Due to the CDC guidance regarding COVID-19, our Service Learning & Volunteer Center staff is continuing to work remotely for the fall 2021 semester; we are ready to assist you! Please contact us at 760.795.6616 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All calls and emails will be returned within 24 hours. If you would like to set-up a Zoom virtual meeting please email us so that we can get that set up for you. We hope you are being safe and taking good care of yourself.
Service Learning & Volunteer Center Team
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Remote Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:30 p.m. & Friday 8:00-3:00 p.m.
- Bea Palmer
- Analia Zamora-DeHart
Administrative Support II
- Student Advocates
Stephen Dykes, Araceli Luna, Makhi Williams-Kent
Common Questions Related to Service Learning & Volunteer Program
Please connect with your faculty, they will adjust your assignment accordingly. Your instructor may offer you the alternative assignment. If your service learning was mandatory the instructor will offer you a new option that aligns with moving courses online.
Send an email request with your student ID, first and last name, and indicate if you want your service history emailed or mailed. Please allow 3-5 business days for all service histories.
Yes, we will update our Service Learning Page and the Career Center’s JAIN Account, please check both, or email us with inquiries regarding potential openings for the fall 2021. The college has compiled a FAQ Sheet which contains a list of some of the most common questions and answers across campus departments.
What is Service Learning?
Service learning is a form of experiential education that partners academic instruction with community service. Students learn through participation in thoughtfully organized service activities that are course relevant and meet actual community needs. Each semester approximately 60 courses at MiraCosta College offer a service component either as an option or a requirement. Students are placed in non-profit organizations and public schools where they provide a variety of support services. These placements allow students to apply course theory in real world settings while making valuable community contributions. The Service Learning & Volunteer Center also houses an emergency food pantry, available to current MiraCosta students.
The mission of the Service Learning and Volunteer Center is to support and promote student success and student engagement through curricular and co-curricular community service. The center facilitates applied learning opportunities that enhance student learning while increasing personal civic responsibility, community awareness, personal growth, and cultural competency.
Our foundation is CASE: Community, Advocacy, Service, and Education.
The center hires a student leadership team of service oriented students who are passionate about education, community, advocacy, social justice, and equity. Student Advocates are assigned to a local Title I school or a local non-profit that supports a local Title I school. Their role is to assist the school with literacy and STEAM activities that promote higher learning. Advocates also work in the center and use their paid office hours as an opportunity to share service opportunities with other college students. Advocate tasks include: office hours, promoting program services, assisting students with food pantry services, and helping coordinate service projects that raise awareness on issues connected with education, community, social justice, and equity.