Indirect Service-Learning: Not always visible
Working indirectly with individuals and organizations to address a community issue or need.
Painting rain barrels for land and water conservation efforts
Revitalizing buildings and structures
Creating a community garden
Creating promotional materials for local organizations
Direct Service-Learning: Usually visible
Working directly with individuals and organizations to address a community issue or need.
Tutoring other students and adults
Serving meals to the homeless
Volunteering for disaster services
Planning, conducting, and/or creating awareness initiatives and events to address a community issue or need.
Bringing in a guest speaker and discussion on a topic of interest in a community (Author of White Rage)
Educating and promoting pesticide-free lawns among local schools, daycares, and churches (Green Iowa)
Working with elected officials to draft legislation to improve communities
Collecting, analyzing, and/or implementing qualitative and quantitative data to address a community issue or need.
Analyzing an organization’s survey results to evaluate the effectiveness of their program
Conduct energy audits in public buildings
Compiling history facts
Suffolk University. (2017, August 01). Modes of Service-Learning. Retrieved October 16, 2018, from https://www.suffolk.edu/campuslife/3382.php
University of Central Arkansas. (2018). University of Central Arkansas | UCA | Types of Service Learning. Retrieved from https://uca.edu/servicelearning/types/
University of Minnesota. (2011). Direct, Indirect, Research, and Advocacy Engagement. Retrieved April 1, 2020 from http://ccel-app.umn.edu/cesp/programdetails/engagement_types.html