SERVE, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, GET INVOLVED
Alma students participate in community-oriented projects each year, serving others while they learn!
While some students engage in academic service learning, which combines meaningful community service opportunities with selected courses, others participate in Alternative Breaks, Greek philanthropies, service-oriented clubs and groups and community service work-study opportunities.
Each term, the college offers academic service learning courses that will allow you to apply your classroom learning to a real-life situation in the community. By applying your new knowledge through service with others, you will learn the material more quickly while reflecting on the service and it will stay with you longer. And it’s more fun!
More opportunities for service, volunteerism and civic engagement:
- Volunteer through student organizations and with community partners,
- Off-campus work-study positions with non-profit organizations,
- The Service House, a small housing option focused on community service, and
- Alpha Phi Omega, Omicron Tau chapter, a co-ed service fraternity.
Connect with other Alma College students, faculty and staff interested in service learning on the AC Service Learning Facebook page. For information contact Anne Ritz or stop by the Center for Student Opportunity.
Find us in the Center for Student Opportunity!
September 27, 2014
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.:
Kids Night Out
Volunteers needed to lead & supervise youth: basketball, dodgeball, swimming, movie, games, crafts, and concessions at Alma High School. Sponsored by Service Learning in collaboration with Alma Public Schools. Contact Susan Smoker: firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer!
October 1, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.:
Service Learning Task Force meeting
Service Learning Task Force lunch & meeting
October 14, 2014
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.:
College Positive Volunteer (CPV) Training
Become a CPV (College Positive Volunteer), help K-12 youth take steps towards higher education. Training resources & certificate provided. Sponsored by Service Learning & MNA Civic Engagement AmeriCorps*VISTA
November 13, 2014
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.:
Blood Drive (Michigan Blood Services) sponsored by Theta Chi
January 19, 2015
11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:
MLK Jr. Day Blood and Marrow Drives
MLK Jr. Day Red Cross Blood Drive and Be the Match Bone Marrow Drive. Sponsored by Service Learning & UHPAC.