Please note: This is a general guide; your professor may have different requirements.
First Week of Classes
- Think about which service-learning placement will best fit with your schedule, coursework, activities, etc. (remember that this is a commitment for the entire semester).
- If you need to use Loyola vehicles, follow the vehicle instructions and start now!
Second Week of Classes
- Make a final decision about your service-learning placement.
- Contact the appropriate CCSJ Service Coordinator or Community Partner Staff Person (see “Tips” below).
- If you are serving at a site without a CCSJ Service Coordinator, schedule your on-campus prep session by emailing email@example.com.
Third Week of Classes
- Continue communication with CCSJ Service Coordinator or Community Partner Staff.
- Arrange for an orientation and visit to agency OR begin your service.
Fourth Week of Classes
- Complete the service-learning contract with your community agency supervisor; plan ahead to meet the contract due date assigned by your professor! Note: a service-learning contract may not be required for your course – ask your professor if you’re not sure.
- YOU MUST BEGIN SERVICE by this week to complete your hours.
* When contacting the Service Coordinator or Community Partner, send an email and mention that you are a service-learning student from __________ (name of course) with __________ (name of professor) and that you’re interested in doing your service at ___________ (name of community partner). Also, it is helpful to list the days/times you are available in this initial email – the more info you give the Service Coordinator, the more quickly you will get set up!
* Communicate with your professor. If you have questions/problems, let your professor know what’s going on before it’s too late! Contact Megan Linz Dickinson for assistance firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the CCSJ office.
And most importantly…ACT QUICKLY!! This whole process takes time, so avoid a late start by making a decision and starting the process as soon as possible.