Tips for Success
Manage Your Time
Start your service no later than the 4th week of the semester.
Use a daily planner to keep track of all your appointments.
Find a location close to EVC, home, or work.
Allocate a minimum of 2 hours a week per semester.
Be your Own Advocate
Talk to your site coordinator and other students to find out how to get to know people at your organization and any other questions you will have.
Be outgoing and say hello to people at your site. By showing genuine interest, you are more likely to form meaningful relationships.
Learn people's names, this is the first step to getting to know someone.
Be patient when getting to know your site's members. Relationships take time and effort.
Set Goals for your Service Experience
Create a learning plan to map out what you hope to learn/accomplish through your Service-Learning experience.
Be specific with exactly what is to be accomplished, be it acquiring knowledge, gaining skills, and/or an adjustment in attitudes/values.
Schedule the accomplishment in a defined period of time.
Discuss your learning plan with your instructor and site supervisor.