Service Learning Student Orientation
What You Need To Get Started: Student Forms
If you are enrolled in a course with a service learning component please download the following documents:
- Student Service Learning Guidebook (PDF, 176KB)
The Student Service Learning Guidebook is designed to be a reference tool for students participating in a service learning class. The Learning Guidebook provides you with step-by-step instructions about the service learning process.
- Student Learning Plan (PDF, 120KB)
The Student Learning Plan is a three-way contract that specifies the student’s responsibilities at their service-learning site and is required for all service-learning students. The faculty member should make this form available to the student at the beginning of the semester. It is the students responsibility to complete the Service Learning Plan information, including the learning and servicie objectives and have the plan signed by the student, faculty member and site supervisor, as indicated. The learning plan needs to be turned in by the student to the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) before begining their service. Learning Plans will be kept on file in the Center's office for 1 year after the course ends.
- Student Log (MS Excel, 16KB)
The student tracking log is an optional tool for students to use to help keep track of their individual service hours. When students go to the community based organization site, they can fill out the log. This tracking sheet can be used by faculty to double check a students hours and by students to serve as proof of the hours they served at the community based organization.
- Emergency Contact Form (PDF, 20KB)
The Emergency Contact Form should be completed by students. This Contact form is to be given, by the student, to their site supervisor at the organization where they are serving.
- CSU Volunteer Form (PDF, 361KB)
Students who are serving at agencies that do not provide workers compensation insurance for students need to complete this application. These applications are signed by the student and the faculty member and turned in to the CCE's office by the student. Applications are effective as soon as turned in to the CCE's office and ideally should be submitted before the student starts their service hours.
NOTE: To verify if you need to complete a Volunteer Form please go the to Community Partner Database and scroll down to Special Requirements. If the box for CSU Volunteer Form is checked you will need to follow the instructions above.
Live Scan/TB Testing
Some service placement sites may require a Live Scan. Check first with your site supervisor or contact our offices if you are unsure about Live Scan requirements. Live Scan refers to the process of capturing fingerprints into a digitized format. These digitized images are then transmitted to the Department of Justice and FBI for background check and clearance.
Some service placement sites may require you to be TB tested.TB testing is available at no charge for students at the Student Health Center, located behind Sage Hall. Tests can be applied every day except Thursday and you must be able to return to the Student Health Center in 48-72 hours to have the test read by the provider and receive your documentation http://www.csuci.edu/studenthealth/index.htm
Student Employment Opportunities
The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) has the following Federal Work Study position available. The CCE is currently hiring Service Ambassadors for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013. For more information please view the position description and student employment application below.
Making a Living While Making a Difference: Resources for Activists, Intellectuals and Servants
These website resource is designed to help students or recent graduates research a variety of employment opportunities within the different service sectors. Websites are listed under the different service sectors with brief descriptions about the websites purpose or primary focus. To view a list of view website resources click here. (PDF, 41.5KB)
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United Way of Ventura County: Interested in Making a Postive Community Impact
Volunteer today using the easy-to-search online network lists. Nearly 200 ways to volunteer in Ventura County. Over 1500 volunteers referrals have been made to support local organizations. Search for a match by area of interest, keyword, location and availability. Whether your talent is tutoring students, assisting seniors, working with animals, cleaning our environment or simply lending a helping hand, we have these and many other opportunities available for you. To view the United Way online volunteer database click here.