The goal of the Pre-Service Workshops is to help students prepare for their service-learning experience through intentional, structured reflection. Reflection is a central component of the service-learning experience; through reflection that is intentionally integrated with academic content, service-learning students are able to deepen their learning through a real life experience. The Pre-Service Workshop will provide students with a basic overview of service-learning fundamentals including building reciprocal relationships, approaching community work from an asset-based perspective, and exhibiting professionalism in their work with community organizations. Students will reflect on aspects of their personal identity and examine how these inform their ideas about entering into service work and how they would work through potential scenarios they might encounter as a service-learning student. Students will also have an opportunity to hear from their peers through activities, small group, and large group discussion.
How do I attend?
Pre-Service Workshops will be offered during the times listed below in MGH 171. No RSVP is necessary; please arrive 5 minutes early, and check in at the front desk.
- Thursday, October 2 – 2:00-3:30 PM
- Thursday, October 2 – 3:30-5:00 PM
- Friday, October 3 – 2:00-3:30 PM
- Monday, October 6 – 2:30-4:00 PM
- Monday, October 6 – 4:00-5:30 PM
- Wednesday, October 8 – 2:30-4:00 PM