For Community Partners

Through the Office of Service Learning, Stanislaus State strives to foster an ethic of service and civic engagement by establishing reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnerships with the community, whereby community partners become co-educators.

For our community partners, service learning students represent a means for increased capacity for service delivery, as well as a basis for future support.

Service learning students have access to a myriad of active learning opportunities in the community, such as mentoring youth, connecting young students to science, working with underserved individuals and families, and impacting public policy.

Risk Management

Prior to our students going out into the community, the California State University system has a liability insurance policy for service learning and internship classes called Student Academic Field Experience for Credit Liability Insurance Program (SAFECLIP).  This program is designed to help ensure that the university and you, our valued community partner, have ongoing safe experiences as we work together to address the needs in our community. 

In order for the university to fulfill the requirements of SAFECLIP, a completed and signed Memorandum of Understanding will need to be developed. The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to clarify our roles and responsibilities and ensure that everyone has a safe volunteer or working experience.

Please contact the Office of Service Learning to learn more about developing the Memorandum of Understanding or other related service learning or internship risk management concerns.

Current Service Learning Projects

  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program
  • "Pathways to Success" Mentor Program
  • Chemistry in the Classroom
  • Vertebrate Life Cycle Classroom Project
  • Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Celebration
  • United Samaritans Foundation "Legacy of Hope" Event
  • Science Saturdays
  • Honor's Service Learning Project at Modesto City Schools
  • Turlock Together Toy Drive

What can the Office of Service Learning do for your community organization or event?

The Office of Service Learning at Stanislaus State is always eager to work with the community to create partnerships that generate active learning opportunities for our students. For more information, please contact us.