Service Learning


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 BreaksGreek philanthropiesservice-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:

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!

Upcoming Events

September 27, 2014

  • Image preview 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: to volunteer!

October 1, 2014

October 14, 2014

  • Image preview 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
    Blood Drive (Michigan Blood Services) sponsored by Theta Chi

January 19, 2015