The action piece looks different for each course/program, and is developed collaboratively with community partners to address community-identified needs . In some cases, students will be completing service hours with a community organization over the term, and in others cases, students will contribute their time to multiple single-day events in the community.
The type of service may vary. In some cases students will be contributing to the regular programming of an organization that a typical volunteer would complete. In other cases, our office or faculty would have worked collaboratively with the community organization to establish a case study, needs or policy assessment, research question, fundraising event, social change project, etc. Even in cases where a project is established, we encourage student participation in some regular programming to gain a full picture of the organization. Often students will be presented with choices for their placement hours and have an opportunity to address needs that connect closely with their own passions.