Service Learning

Welcome to the Center for Service-Learning, the gateway to experiential knowledge. For more information, please read below; additionally, check out our Service-Learning Presentation!

What is Service-Learning?

Service-Learning is a method of teaching and learning that engages students in meaningful service to their community through careful integration of academic instruction. Service-Learning gives students an opportunity to use knowledge gained in the classroom to address needs in the neighborhood.

Healthy community-based food supply Education support Affordable housing choices
Healthy community-based food supply Education Support Affordable housing choices

Service-Learning provides high-quality learning opportunities by optimizing teaching and learning through coordination between classroom faculty, individual students, and our community partners.

Service-Learning Courses

Courses which incorporate Service-Learning vary from quarter to quarter. This list is not all inclusive. Click on the course title to view the course description.

All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

Class Credits
ART 197 Art Mediums and Techniques 3
CHEM& 162 Advanced Gereral Chemistry 5
CMST& 101 Intro to Speech 5
CMST 223,224 Intercollegiate Speech and Debate 5
EDUC& 202 Intro to Education 5
EDUC 270 Intro to Developmental Disabilities 5
EDUC& 204 Intro to Special Education 5
ENGL& 102 Advanced English Composition 5
GENST 106 College Success 3
GRM& 121 Intro to German 5
HIS 101 Hearing Instrument Specialist 5
HIST& 214 Hist & Govt of Washington and the Pacific Northwest 5
HS 102 Intro to Human Services 5
HS 131, 132 Human Services Seminar 5
HS 136 Interpersonal Communication 5
HS 238 Group Effectiveness 5
HSGER 101 Intro to Gerontology 5
HSGER 110 Leisure, Learning, & Living 5
HSGER 201 Aging and Mental Health 5
HSGER 210 Aging and Personality 5
HSGER 250 Death, Grief, & Loss 5
IS 126 Internet Publishing 5
PSYC& 100 Intro to Psychology 5
SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology 5

Service-Learning Office

Our offices are located in Building 24, Rooms 120, 122 and 123.


Select the email link to send an email.

Faculty/Staff Phone Office Email
Crow, Rob; Director of Workforce Transitions (509) 533-3522 30-247 Rob.Crow@sfcc.spokane.edu
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Service-Learning Staff

Faculty/Staff Phone Office Email
Stime, Eunice; Service-Learning Program Coordinator (509) 533-3259 24-123 Eunice.Stime@sfcc.spokane.edu
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Service-Learning Agreement and Educational Plan Form

  1. Agreement Plan Section (top portion):
    Fill out the top portion of the Agreement Plan

  2. Education Plan Agreement Section (middle portion):
    Fill out the Education Plan Section (middle portion) with your Community Partner Agency Supervisor

  3. Time Sheet Section (bottom portion):
    Track your hours and submit this completed form to your Instructor before the end of the Quarter

Community Partner Agency may also ask you to fill out their volunteer application as well as a background check form.

Community Partners

On this page you will find opportunities for service within the Greater Spokane region. The Community Partners listed here have all partnered with SFCC to meet the challenges and goals of our Service-Learning program.

Once you know you have a Service-Learning assignment, research the Community Partners link and choose one or several that meet your class goals.

Using the information provided, contact them, request a volunteer application and set up a time to meet them in person for an interview.

If you have difficulty getting a call or email back from your chosen Community Partner, or if you want to choose a local non-profit organization that is not listed here, contact the staff in the SFCC Center for Service-Learning immediately.


Browse our newsletters archive for Service-Learning activities and photos.

Service-Learning Club

Mission Statement

Advisor Contact Info
Darlene Rickett
(509) 533-3308

The Service-Learning Club provides students with opportunities to become civically engaged community members. A civically engaged student will find increased opportunities in employment, scholarship, and higher education goals. The Service-Learning Club provides fun service activities for personal and professional growth.

Meeting Time and Place

Contact Club Advisor, Darlene Rickett


From blood drives, to city cleanup, to disaster response, the Service-Learning club is dedicated to building a better community. Among our annual and recent activities include:

INBC Blood Drive

The INBC Blood Drive is a club project that occurs Quarterly throughout the year to benefit recipients of blood through the Inland Northwest Blood Center in Spokane (INBC). The INBC is a non-profit organization and SFCC community partner that focuses on the blood needs of the Inland Northwest.

Alternate Spring Break 2012

For our annual Alternate Spring Break, students traveled to the Mississippi Delta of southern Louisiana to tutor students in 3rd and 4th grades at Pointe Aux Chenes Elementary school getting ready for their iLEAP state exams (similar to the Washington WASL exams). This community was hit by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Andrew as well as being directly hit by the BP Gulf oil spill. The students also visited New Orleans in a one-day whirl-wind tour, swam in the gulf, and canoed into the marsh with a marine biologist from LUMCON. They toured Native lands in the bayous with a local Native American who is also a fisherman of the Cajun culture, and learned firsthand about the issues affecting the Delta, its people and its culture. Finally, they visited Grand Isle with a descendent of a pirate who settled there, went Cajun dancing and took private Cajun dance lessons.

This only scratches the surface. Please see our newsletters for more of our activities!


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