There a few ways to partner with the Warner Pacific College Service Program. You may want student volunteers for a once-a-year project or you may want to be an academic partner for students in service-orieneted courses. Please review our Compatibility Checklist to see if Warner Pacific would be a good fit with your organization!
1. Review the Compatibility Checklist below
2. Determine how your organization will best partner with Warner Pacific Service Learning
4. After the completion of the project, or end of the Academic year complete the Community Partner Evaluation and tell us what works and what we can improve on while working together.
While the Service-Learning Office cannot guarantee a student response to all service opportunities, we will circulate the event information online and across campus, notifying the students of the opportunity and details.
____ ACADEMIC SERVICE LEARNING projects often last the entire semester. Agencies interested in partnering with an ASL course must be available for 10-15 weeks during the semester. [Note: students might not be serving at your agency for the entire 10 – 15 weeks, but accessibility to staff (I.e. regarding reflection, evaluation, or follow-up questions) is vital to the success of the program.]
____ CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAM may include once-a-year projects, monthly volunteer needs or regular volunteer opportunities for students. If your organization does not have a designated place for individual students to volunteer, this may be the best option for you and WP.
____ ASL partnership must be worthwhile and beneficial for both student and community. Be able to provide a site-visit and educational session on the history and mission of your organization (orientation should be a minimum of 20 minutes). There must be mutual exchange of knowledge and resources between all partners involved in a service-learning project.
____ CCP Partners must be worthwhile and beneficial for both student and community. Provide a maximum 30minute orientation of organization, including history, mission and vision. There must be mutual exchange of knowledge and resources between all partners involved.
____ ASL tasks, given by the community partner, must be challenging in order to encourage civic engagement and to strengthen students’ critical thinking skills. The tasks must connect with the student’s learning objectives within the course. Academic rigor is not compromised; students are evaluated based upon learning, not for service.
____ CCP tasks assigned by community partner must be beneficial and challenging to encourage student civic engagement and feelings of responsibility to the population being served.
____ An intentional, thorough orientation is required of all community partners at the start of the student’s service.
____ Community partners need to keep open and clear communication with service-learning staff for the duration of the project. The Service-Learning Coordinator will be contacted if any problems or concerns arise from the CP.
____ Warner Pacific is committed to diversity, and a priority is placed on connecting students to multifarious settings and with diverse populations. We ask that Community Partners strive to offer this experience to students.
____ Similarly, Warner Pacific is committed to under-resourced populations. When placing students at local agencies, priority is given to nonprofit organizations, under-resourced agencies, and organizations whose mission it is to serve low-income populations. We ask that CP’s consider themselves to be serving this population.
Community Partner Interest Form: Co-Curricular Program (complete this for each project opportunity)