Service Learning is an enrichment programme that enhances your academic studies. There are four different types of service you could consider:
Direct Service is where you engage directly with people. This could be volunteering in a food bank, mentoring younger students, sports leadership in a local primary school, or designing and building an eco-garden with local residents.
Indirect Service is where your actions benefit the community in an indirect way. This could be writing a picture book to teach a language to younger students or nurturing seedlings to be planted in your local park.
Advocacy is where you promote awareness and understanding of an issue. This could be performing a play about bullying to younger students, helping organise a Model United Nations conference, or creating a video about sustainable water solutions.
Research is where you collect information and report on an issue with a view to influencing policy or practice. This could be about local environmental concerns or social research in which you interview local people on topics such as unemployment or homelessness.