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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    Opportunities Work Study Opportunities Service Learning Ambassadors Faculty What We Can Do for You Service Learning Is Preparing Students Design Your Service Learning Course Essential Elements Professional Development Resources Community Agency Profiles Related Links American Democracy Project FGCU Cares Office of Undergraduate Studies Contact Us Library 4th Floor Room 458 239 590 7015 ServiceLearning fgcu edu Service Learning Defined Step 1 What Is Service Learning Step 2 How Service Learning

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    Contact Us Library 4th Floor Room 458 239 590 7015 ServiceLearning fgcu edu Serving Safely Guidelines Download a printable copy of these guidelines pdf Familiarize yourself with the service agency supervisor policies and procedures neighborhood and environment of the service site Use reasonable precautions to ensure personal safety such as locking car doors keeping adequate gas in vehicle tank walking with others and asking agency personnel which local businesses are safe to patronize Use reasonable precautions to ensure personal safety such as locking car doors keeping adequate gas in vehicle tank walking with others and asking agency personnel which local businesses are safe to patronize If you have any concerns about safety or want to report suspicious activity consult with your site supervisor faculty or the Office of Service Learning Provide your contact information to your service supervisor but not the clients whom you are serving Do not have financial exchanges with clients whom you are serving Do not transport clients in personal vehicles without receiving approval in advance from the service agency Do not offer your home as a shelter for clients Do not report to the service site under the influence of drugs or alcohol Inquire with the

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    Academic Language tutoring for an agency Health approved hospitals only Sports coaching Building shelters Programs assisting the elderly Community safety Community outreach Violence prevention Collection and distribution of food clothing and other essentials for those in need Emergency Disaster Preparedness projects Orientations trainings presentations that prepare you to do service count towards your hours when the service component is completed 15 hours of training can count if you perform 15 service hours The total will then be 30 hours Recruitment membership building Activities at For Profit agencies An exception to this would be if a company sponsors an event to help others i e WINK News sponsors a Walk A Thon where all proceeds go to help feed the needy Orientations trainings presentations with no service completed do not count No proseltyzing of religion Hospitals that are for profit Donating money toys hair blood etc or purchasing items for any agenies Childcare Services Shelters Free clinics YMCA Boys Girls Clubs Public Education facilities Head Start etc Tutoring or mentoring at public or private schools academic subjects Pre approved special projects where free services are offered to a population in need Recreation and supervision of children Leading coaching at organized nonprofit volunteer programs Babysitting for family friends or neighbors Babysitting coaching mentoring tutoring at For Profit agencies The family pays for the student to attend This could be a daycare preschool tutorial group sports camp etc School Clubs Club sponsored service projects to help others Meetings specifically preparing for service activities or approved fundraising Community outreach Activities that benefit only you Activities that benefit only the club Regular club meetings Fundraising for the club treasury uniforms field trips etc Recruitment membership building Helping with club meetings Sports Performing Arts Exhibitions for Community Wellness Health Fairs Red Ribbon Events Great American Smoke out etc Youth clinics non profit or free to participants Free performances for special populations or all fees collected go to a charity or for a cause i e hospital shelter fire flood victims Unpaid coaching refereeing for non profit sports organizations parks Pop Warner Back to School night directions hand outs pushing wheel chairs etc Participating in parades if not a class requirement Activity where profits go to shelter needy family victims of a natural disaster Hurricane Katrina help Camps or classes that charge tuition For profit camp or business Activities performances presentations required for a course for school credit Rehearsals required for class credit Ticket profit goes to club Other Services Dog or Cat fostering is limited to a maximum of 10 hours with an approved nonprofit agency Activities performed with a sorority or fraternity that are conducted at a for profit organization Court mandated Service Hours beyond those required by the court at the same agency or for the same project if the placement meets nonprofit guidelines Court mandated hours do not count for your community service learning requirement FGCU judicial action Politics Voter registration unpaid Poll worker unpaid or you donate stipend to a charity Get out the vote activities Students who have completed high quality service may then choose to work during an election for a candidate or advocating for an issue on the ballot Independent protests strikes rallies Recruitment Voter registration unpaid Assisting with blood drives Assisting with toy drives Recruitment membership building Teaching about organizations churches club s beliefs Our goal is for you to perform charitable service not just talk about it Attendance at club organization church meetings Animals Animal Shelters Animal Rescue Groups Dog or Cat fostering is limited to a maximum of 10 hours with an approved nonprofit agency For profit pet stores or veterinary clinics Miscellaneous Students there are always exceptions If you have an idea or an opportunity that seems to fit the guidelines but you are not sure ask Service Learning Students if you still have questions or concerns call Service Learning at 239 590 7015 Please don t do hours if you are not sure it is acceptable way of fulfilling this requirement Talk to Service Learning at 239 590 7015 open 4 How many service learning hours will meet the graduation requirement Check with your academic advisor Right now the rule is 80 hours for students entering FGCU as freshmen and sophomores and 40 hours for students entering as juniors and seniors with 60 or more transferable credit hours Another way to tell is to access your Gulfline account If you are listed as upper level you ll need 40 hours If you are listed as lower level you ll need 80 hours open 5 Where do I submit my Service Learning Agreement and Verification form s You may deposit your form in the Service Learning Drop Box For your convenience you may deposit your original form in the green drop box at the entrance to our office provided you made a copy for your records Our office is located in the Library Building 4th Floor Room 458 In addition Nancy Eckert Room 458I and Lisa Paige Room 458G have drop boxes on the wall panel just outside their office You may deposit forms there provided you ve made a copy for your records Or you may mail the forms to Florida Gulf Coast University Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement 10501 FGCU Boulevard South Fort Myers FL 33965 6565 Be sure to keep a copy for your records until you receive your official FGCU diploma Important open 6 Do I need to save a copy of my form Absolutely yes Occasionally there is a discrepancy and the only way to rectify the situation is for us to ask you for your copy of the form Otherwise you will need to re document your hours which sometimes is hard to do as too much time has passed since you completed the hours Sometimes students turn in their forms to their instructor or someone else on campus who say they ll forward your form The best course of action is for you to turn in

