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S-L Facilitators (Students)

Who are Service-Learning Facilitators?

Service-Learning Facilitators assist faculty by conducting and coordinating meaningful service-learning projects within Georgia Southern class rooms. Instructors are sometimes deterred from service-learning projects due to the time commitment and the additional organization required.

Facilitators are able to work with students, faculty, and community partners to ensure the thorough completion of the service-learning project. This opportunity allows for students to become involved in leadership and connect with more people on campus, as well as the wider Statesboro community. In this role, facilitators work for 40 hours per semester to better aid faculty and students with questions or concerns regarding their project. This role will empower students to be better leaders and communicators upon the completion of their time as facilitators.

Becoming a facilitator

  • Assist community agencies in hosting and monitoring students
  • Assist faculty mentor as needed in peer mentoring
  • Be visible in classrooms, participating in service-learning projects when appropriate
  • Co-develop and facilitate reflection activities/assignments to ensure service and learning goals are met
  • Maintain regular communication between students, faculty and community partner
  • Articulate and promote the purpose of service-learning
  • Interest in service-learning, community based research, and/or co-curricular service
  • Previous community experience preferred
  • Ability to work both independently and with peers
  • Enthusiasm for Georgia Southern University
  • Assist community agencies in hosting and monitoring students

Application Process:

  • Conducted during both the fall and spring semesters, primarily in October-November and March-April
  • Prospective facilitators fill out a form listing their prior experiences and desire to participate in the program along with the name of 1 faculty member for recommendation
  • Applications will be reviewed and an interview with the program director will be scheduled
  • Applicants will be informed shortly after the interview whether they would be accepted or rejected into the program

Path of being a facilitator:

  • Facilitators in Training will enroll during regular registration in a free, non-credit course, LEAD 3000 –Rethinking Community Leadership. This course meets once a week for 12 weeks, with approximately two additional hours of reading & assignments each week
  • At the completion of the training, facilitators will begin to lead service-learning classes during the next semester.
  • Facilitators will continue their service, committing to one full year of facilitation.

As a service-learning facilitator you will be able to:

  • Build relationships in the community
  • Make connections with professors
  • Generate additional internship and networking opportunities
  • Increase communication and facilitation skills
  • Add a leadership experience to your resume
  • Improve valuable professional skills such as: organization, communication, time management, leadership, flexibility, and writing

Please contact Dr. Urkovia Andrews, for more information regarding this program.

Last updated: 3/18/2022