Local Partnerships

The CCPH invites community organizations and agencies to partner with the ISU community by actively engaging students. This section contains information about posting or updating position listings; explains the process by which volunteers are placed with an agency; examples of volunteer service programs; provides links to any required forms; and clarifies the roles of the CSLCE, the agency, and the student in this partnership.

What is the Service Learning?

The mission of the Community Campus Partnership for Health at Iowa State University is to provide active, service-focused, community-based, mutually beneficial, integrated, learning opportunities for students, building and enhancing their commitment to academics, personal and professional development, and civic responsibility. The linking of ISU students and faculty to community through service is the primary focus and role of the CCPH.

The voluntary service-learning opportunities provided for students originate from the community via requests from a wide range of non-profit organizations, mental health and human service agencies, schools, hospitals and health care centers, pre-school/day cares, youth-serving and youth mentoring organizations, senior citizen facilities, environmental groups, incorporated neighborhood associations, government offices, museums and community revitalization and cultural art endeavors. The CCPH not only connects students to community opportunities, but consults and monitors related to best practices and university indemnification requirements as they relate to students engaged in service.

Community agencies and organizations may request ISU service-learning students for long-term  service opportunities, and/or for one-time/short term projects. Students may come to the agency/organization through ISU courses, academic majors/programs, student groups dedicated to service or as individual service-learning volunteers.