Service-Learning - How it Works

  • Review course syllabus and discuss requirements  for service learning with course faculty
  • Read the service learning guidelines  and review the safety guidelines.
  • Complete Community Based Service Learning Application (PDF) and sign it. Your application must be turned in to COM 201 and a copy turned in to your course faculty prior to starting your service hours.
  • Email Mary Smith to make an appointment with the community based learning office to review your application and identify options for not-for-profit agencies with which to complete service hours. 

Find your community placement site. See community services sites list (PDF)

  • Review the websites of the agencies where you are considering serving.
  • Make an appointment to discuss opportunities that will meet your course objectives. Share the letter from your course instructor that discusses what objective you need to meet for the course with the service hours. START this process within 2 weeks of your course!
  • Discuss their requirements for orientation, training and scheduling your hours.
  • Complete the Confirmation Placement form and have it signed by the agency and you. Make four copies - give one to agency, course faculty , community based learning office (COM 201) and one for you. This form must be turned in in by first week of your service.
  • Each time you go to serve at your community site take your Hours Report/Verification and Final Evaluation Form (PDF) and record your hours, the site supervisor will need to initial each entry.

You must plan and reflect on your service in order to meet your course outcomes/assignment and to gain the most you can from this experience. 

Civic Honors

Civic Honors Graduates with Dr. Calaway

If you like service-learning, check out civic honors.

Service Learning Stories

Teaching Nutrition
Think it’s impossible to eat healthy on a budget? Amber Janes, student in Johnson County Community College’s dietary manager certificate program, would beg to differ.

Anna Page

Campus Compact Fellow
When Anna Page was named a Kansas Campus Compact faculty fellow, she set two goals for herself: strengthen community ties for service learning and combat hunger in whatever concrete ways she could.

Nursing Team in Uganda

Service learning expands to Uganda
For the past two years, nursing students from JCCC have completed a three-week medical mission at St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor (pronounced Latch-o) in the Gulu district of northern Uganda.

Honorable Reagan Okumu

Finding more ways to help
Expanding service learning opportunities in northern Uganda was the purpose of a recent visit by the Honorable Reagan Okumu, a legislator for the Gulu district.

Jeremy Higgins

Using talents, making a difference
Johnson County, with its affluence and opportunity, is worlds away from the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota.

Jorden Henderson

Unbridled passion
A personal passion Jorden Henderson discovered while participating in the Civic Honors program at JCCC led her to North Dakota State University to pursue a degree in equine science with a minor in therapeutic horsemanship.

Food Pantry

JCCC fights hunger
Johnson County Community College students and employees are fighting hunger this semester with a pair of efforts that attack the problem both globally and locally.

Dan Eberle

Harnessing the power of the sun
You might say that Dan Eberle got into hot water when he and a group of six students visited Mexico this spring.

Citizen Diplomacy

JCCC honored for citizen diplomacy
JCCC has been selected by the Higher Education Task Force and U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy as one of 10 U.S. colleges and universities that serves as an outstanding example of how to engage Americans in citizen diplomacy and address the major global challenges of the 21st century.