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.

The position:

  • 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)

Prerequisites

  • Must have successfully completed the Introduction to Experiential Learning or DelVal Experience I & II course.
  • Minimum of 27 credits (15 completed at Delaware Valley College)
  • Willing to participate in a work/learning experience

REGISTRATION PROCESS
To participate in an Internship for academic E360 (formerly ExLP) credit, follow these steps:

  1. 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!
       
  2. Explore and apply to opportunities via:
    • Leads via ExperienceLink postings
    • Personal contacts
    • Meet with director of student involvement to discuss networking and outreach opportunities
       
  3. Apply for E360 Recognition
  4. Online registration is coming soon! Check your student email account in late October for information on spring semester registration. You will be able to log-on to ExperienceLink to complete the Activity Application Form via the Experiential Learning module.
    • You must review and comply with all Internship Program, Delaware Valley College and Employer site policies, procedures and expectations. Your signature on the Application indicates that you understand and agree to Internship Program and College 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.
       
  5. Once approved, you will receive an email. You will then be registered for the course in WebAdvisor.

Deadlines:


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).