At Your Service
MU Office of Service-Learning
Reaping the Benefits!
Having MU Service-Learners working for and with your agency can be very beneficial.
Benefits of Service-Learning
- Improved relationship with MU
- Increased awareness of and support for community organizations, issues and unmet community needs
- Access to scholars with expertise in area(s) of interest
- Help breakdown and dispel myths and stereotypes about students and community
- Provide an opportunity for a community to shape students’ values and to prepare students for remaining engaged with one's organization or the social issue throughout life
- Receipt of tangible project outcomes, research, and other resources useful for daily operation, grant data, supporting client needs, etc.
Learn more about how your agency can benefit from a partnership with us at the MU Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement here: https://servicelearning.missouri.edu/
How are service-learning students different from other volunteers?
Woodhaven shared this picture of service-learning student Jennifer this past fall 2015 semester and thanked her for her flexibility and great work. "We're grateful for our amazing service-learners! Way to go, Jennifer!" - Woodhaven
Josh and David shared their knowledge and expertise and helped with fundraising and marketing. "More awesome service-learning volunteer students from MU." - EnCircle Technologies
Douglass High School
13 MU students served at Douglass High School in tutoring, classroom assistance, mentoring, counseling assistance and English Language Learning. Community Partnerships Offer Expanded Learning Opportunities for Douglass High School Students
Douglass High School
Spring 2016 CLIP Government Interns
Taking Service Global
The MU Office of Service-Learning Global Internship and Service programs offers students the opportunity to:
- Engage with local communities abroad in meaningful ways
- Use what you learn in the classroom to make meaningful contributions to communities abroad
- Meet genuine needs of your host country
Global Service Programs combine academic studies, community engagement, and immersion in another culture to give students deep, meaningful international experiences. Through partnerships with local community organizations and schools, students engage with members of their host country through sustained service activities, benefiting the local communities and fulfilling critical human and environmental needs.
These programs are interdisciplinary in nature, allowing students from a variety of academic majors to participate. Service may involve teaching, health education and outreach, community development, environmental projects, business development, tourism, construction, or a variety of other activities that contribute to the well-being of individuals, communities, and nations where the MU students serve.
MU Sue Shear Fellows Women's Leadership Roundtable
Tuesday, March 8th, 6-8pm
518 Hitt Street
For more information about or participation in this event, please contact Christina U. King with the Office of Service-Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.