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. Service must be done during the semester for which it is required.

Areas of Service

  • Hunger/Homelessness
  • Healthcare
  • Education/Youth Services
  • Civic Engagement

Click the Documents tab above in order to find and download necessary documents (written tutorials, letter template, medical memos, etc). 
You may also click here for instructions on logging and/or editing an impact.
Click here for instructions on registering for events (new view/classic view).
For a complete packet of Givepulse instructional tutorials, click here.
Click here to view a video tutorial for logging an impact on Givepulse.

Below you will find lists of service opportunities available for the semester, organized by location. "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. You will need to read the "method of impact submission" section of the information sheet for the service site you chose for information on how to submit your hours. You will either submit a signed logsheet on GivePulse when submitting your impact, or provide proof of completion of service as another attachment for virtual service. Please direct all questions regarding impact submission to the ASL office.

Individual Student Service Opportunities require prior approval by your professor and by ASL, as well as 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 logsheet. 

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.

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