Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2022 MiraCosta Presidential Service Award & 2022 MiraCosta Volunteer Service Award!
This year 18 students earned the Presidential Service Award (100+ volunteer hours) and 17 students earned the Volunteer Service Award (50+ volunteer hours). Collectively, those students served 3586.55 volunteer hours!
Additionally, congratulations to all the MiraCosta students who participated in the Service Learning and Volunteer Program throughout the 2021-2022 school year! Despite the many challenges this year, students found the time to give back to their campus and community.
MiraCosta students completed 8677.8 service learning hours and 4216.3 volunteer hours from Summer 2021 through Spring 2022!
Frequently Asked Questions for Students
Students can discover connections between classroom and community, learn through applied experiences, explore career choices, earn hours that can be used towards scholarships, learn skills that can be applied in their future career, increase their cultural capital & social capital, adding service experience to a resume, network with local leaders and become more actively involved in the community.
According to the CSUSM website, "80% of [their] alumni stay in their local community." What better way to prepare for your future career, than to volunteer in your community!
Service learning is a teaching method that incorporates community-based activities into the curricula. Unlike volunteers, service learning students are required to connect service experiences to course content through reading, writing, and dialog.
Students interested in the Volunteer Program, are encouraged to visit the "Volunteer Program" webpage of the website to learn more about the program, download a volunteer booklet, and read about the service awards. Any student can participate in the volunteer program and can complete their service hours virtually or in person at their discretion.
To learn more about the Service Learning Program, benefits of service learning, how to complete the service learning paperwork, and more...watch the videos below!
Service Learning Orientation Video 2...coming soon!