Resources:

UMSL Service Site: The official community service site for UMSL students.

St. Louis Non-Profits Database : Independently search local organizations and volunteer opportunities.

Community Needs: A list of volunteer needs of local non-profit organizations including potential service-learning projects.

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Student Benefits:

  • Engages students in active learning that demonstrates the relevance and importance of academic work
  • Enhances academic achievement, critical thinking, tolerance of diversity, and civic responsibility
  • Improves interpersonal skills that are vital in achieving success in professional spheres
  • Increases awareness of current social issues as they relate to academic areas of interest

*Service-learning projects can be done in concordance with a class or independently tied to your area of study. If you are interested in incorporating a service project to a current course:

  • Approach your professor and let them know you are interested
  • Refer them to the Center for Teaching and Learning [mailto: ctl@umsl.edu] for support and resources regarding how to add a service-learning component
  • Work with the CTL and your professor to find an appropriate project

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