Service-Learning Online

From grant writing to research, program development to creating education material. Explore the ways service-learning can be done from any environment.

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Remote Service-Learning Examples

Indirect Service-Learning Advocacy-based Service-Learning Research-based Service-Learning

1. Identify the problem/issue that you are currently working to address (Example: Access to healthcare; Environmental Issues in communities; Child Abuse and Neglect; Citizen Engagement in Communities; Hunger, Homelessness, Pollution in the water due to incorrect disposal of medications; lack of cultural knowledge and language for first responders; etc., etc.)

1. Work with your assigned community learning site partner to develop an advocacy campaign to address a topic important to that partner (Examples: Healthy Eating; Stop Smoking; Drunk Driving; Clean Water)

1. Conduct research about a topic or problem/issue (Examples: Vision Deficiencies and Congestive Heart Failure – Is there a relationship or correlation?; Healthy Eating and Vision Deficiencies; Stroke Victims and Vision Deficiencies; Addressing how Medications are Disposed of – the Impact on Clean Water; etc., etc.)

2. Review current literature on the issue in your community (Reading the Community Focus Report is a great place to start)

2. Creating Educational Material to be used for Classroom Learning (lesson plans; activities; etc.)

2. Conduct research to map areas of food insecurity, or drugs, or crimes, or lack of educational facilities, or afterschool programs, etc., for a community

3. Identify at least two articles that discuss the issue or problem in a community that you have identified

3. Writing a Grant or looking for/identifying potential grants for an organization/community learning site partner

3. Impact of vision deficiencies on learning

4. Critically think about how you would work to address this problem in a community

4. Writing a business plan for a new program


5. Write a plan that discusses elements 1-4 and submit in a report form fashion that can be provided to your community learning-site partner

5. Developing a new program