Orientation page 7
What is Service Learning?
Is Service Learning Right
How do I enroll?
Turn in my paperwork
Choosing an approved
When I find an approved
Important things to know
Reflection ... time to
Withdrawing or not
By the end of the term
When I find an approved agency
Ask questions by phone to see if your hours and skills match the agency’s needs
If it seems like a good match, set-up an interview, visit the agency and discuss your placement.
Provide the agency with a copy of your class syllabus so your objectives are clear.
Arrange date and time you may begin your Service Learning experience with the supervisor.
Begin a time sheet.
Be sure your service relates to your CNM class.
Ask the approved agency about:
Service Learning Location – office address and service location may differ.
Hours – Office hours & service hours may differ & agency’s required hours may differ from CNM requirement of 15 hours per term.
Parking – Is it free? Is it safe? Is it lit?
Bus services – Is there a direct route?
Special requirements – fingerprinting, clothing, uniforms, shoes or TB testing.
Agency orientation for students – this time does NOT count toward the required CNM Service Learning hours!
What if ... ?
The designated agency contact person is no longer at the agency?
Solution: Move on! Call other approved agencies.
Agencies aren’t calling you back?
Solution: Call every chosen agency every day. The first one to respond will win your good work!
The agency has all the Service Learning students they need?
Solution: Again, move on! Call other agencies.
I can’t find an agency that works for me?
Solution: Maybe reconsider the Service Learning option this term. Try again next term. If it's not an option,again, move on and keep calling other agencies.