Academic Service-Learning (AS-L)


Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) at St. John’s University is a classroom/ experiential site-based program that involves students in some form of required community service that benefits the common (public) good and uses service as a means of understanding course concepts. The service activity meets course objectives, and through reflection, students examine issues pertaining to social justice and responsibility.

Areas of Service
  • Hunger/Homelessness
  • Healthcare
  • Education/Youth Services
  • Civic Engagement
  • Special Projects

Click the Documents tab above in order to find and download necessary documents (written tutorials, letter template, medical memos, etc). 

Below you will find lists of service opportunities available for the semester, organized by location. Virtual opportunities are available as well. "Open opportunities" require students to contact the site supervisors directly in order to schedule service, but still require registration on GivePulse. Opportunities with schedules listed only require registration on GivePulse prior to attending. Rather than using a paper timesheet to log your hours, you will need to fill out a virtual timesheet on GivePulse when submitting your impact for the site supervisor to approve online, for open and scheduled opportunities. Most virtual opportunities are "open opportunities" and require direct communication with the site in order to volunteer unless otherwise stated. Individual Student Service Opportunities require a letter written by the site supervisor of the site at which you chose to volunteer. The letter template can be found under the documents tab on the Academic Service-Learning page. In this instance, the letter would take the place of the virtual timesheet. Project-based AS-L does not require a virtual timesheet.

Be sure to obtain your professor's approval of your choice for service prior to completion of the hours. Service not pre-approved by both AS-L and your professor cannot be counted as AS-L.

For more assistance, please contact the AS-L office using the information provided to the right, or, book an appointment for virtual office hours.

For video tutorials with instructions on how to navigate GivePulse, use the links below:

How to Register for Service on GivePulse
How to Add an Impact
How to Edit an Impact

22,868 People | 13,262 Impacts | 110,937 Hours | 2,501,621 Total Economic Impact

Service Opportunities