Making a Good Impression

SL 101 Lesson Three: Making a Good Impression

No matter how you obtained your service position in connection with a service-learning class, it's vitally important to make a good impression while you're on site.  This video explains why, and offers (and explains) ten tips to help you be the best volunteer you can be:
  1. Approach volunteering as you would a job search
  2. Know what you can (and can't) offer
  3. Do your research before contacting an organization
  4. Be clear when communicating with the organization
  5. Be patient in awaiting organization responses
  6. Be flexible about your expectations
  7. Treat your position as if it were a paid job
  8. Stay focused on your learning goals while on site
  9. Document your position and work appropriately
  10. When in doubt, ASK.

These tips and more can also be found on the service-learning program website.

Key forms for documenting your position (i.e. the Service-Learning Agreement and instructions for creating experiential learning records in LOCUS) and your hours of service (i.e. the Hours Log) can be found below


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Aug 22, 2012, 2:06 PM
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