Mission statement

To engage students in meaningful, mutually beneficial service opportunities that simultaneously meet Whatcom Community College's core learning abilities and community-defined needs. 

WCC's Service-Learning program provides opportunities for students to enhance their academic experience through service by applying their skills and knowledge to real-life situations while developing personal leadership skills, fostering a sense of civic responsibility, and enriching the lives of others.


What is service-learning?

Service-learning is more than simply volunteering; it is intentionally used to meet stated learning goals. Reflection is key to connect the service and the learning, and takes the experience a step beyond volunteerism.

Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. -Learn and Serve America

Service-learning incorporates community work into the curriculum, giving students real-world learning experiences that enhance their academic learning while providing a tangible benefit for the community. -Campus Compact National 2007


Get involved!

  • Take a service-learning class
  • Join the service-learning club
  • Participate in one-time service events