Volunteering and Service Learning

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Casa Central
  • Family Focus
  • Feed my Starving Children
  • Chicago Cares 
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Kohl’s Children’s Museum
  • Greater Chicago Food Bank/Skokie Food Bank
  • Salvation Army
  • Forest Preserves of Cook County
  • Frisbie Senior Center

Past Project Examples

Get Started with a Service Learning Project

Oakton College students volunteering at a local community garden during Week of Service.If you are interested in engaging in a service learning project, look for courses in the college catalog that identify with this learning method. Remember, service learning is always part of course goals and objectives. A course instructor will attach service learning hours to a course assignment. Completed hours are recorded on an Oakton-approved Student Log Sheet. The course instructor will work with the college Service Learning Coordinator to locate a service site for you if needed. The instructor will also guide you through the research process, the reflective writing, and the final demonstration, or presentation, of the learning outcome. 

Information for Students

Oakton College Faculty and Staff volunteering at a local community garden during Week of Service.Join the ranks of service learning advocates. Participate in a professional development workshop on the value and benefits of service learning as a pedagogical tool for teaching and learning, and train in integrating this method of teaching into your course. The Service Learning Coordinator will help connect to approved service sites and be your writing guide, assessing and mentoring students. Oakton also has a talented group of veteran service learning faculty who are members of the Service Learning Faculty Committee. They represent all programs and both full and part-time faculty.

Information for Faculty

An Oakton College student volunteering at a local community garden during Week of Service.Oakton welcomes new community partnerships as the number of faculty and students invested in service learning grows. Community partners interested in participating in Volunteer Fairs and other college service events should contact the Service Learning Coordinator.

Information for Community Participants

Frequently Asked Questions