Service-Learning

What is Service-Learning?

An educational approach that integrates service in the community with intentional learning activities.

Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning


Collaborating with others ... to better understand and resolve challenges facing the communities we are all a part of.

Gemmel and Clayton, 2009


In service-learning, you'll get a chance to work with children and youth, apply course concepts to the real world, and get co-curricular credit while you build your professional network.

Fall 2020 Opportunities

We're proud to be working with a wide range of community and campus partners as part of the service-learning program.
Since 2016, our partner organizations have provided over 1,000 placements for Werklund students.
Learn more about this semester's active placements using the links below.

Beakerhead's Engineered Spectacle Tour

Beakerhead's Engineered Spectacle Tour

Lead activities at the crossroads of art, science, and engineering with groups of students in Grades 4-7

 Beakerhead Ingenuity Challenge

Beakerhead Ingenuity Challenge

Plan, implement, and assess a province-wide design challenge for K-12 students.

 Building Community in Calgary Classrooms

Building Community in Calgary Classrooms

Experience the school start-up process and contribute to community development in a classroom setting.

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's PhilKids

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's PhilKids

Inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema program, where students benefit from a social program taught through music.

Dare to Care's Bully Prevention Program

Dare to Care's Bully Prevention Program

Lead age-appropriate bully prevention workshops for students in K-6 and Grades 5-12 students.

EDUC 450: Diversity in Learning

EDUC 450: Diversity in Learning

Gain first-hand experience working with children and youth from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

English Language Learner (ELL) Support in CBE Classrooms

English Language Learner (ELL) Support in CBE Classrooms

Support student learning in small-group settings and learn about approaches to meeting students' diverse needs.

French and English Early Reading

French and English Early Reading

Improve the literacy and numeracy skills of elementary French Immersion students at St. Luke.

Immigrant Services Calgary's Homework Club Tutors

Immigrant Services Calgary's Homework Club Tutors

Help immigrant learners build academic skills, develop study habits, and improve self-confidence.

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) Curriculum Specialists

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) Curriculum Specialists

Modify university curriculum to meet individual student needs.

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) Literacy Tutors

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) Literacy Tutors

Create, plan, and lead literacy-based lessons to enhance students' university experience.

Indigenous Youth Robotics Program

Indigenous Youth Robotics Program

Integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with Indigenous ways of knowing.

Integrated School Support Program

Integrated School Support Program

Collaborate with Library staff to run an after-school program and lead activities that foster students' love of learning.

Literacy and Numeracy Support for High School ELLs

Literacy and Numeracy Support for High School ELLs

Work alongside experienced teachers to provide proactive support to students at the St. Anne Academic Centre.

Junior Achievement's Financial Literacy Workshops

Junior Achievement's Financial Literacy Workshops

Co-lead engaging workshops that align with the Alberta curriculum and enhance students' work readiness.

PREP (Pride, Respect, Empowerment, Progress)

PREP (Pride, Respect, Empowerment, Progress)

PREP provides individualized, research-based reading instruction to K-12 students with Down syndrome.

Stampede School Facilitators

Stampede School Facilitators

Develop, plan, lead, and support activities for a first-class education program run by the Calgary Stampede Foundation.

Transitioning Into Post-Secondary (TIPS)

Transitioning Into Post-Secondary (TIPS)

Help immigrant youth achieve their personal, social, and academic goals as they finish high school.

Werklund School of Education's Reading Intervention Program

Werklund School of Education's Reading Intervention Program

Develop Grade 2-4 students' reading fluency and decoding skills.

Youth Champion Facilitators

Youth Champion Facilitators

Create conversations and spread awareness about mental health, early childhood trauma, and child abuse.

Youth Volunteer Corps

Youth Volunteer Corps

Run icebreakers, guide reflections, and lead youth volunteers throughout the semester.

Interested in one of these opportunities?

Applications for Fall 2020 will open in September

Questions? Get in Touch:

Caitlin Kane
Experiential Learning Facilitator
service.learning@ucalgary.ca