• Shorter time commitment
  • Allows students to explore different organizations or opportunities
  • Not directly tied with classroom instruction

Service Learning

  • Longer, ongoing time commitment
  • Connect with organization and other participants on a deeper level
  • May have some skill requirements
  • Learning component involves deep self-reflection
  • Projects usually developed by schools or providers


  • Prepares students for work
  • Influences career path
  • Enhances community responsibility
  • Brings diverse people together by unified cause
  • No financial compensation