Yes. Whenever members are not at the project site or performing other
Service hours are set by the particular project to which the team has been assigned; therefore they may vary. They can range from serving three weeks straight for 12 to 14 hours a day (such as disaster relief work or fire-fighting, where the need is great) to serving hours that resemble more of a regular work week (Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM).
Members participate in service-learning activities that are designed to increase their understanding of the service they do, the communities where they serve, and the importance of civic responsibility. Examples of service-learning activities include doing research about a project that a team will do, participating in structured reflection sessions and keeping a journal about the
Members will receive a variety of training and learn different skills through the service projects they perform. All members receive CPR/First Aid and Disaster Relief certification training from the Red Cross. They learn leadership skills, conflict management, team-building, community building, and many practical skills through formal and informal learning environments. Service learning is a priority for
Yes. All members will develop an individual learning plan at the beginning of the year that outlines their personal learning goals while they are in the program.
Yes, we currently offer undergraduate credit for the following courses: Introduction to Service Learning (3 credit hours) and Diversity in Service (3 credit hours). An additional course in Core Supervisory Skills (3 credit hours) is available for Team Leaders to pursue. All courses require classroom and fieldwork throughout the year of service that culminate with a final exam.
No. All members receive basic disaster relief training like CPR and first aid, but members must qualify for fire-fighting training by successfully completing an endurance test.