The main goal of Bethel University's Service Learning program is to provide various opportunities for students to experience a life of service and to find what they are passionate about through serving in different capacities.
In addition to different types of service events each month, students are welcome to talk to a Service Learning representative in order to help them find a regular place of service in the South Bend/Mishawaka area that would be a good match for both the organization and the student. In addition, freshmen are required to serve and log a minimum of eight hours of service during the fall semester.
Bethel University’s Service Learning Center exists to promote the integration of service with education. By forming partnerships with local nonprofit organizations, we provide students with the chance to engage with those in our community and to learn the importance of service as taught by Jesus. Some regular opportunities include but are not limited to:
- Campus-wide service day
- Operation Christmas Child
- Packing boxes of food for various organizations
- Food drive
- Labor for your Neighbor project
- Short-term domestic disaster relief trips
- Dorm Match program