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THE SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM

Become a volunteer in your community and make a difference in the world around you!

Children learning

Los Angeles Valley College's Service Learning Program links students as volunteers with nonprofit agencies (xls). Through volunteer service, students gain valuable practical experience that can be related to any class. Many Valley College instructors incorporate Service Learning into their courses enahncing opportunities for learning, while allowing students to gain hands-on work experience in the community. Most requirements are about 15 to 20 hours of volunteer service per semester. Students must also maintain a "reflection journal," challenging them to think, write, and talk critically about (and thereby learn from) their experiences.

Benefits to You

Benefits to Faculty

Benefits to Los Angeles Valley College

Benefits to Community Agencies

Volunteer Opportunities:

Whatever your interests, you can make a difference. Your services are needed in a variety of areas:

Youth Programs

Homeless

Senior Service

Housing Programs

Health Programs

Literacy

Political involvement

Environment

How to Get Started

For more info, see Mr. Rick Brossman in the Counseling Department (818) 947-2642.