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
Maclay School. (2018). Service Learning / Types of Service Learning. Retrieved October 16, 2018, from https://www.maclay.org/Page/5322
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