Welcome to NWTC Service-Learning!

If you are a first-time visitor to NWTC Service-Learning, you may be wondering just what it is we do. Here you will find all the information you need to get started! It is important to understand that service-learning is not the same as volunteer work. Our students provide a service to a community partner that helps them meet core competencies for their classes. For instance, Medical Assistant students may assist in registering people at a bone marrow drive. Another example is Dental Hygiene students teaching kindergarteners about proper tooth brushing. Below you can find more information about service-learning at NWTC. 

Service-Learning Defined:

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 National Service Learning Clearinghouse).

In addition, service-learning at NWTC:

  • Is integrated into and enhances the curriculum providing an opportunity for students to apply skills learned in their course, program, or certificate.
  • Is a method of teaching and learning.
  • Requires student reflection.
  • Connects learning and assessment to the real world.
  • Fosters civic responsibility.
  • Addresses a community issue and/or enhances community development.
  • Is mutually beneficial to the learner and the community.


Have a project and would like student help?

Service-Learning is rapidly growing at NWTC, and can be a cost-effective tool for helping improve the community. 

If you have a project and would like to enlist service-learners,
please contact us at:

1-920-498-5431 or email the Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Coordinator, Rachel Aderholdt at

We will try to find a program match for your projects. As we operate on a semester schedule, a service-learning match is not guaranteed. We do our absolute best to make your project a possibility, so give us a call today!