Community Service allows a student to enact change with a community partner of their choice and engage in a formal or informal consultation with local nonprofit and community-based organizations. The activity is designed to improve the quality of life for community residents or to solve particular problems related to community needs. The activity includes a textbook and workbook that will be completed during the course of the student’s Community Service activity.
- Must offer reciprocal benefit for the student and the community for whom the student serves
- Must meet an individual need in the community
- Must spend a minimum of 40 hours dedicated in volunteer position over the semester
- May be of a direct or indirect nature (consulting, project development, research)
- Must have successfully completed the Introduction to Experiential Learning or DelVal Experience I & II course.
- Minimum of 27 credits (15 completed at Delaware Valley University)
- Willing to participate in a work/learning experience
To participate in an Internship for academic E360 credit, follow these steps:
- Utilize DelVal’s Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) resources (in Segal Hall):
- Prepare your resume; meet with E360 advisor to review and edit
- Establish a ExperienceLink account (CSPD’s web-based job posting system)
- Upload your updated resume – once uploaded, you can apply to positions and sometimes, employers will view resumes via our Resume Book to recruit you specifically!
- Explore and apply to opportunities via:
- Leads via ExperienceLink postings
- Personal contacts
- Meet with director of student involvement to discuss networking and outreach opportunities
- Apply for E360 Recognition
- Review the Community Service Policies – make sure to check out the prerequisites to make sure you meet the requirements!
- If participating in the activity to meet your graduation requirement, review your Academic Department’s Requirements
- Meet with your Site Supervisor to discuss learning objectives (you must include learning objectives for your experience on Activity Application Form
Check out this document for help on learning objectives
- Log-on to ExperienceLink to complete the Activity Application Form via the Experiential Learning module.
- You must review and comply with all Community Service Program, Delaware Valley University and Employer site policies, procedures and expectations. Your signature on the Application indicates that you understand and agree to Community Service and University policies.
- Your application will be forwarded to your Site Supervisor and Department Chair via email so that they can verify and approve your position and learning objectives.
- Once approved, you will then be registered for the activity in myDelVal.
- Last business day before the start of the semester for full semesters; 1 week before the last business day for half-semester terms and Winter term (see Academic Calendar)
Questions? Contact Andrew Moyer, director of student involvement at: Andrew.Moyer@delval.edu, 215.489.4665 or in the student affairs suite in the Student Center (2nd floor).