The Field Guide to Service
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Introducing The Field Guide to Service

Oct. 25, 2017 2:15 p.m.

The Pace Center for Civic Engagement has created The Field Guide to Service, a hands-on tool designed to help students and the entire campus community better prepare for service, engage more effectively, and reflect and learn from our experiences.

The Pace Center for Civic Engagement strives to help students learn to do service well and have a positive impact in the community. So how do you do service well? In service, learning is a process that involves the whole person: thinking, feeling and examining before, during and after engagement. The Field Guide to Service provides simple steps and exercises to help you prepare, engage and reflect effectively.

In the video above, students and Pace Center staff members explain how The Field Guide to Service can help make a service experience — from a summer internship to a weeklong Breakout service trip — more meaningful.

The Pace Center holds Volunteer 101 workshops to equip participants with the knowledge and skills they need to have a powerful and impactful service experience. You can download the guide (.pdf) or request a physical copy. The Pace Center also encourages users to share a photo and short narrative with us about how you used the guide.