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The Center for Service Learning gives HCC students the opportunity to respond to the critical needs within our community through volunteer service.  Find out how you can get involved below.

  • Academics

    Want to make a difference in the community and learn about your course at the same time?  Then take a course with a service learning component!

    Fall 2018 courses featuring a service learning component include:

    • ENGL 121, College Composition
      • Section 120, taught by Brooke Tyson (episodic service)
      • Section 121, taught by Rick Leith (Oral History Collection)
      • Section 138, taught by Rick Leith (Oral History Collection)
      • Section 172, taught by Rick Leith (Oral History Collection)
      • Section 212, taught by Stacy Korbelak (Windows to the World)
    • ENGL 207, Ethics in Literature
      • Section 103, taught by Rick Leith (episodic service)
    • ENGL 210, Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, & Drama
      • Section 102, taught by Brooke Tyson (episodic service)
    • ENST 105, Environmental Science
      • Section 501, taught by Will Gretes
      • Section 504, taught by Will Gretes
      • Section J550 (Laurel College Center), taught by Lorraine Clarke
    • ENST 233, Environmental Health
      • Section 550, taught by Hannah Pie
    • HMDV 150, Rouse Scholars Seminar (Freshman)
      • Section H901, taught by Laura Cripps (episodic service)
    • HMDV 250, Rouse Scholars Seminar (Sophomores)
      • Section H901, taught by Matthew Van Hoose
    • HMDV 260, STEM Seminar III
      • Section 421, taught by Loretta Tokoley (episodic service)
      • Section 451, taught by Loretta Tokoley (episodic service)
      • Section H422, taught by Loretta Tokoley (episodic service)
    • HUMS 110, Intro to Human Services
      • Section 301, taught by Carla Lawson
    • HUMS 150, Community Resources and Partners
      • Section 301, taught by Carla Lawson
    • MLTS 203, Clinical Hematology
      • Section 301, taught by Eve Brunson-Pitt
    • MLTS 204, Clinical Immunology
      • Section 301, taught by Eve Brunson-Pitt
    • NURS 142, Fundamental Nursing Concepts
      • Multiple Sections, supervised by Ellen Nichols
    • PHIL 141, Philosophy of Yoga
      • Section 701, taught by Helen Heffer
    • PSYC 203, Abnormal Psychology
      • Section 901, taught by Susan Keach-Sweeney
      • Section N990 (online), taught by Susan Keach-Sweeney
    • SPAN 101, Foundational Spanish
      • Section 101, taught by Robin Bauer-Taylor (Book Project)
      • Section 102, taught by Robin Bauer-Taylor (Book Project)
    • SPAN 201, Intermediate Spanish
      • Section 101, taught by Claudia Dugan (Book Project)
      • Section N190 (online), taught by Claudia Dugan (Book Project)
    • SPAN 201, Intermediate Spanish
      • Section 102, taught by Robin Bauer-Taylor
    • YE 710, Using English in the Community
      • Taught by Mary Strabala
  • Service Learning Fair
    Each semester, the Center for Service Learning invites representatives from our partnering organizations to visit campus and talk with students about volunteer opportunities at the Service Learning Fair.

    Enrolled in a HCC course with a service learning component?  The Service Learning Fair is the optimal time and place to find your ideal service learning placement!

    Interested in volunteering in the community?  Attending the Service Learning Fair is a great way to meet local volunteer coordinators and learn how you can make a difference in the community!

    Thank you to the community partners listed below that were able to attend our fall 2018 Service Learning Fair on September 18th!  We really appreciated that these agencies took the time to speak with our students about volunteer opportunities to fulfill their Service Learning hours. 

     

    Fall 2018 Service Learning Fair - Participating Agencies

    Athelas Institute, Inc.

    Center of Help, Inc.

    Community Action Council of Howard County

    Esperanza Center

    Howard Community College Sustainability Office

    Howard Community College English Language Center

    Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks

    Howard County Office on Aging & Independence

    Howard EcoWorks

    LeCheval Stable

    Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland

    My Sister's Place Women's Center

    On Our Own of Howard County, Inc.

    Robinson Nature Center

    Wellness Center at HCC

  • Volunteer Opportunities
    How do you want to make a difference in the community?
    Individual Volunteer Opportunities

    Looking for your own personal way to make a difference in the community? Check out volunteer opportunity listings on the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County website for potential sites and individual opportunities.

    The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) offers individual and group opportunities as well as one-time or consistent volunteering opportunities at their Community Garden, Food Bank, and Head Start programs.  Please visit their website for more information on volunteer opportunities.

  • Alternative Breaks

    Interested in participating?

    Alternative Winter Break - (application deadline has passed)

    This winter break we will be traveling to the region of Los Santos, Costa Rica. Costa Rica is known for its diverse eco-systems, making up 5% of the earths global biodiversity. In recent years they have made a clear commitment to supporting sustainable efforts throughout the country to grow industry and support developing communities that lie within the cloud forests of the country.

     

    Dedicate a week of your winter or spring break to helping others through volunteer service!

    Offered each January and March/April, Alternative Break trips give students the opportunity to travel to a new location with a group of fellow students and two staff/faculty advisors in order to explore critical social issues through meaningful service, education, and reflection.  Each trip features a different social issue area of focus, community partner, and domestic or international location. 

    On past trips, students have built houses with Habitat for Humanity, fed individuals experiencing hunger, brought joy to children living with potentially terminal illnesses, cared for rescued animals, and helped people recovering from substance abuse. 

    Applications for Alternative Winter Break trips are typically available in October and due at the end of the month.  Applications for Alternative Spring Break trips are typically available at the start of the spring semester and due at the end of February. 

    The Center for Service learning consistently receives between 30 to 60 applications for each break trip.  Each break trip has a limited number of spots for student participants.  Applications are reviewed by a committee and then a select group of applicants are invited to participate in a short, 15-minute interview with the committee.  The committee then selects eight to ten students to participate in the trip, as well as three students to place on a wait list in case a spot becomes available. 

    Please note: All trips are substance-free and cost a nominal fee.  Students must be enrolled in a class at HCC and be over 18 years of age by the time of travel in order to apply. 

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