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    Questions FAQ Service Learning Agreement Verification Form Service Learning Database Calendar of Events Civic Engagement Award Application Work Opportunities Work Study Opportunities Service Learning Ambassadors Faculty What We Can Do for You Service Learning Is Preparing Students Design Your Service Learning Course Essential Elements Professional Development Resources Community Agency Profiles Related Links American Democracy Project FGCU Cares Office of Undergraduate Studies Contact Us Library 4th Floor Room 458 239 590

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    Events Civic Engagement Award Application Work Opportunities Work Study Opportunities Service Learning Ambassadors Faculty What We Can Do for You Service Learning Is Preparing Students Design Your Service Learning Course Essential Elements Professional Development Resources Community Agency Profiles Related Links American Democracy Project FGCU Cares Office of Undergraduate Studies Contact Us Library 4th Floor Room 458 239 590 7015 ServiceLearning fgcu edu Service Learning Database The database is a resource for students developing service learning opportunities and faculty teaching service learning courses The agencies listed are not the only agencies that are appropriate for service learning but they already have developed a relationship with FGCU are pre approved for service learning have an understanding of what service learning means and what activities students can do to fulfill their service learning hours All agencies listed in our database meet our risk management guideliness and are nonprofit not for profit or a governmental organization There are two ways to search for an approved agency Alphabetically Search for the name of the organization such as Harry Chapin Food Bank Some organization names are listed under the letter T for the word the For example The Talkin Monkeys Project The Salvation Army Category Search

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    Serving Safely Guidelines Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Service Learning Agreement Verification Form Service Learning Database Calendar of Events Civic Engagement Award Application Work Opportunities Work Study Opportunities Service Learning Ambassadors Faculty What We Can Do for You Service Learning Is Preparing Students Design Your Service Learning Course Essential Elements Professional Development Resources Community Agency Profiles Related Links American Democracy Project FGCU Cares Office of Undergraduate Studies Contact Us Library 4th

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    of Service Learning and Civic Engagement will recognize up to 10 graduating seniors each semester that greatly excel in their engagement and service to their community by awarding them an Excellence in Civic Engagement stole Students will complete the application process details below those selected will be given their stoles at a special ceremony and then proudly don their stoles at FGCU s Graduation Ceremony Please bring hardcopy applications to the Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement 4th Floor Library 458I by the end of the day 5pm Electronic applications will not be accepted Fall 2015 deadline to turn in application is Friday November 6th by 5pm Application must include Complete listing of Service projects completed and approved while enrolled at FGCU can be obtained from our records in Banner if student does not have copies of verification forms Total number of hours served our office will verify total First Time In College FTIC students will need a minimum of 400 hours served to be eligible Upper level transfers will need a minimum of 200 hours served to be eligible Students completing their Gr aduate degrees will need a minimum of 200 hours served during their time in graduate school to be eligible A 500 word essay that provides the following information Please describe one or more of the sustained service learning projects minimum 50 hours in which you worked to make a difference and meet the confirmed needs of a community partner Share your specific contributions that impacted the organization or community and what substantial change occurred as a result of these contributions Please explain how this service learning experience is closely connected to your education and growth as an individual at FGCU One 1 letter of recommendation support from a community partner where the student served in

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  • Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    Form Service Learning Database Calendar of Events Civic Engagement Award Application Work Opportunities Work Study Opportunities Service Learning Ambassadors Faculty What We Can Do for You Service Learning Is Preparing Students Design Your Service Learning Course Essential Elements Professional Development Resources Community Agency Profiles Related Links American Democracy Project FGCU Cares Office of Undergraduate Studies Contact Us Library 4th Floor Room 458 239 590 7015 ServiceLearning fgcu edu Work Study Opportunities The Office of Service Learning Civic Engagement currently has the opportunity to hire Federal Work Study FWS students and place them with an approved Community Partner Agency Through these opportunities you will be able to earn your Work Study funds while gaining real world work experience The following is a list of five 5 AVID school programs that have reached out to us looking for student tutors South Fort Myers High School Dunbar High School Bonita Springs Middle Center for the Arts Gulf Middle School Fort Myers Middle Academy In order to be considered for one of these FWS positions please complete the application and return it to the Office of Service Learning Library 458 If you have any questions please be sure to contact kwilkinson fgcu edu or

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