Center of Sheboygan and United Way Manitowoc County.
Q & A
How do I know which courses offer a service component?
The lists of service-learning courses/programs are posted on this site.
What types of service opportunities are available?
There are numerous activities available. Students are placed in pre-approved organizations that best fit the learning objectives of their course. Opportunities include: educational outreach, conservation efforts, youth services, senior assistance, health and social services, and so much more.
What are the benefits of service learning?
Students can discover connections between classroom and community, learn though applied experiences, explore career choices, and become more actively involved in the community.
How does this program differ from volunteerism?
Service learning is a teaching method that incorporates community based activities into the curricula. Unlike volunteers, service learning students are required to connect service experiences to course content through reading, writing and dialog.
Can students with busy schedules participate in service-learning?
Most students have busy schedules with work, school, family, and other obligations. Even so, there are plenty of opportunities to serve. Some organizations provide night and weekend placements while others are open to meeting individual needs.
How do I learn more about the program?
Visit the Service-Learning Coordinator in the Student Success Center (L-271). This staff will be happy to assist students with their service projects.
See which LTC Programs & Courses incorporate Service-Learning. For more Service-Learning opportunities for both Manitowoc County and Sheboygan County, check out our updated list of Service-Learning Opportunities.