Our mission is to engage and equip Calvin College students, faculty, staff, community partners, alumni and other friends of the college in and for the pursuit of God’s shalom in our learning together, primarily through community-based service-learning, social justice activity and civic participation in Grand Rapids and other partner communities.
Reflection question of the week: How will you say an appropriate goodbye to the people and organization you’ve been working with?
Integrate your studies, gifts and passions with service through your classes, your residence hall or your own initiative! Become well acquainted with service-learning and how it applies to the needs and strengths of Calvin’s surrounding communities.
Browse current service-learning opportunities (updated weekly during the academic year). Be sure to check out our opportunity database if you're searching for something in particular. »
The Service-Learning Center helps connect Calvin College students with your organizations to assist in serving community needs while enhancing the student’s learning experience. We are grateful to our many partners who host students year after year.
Opportunities to serve with your organization can appear in our searchable online database or in our weekly e-mail to students interested in service-learning. Click to learn more. »
You can participate in service-learning by modeling life-long service as a mentor in our various programs and integrating a service-learning experience into your class syllabus.
Calvin's ABSL program seeks to connect theory and practice in the classroom. Click here to learn more. »