Uma, Service Learning Student

"I've seen my service learning experience as a positive one with many opportunities to learn ." - Uma
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 Henrik, Service Learning Student


"Service Learning was more than fun; it was more engaged with human relations than any essay I would have possibly typed up late into the night." - Henrik Read more







"My service learning really changed my personal goals."
- Luke
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  Melissa, Service Learning Student


" My service learning experience touched my heart and opened my eyes."
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"Personally, I have gained friends, knowledge, a sense of accomplishment, and a very important skill to think beyond myself, and see the greater value of volunteering. I learned the core meaning of helping. It strengthens, builds, and helps our communities. Service gives experience. It relates to our goals in our own neighborhoods. Service makes us feel good, learn, and more importantly inspires. If everybody gave service we would be very stable and connected. It also gives us an opportunity to view things at multiple angles. This was a wonderful learning experience for me personally. It has opened my mind to the many things we can do to make changes within our community and with very limited time committments. The lives that I have touched have given me back more than I could have imagined. My only regret is that I did not try this sooner. So the next time you want something to do think about volunteering in the community. I believe you might be surprised not only with what you learn but how good you feel when you help others. At the beginning I thought the idea of volunteering was a waste of time. I put it off as long as possible. I am still amazed by what I got out of the time doing service learning. One thing I learned was how to do finish work on a house. I also learned how much people need homes that I helped build. It was a great experience that I would recommend to anyone. I am hooked and if you find the right organization you will be hooked too. After having volunteered at several sites I think service learning is something everybody should do in their life. I found it extremely helpful to understand different components of others lives during my service hours."   

"I learned a lot of valuable information from the service learning project. I not only know what subpoenas are, but I also know how to serve them and how to write a report after a successful serve. I feel that this project also helped me build my resume. I put this project under my volunteer services in my resume and I think that this will be impressive for my future career path in law enforcement. I not only thank the community partner for letting me participate in the service learning power point project for the Maple Grove Police Department, but I also thank the instructor for having us do a 10 hour volunteer service project. I think we had a big impact that day, and helped keep everybody safe. The way they made it sound like when I signed in, I thought it was going to be a lot of standing around and doing nothing; basically just telling people to go that way and this way, but it ended up controlling traffic and making sure nobody was hurt. I think what we did that day helped many people stay safe, and we got numerous thank you's for being there volunteering. Overall, this experience was a very positive one for me. The people I work with were very friendly and respectful. I enjoyed communicating with the parents and children as they would walk by going to the event or going to their car. Overall I enjoyed my time at the Goodwill-Easter Seals. The work I did there doesn't seem like a big deal but I know I helped a lot. These tasks are things that have to be done all the time.  I know that most of the people that work there were glad to have some extra help. The Goodwill Easter Seals are a part of many things in the community. The most significant, in my mind, would be the work they do with probationers and parolees. It also closely relates to this class and criminal justice in general." 

"Service Learning made me feel good about myself. I realized that I had something in me to give to others, especially the elderly that I visited during my service. Service Learning has made a very big difference in my understanding of material. It teaches one to give to the community freely. It is a learning process to work with others be it children, adults, the elderly. It made me feel that I am contributing my quota to humanity. It is a great way to get involved in new things and it could possibly help you decide on your future plans. I think it made me realize that you can make a difference in a kid's life. It helped me understand the kids better and how to read to them."