Welcome to the Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism Main Content
The Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism seeks to support and foster the university mission of service by preparing students to be engaged, aware and responsible citizens.
At SIU, service-learning connects students to the community by integrating what is learned in the classroom with community service opportunities. These structured experiences allow students to use their acquired skills to solve real-world problems and reveal how what they have learned will help them make a difference. The ultimate goal of service-learning is that students use their knowledge to become engaged, informed and active citizens that are able to address a variety of social, economic, educational, and environmental issues that face the world.
The Faculty Fellows for Service-Learning Program is semester-length fellowship designed as a venue for faculty to incorporate service-learning into their courses. It is open to faculty of all ranges of experience in service-learning. For newcomers, the goal would be to design or adapt a course to include a service-learning component. For experienced faculty, goals might include expanding a current service-learning course, developing inter-disciplinary partnerships, or creating innovative assessment modules. The program’s goal is to expand and institutionalize service-learning at SIU.
At SIU, we are proud to host Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps, the first national service program in Illinois! Did you know that somewhere in the US, a child gives up on school every minute? As an AmeriCorps member you can change the lives of children who wish to leave school. Make a lasting impact on the lives of children by joining AmeriCorps. As an AmeriCorps member you help children improve their academic and reading skills, reduce absenteeism, and promote a positive view of education. Students selected for AmeriCorps receive a monthly stipend and after completion of service, they receive an education award.
Attention Graduating Students!
If you plan on graduating at the end of this semester, please be sure to turn in your Saluki Volunteer Corps documentation forms to our office TWO WEEKS BEFORE finals. Thank you.