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  • Service Learning: Learn by getting out of the classroom and into the community.

Yavapai College’s Center for
Community and Civic Engagement

Here at the center, we look to engage our students, faculty, and fellow community members in areas of:

Citizenship • Volunteerism • Service Learning

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Albert Einstein

Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.

Kevin Kruse

Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions

Dalai Lama


Support students’ understanding of your course pedagogy

Service Learning is a tool used to support students’ understanding of your course pedagogy through a combination of experiential and active learning taking place through service in the community. When service learning is implemented effectively, students are able to connect the relevance of course concepts and where they exist in the community space they are serving. Likewise, students are able to take what they are observing in a community space and apply that knowledge and skill to what they are learning in the classroom. Reflection is a key part of where students will make not only these connections but have the opportunity to cultivate their critical thinking skills and their own value system in regards to community issues.


Faculty Offered
Service Learning Courses

Courses Professors
SOC 101: Intro to Sociology Jennifer Jacobson
SPA 101: Introduction to Spanish Jared Reynolds
EDU 210: Cultural Diversity Education Tara O’Neill
CPH: College Honors Program Jason Whitesitt
RAD 100: Intro to Radiology Rich LeClaire
PHE 205: Stress Management Kara Giannetto
VEN 195E: Winemaking Practicum Michael Pierce
VEN 195V: Viticulture Practicum Nichole Bagley
AHS 130: Medical Term for Patient Care Staff Ashley Picard
FMA 102: Production 1 Helen Stephenson
AGS 250: Horticulture Science 1 Justin Brereton
AGS 103: Plant Biology Justin Brereton
PSY 101: Intro to Psychology Karly Schauwecker
PSY 245: Human Growth and Development Karly Schauwecker
LAW 100: Intro to Paralegal Studies Michael Davis
AJS 296: Internship: Administration of Justice Michael Davis
GEO 105: Introduction to Cultural Geography Kelli Jones
ENV 105: Environmental Biology Joanne Oellers
MAT 082: Fundamental Mathematics Shane Gibson

Project Ideas

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I do if I’m serving in multiple service learning courses? Am I able to crossover and use hours served for credit in both/all of my courses?

A: That will depend on the faculty members teaching your courses, so be sure to check with your instructors about counting hours served toward both courses. Some will be fine with it, as long as your service meets the learning outcomes of both classes.

Q: I don’t have a car. How will I get to my service site?

A: Most faculty are willing to work with students on how to adjust your service learning project/placement to meet your transportation needs.

Q: How will I track my hours?

A: Each professor has a different approach to suit the structure of the course. Follow their policy, as it will either culminate in having your professor report your hours to the center or you will enter your hours here


Yavapai College: Life Explored

As a student at Yavapai College, you came here to not only obtain a degree, but to start a career. We hear constantly about how students crave the chance to go beyond their course to apply their knowledge in a ‘real world’ situation, and we absolutely get why: our motto after all is “Yavapai College: Life Explored.”


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Agencies: Ongoing Opportunities

The following agencies offer opportunities for the members of our communities to volunteer and enrich themselves through the service of others in their time of need.

4-H Youth Development Program
5 & 2 Soup Kitchen
American Cancer Society
Arizona Serve
Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona
Catholic Charities
Central Arizona Concert Band
Coalition for Compassion and Justice
Coalition for Compassion and Justice
GMO-Free Prescott
Good Samaritan Society
Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary
Kids Against Hunger-Verde Valley. Feeding families around the world...and around the corner.
The Launch Pad Teen Center
League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County
Meals on Wheels Prescott
Northern Arizona Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
Peer Assistance Leadership
Northern Arizona Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
Prescott Center for the Arts
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity
Prescott Area Shelter Services
People Who Care
Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank
Prescott Community Gardens
Prescott Unified School Distrcit
Prescott Unified School District-Family Resource Center
Prescott Valley Community Garden
Prescott Valley Public Library
Stepping Stones Agencies
The Susan J Rheem Adult Day Center
Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition
Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation
Yavapai Humane Society
Yavapai Humane Society
Yavapai Humane Society
Yavapai Regional Medical Center
Yavapai Reentry Project