Volunteer and Service Learning Center

Adapted from the Tennessee Tech University - University Service Center http://www.tntech.edu/volunteer/benefits/

Benefits to Faculty and Students

  • Enriches student learning of course material and brings books to life
  • Engages students in active learning that demonstrates the relevance and importance of academic work for their life experience and career choices
  • Increases awareness of current societal issues as they relate to academic areas of interest
  • Broadens perspectives of diversity issues and enhances critical thinking skills
  • Improves interpersonal skills that are increasingly viewed as important skills in achieving success in professional and personal environments
  • Develops civic responsibility through active community involvement

Benefits to the Community

  • Provides substantial human resources to meet educational, human, safety, and environmental needs of local communities
  • Allows the energy and enthusiasm of college students to contribute for meeting needs
  • Fosters an ethic of service and participation in students who will be tomorrow’s volunteers and civic leaders
  • Creates potential for additional partnerships with faculty and increased collaboration with the campus
  • Provides opportunities to be co-educators