Service Learning Institute

Steps to Service Learning

Step 1: BROWSE

Your professor may have an approved list of Community Partners for your course. Start with the information your professor provides. If they would like you to search for your own opportunity, please see the resources below.

Use these resources to narrow down your top choices. Clear your choices with your professor before contacting the organization.

How to browse opportunities on CalState S4/MySLP

Opportunity Search Tips and Opportunity Activities list of suggested keyword terms.

Service Learning Opportunities:

  • CSUMB has a community partnership database with hundreds of non-profit organizations and governmental agencies that are established service learning community partners. The links below take you to lists of the partners that have identified specific service opportunities for the current semester. Review their service needs and connect with the partners according to the “Opportunity Application Instructions” at the bottom of each opportunity posting:

  • CSUMB has an extensive network of K-12 partner districts and schools ready for your service. Some Districts have pre-identified service opportunities and specific district and/or school liaisons to support you in arranging your service placement. Other Districts welcome your service but require you to reach out individually to make the arrangements. All listed K-12 Districts are current service learning partners and are technically able to host CSUMB service learning students.

  • Alternatively, if you are NOT located in our region, are looking for an organization closer to your home, or already have an existing relationship with an organization that is not a current service learning partner, see One-Time Service Site instructions. 

    • The request form opens Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
    • The last day to submit a request is Wednesday, November 1, 2023


See resources on the Help page or attend Drop-in Hours!