There are LOTS of reasons you may want to get in touch with the service-learning program staff. Here are some of the most common ones...
Recruit Volunteers -- A typical service-learning class requires students to complete 20-30 hours of service in a 10-12 week period (or in 6-8 weeks during summer). This means Loyola puts out hundreds of student volunteers every semester, all over Chicago (and beyond).
- Want to learn more about where Loyola students have volunteered through service-learning? Visit our interactive map!
- Want to recruit good volunteers? Write a good volunteer job description! The more specific and detailed your job description, the more likely students will be interested by the opportunity.
- Need help formulating a good volunteer job description? Download our "How to Write a Volunteer Job Description" guide!
- To reach the maximum number of students, post your job description on Loyola's RamblerLink online recruiting system.
- Need a volunteer even sooner? Submit your description to our CEL Hotlist!
- Want to recruit in person? Register with our Career Center to be part of an upcoming on-campus job & service fair (see our Partnership Calendar for dates).
Propose a Project -- Got a "back burner" project you've been wanting to move on, or a brilliant idea you don't have staff for? It may be just the community-based opportunity one of our service-learning faculty has been looking for...but we won't know unless you tell us about it.
- Use our community project ideas form to share your latest, greatest ideas for campus-community collaborations with the CEL.
- Remember: submitting a project is the beginning of what could be a lengthy conversation! We can't promise you that a faculty member will want to work on your idea, but we can promise to let as many of them as possible know about it.
- Is your project a RESEARCH project? Do you require more specialized support than you think undergrads could provide, or anticipate a project timetable of longer than one semester? Check out Loyola's Community-Campus Collaborative Research Initiative proposal for 2012-2013.
Report a Problem -- Sometimes things happen. Sometimes things don't work out. If you're having trouble with a particular Loyola student, group, or class, we want to know about it.
- Having trouble with an individual student? Use the CEL's Incident Report form to let us know what's taken place.
- Loyola's CEL is committed to working with ALL our partners to resolve conflicts that may arise with any of our students, and can bring a wide range of University resources to support you AND the student.
- Having trouble with a particular class, faculty member, or project? Contact the Service-Learning Program Manager to let him know what's going on.
Recognize Extraordinary Effort -- Loyola aims to prepare our students to "lead extraordinary lives." Some of our students start down that path before they've even graduated. Do you want to recognize exceptional work on the part of a student, group, or class?
- Every spring, Loyola recognizes exceptional student and faculty efforts in its Weekend of Excellence.
- Has a particular student, group of students, class, or faculty member dazzled you with their generosity, their ability, or their "above and beyond" persistence? Nominate them for one of our new Magis Awards (FORTHCOMING)!
- Award winners are featured at the Symposium of Undergraduate Research & Engagement, when the awards are conferred. See our Partnership Calendar for more information!
Tell Us What's on Your Mind! -- Got a question or comment about service-learning, the CEL, or the University? Want to change the way we partner? Contact us! We want to hear from you.