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!
September is a time to catalyze volunteerism, community engagement and global unity through projects and events. September 11-21 has been designated as Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest.
- Take a look at some of the events planned during these 11 days.
- The Campus and Community Connections Fair brings several community guests to campus so that students can interact with potential community partners. Take a look to see who is coming this year!
More opportunities for service, volunteerism and civic engagement:
- Be a mentor for an Alma High School special education student through the A.S.A.P. Mentoring Program. (Alma Scots and Alma Panthers)
- Volunteer through student organizations and with community partners
- Off-campus work-study positions with non-profit organizations
- Alpha Phi Omega, Omicron Tau chapter, a co-ed service fraternity
Find opportunities for service and track your involvement with Helper Helper
- Download the app for Iphone or Android or use the link above
- Login with your Alma email
- Search for Opportunities: commit, check in/out and track your involvement
- Create your service resume as an Alma College student
Connect with other Alma College students, faculty and staff interested in service learning on the AC Service Learning Facebook page. For information contact Sallie Scheide or stop by her office in the Chapel.