Student Resources

Take your learning to a deeper level

By tying classroom knowledge to firsthand experience of the impact of service, you’ll enrich your understanding of your chosen field and begin a lifetime of making a difference in your community.

Search our database of more than 350 nonprofit partners to find volunteer opportunities that match your goals and interests. Be sure to document your completed hours so our staff can verify you’ve fulfilled requirements for graduating.

Given the directive from Florida Board of Governors to move all instruction online from March 15 – March 29 (, we are encouraging students to explore virtual S-L opportunities found here: (look for VIRTUAL in the header). 

For students remaining local and comfortable doing so, many in-person opportunities are also listed.  Be sure to follow instructions listed under each opportunity to RSVP and to confirm with each community partner that the opportunity is still happening.

The Service-Learning Staff will be working remotely for this period of time.  Please direct any questions or concerns to  Our team will be available during regular business hours to meet individually as needed by appointment via Zoom.  


Service-Learning Defined

  • Step 1 - What Is Service Learning?

  • Step 2 - How Service-Learning Works at FGCU

  • Step 3 - Selecting A Service Learning Activity

  • Step 4 - Service Learning Forms

  • Step 5 - Linking Learning to Service

  • Step 6 - Service Learning Etiquette

  • Step 7 - Student Responsibilities

  • Serving Safely Guidelines



Congratulations to our Fall 2019 Excellence in Civic Engagement Awardees: 

Civic Engagement Awardees Fall 2019

“Congratulations to our Fall 2019 stole recipients for Excellence in Civic Engagement award, Tess Catalan (Environmental Studies), Alicia Warren (Psychology), Sierra Vermillion (Health Science)Elianis Rill (Biology) & William Lee (Environmental Studies). These students exceeded 400 hours of service-learning with a combined total of 5,709.5 hours of service in the SWFL community! #eagleslovetoserve”



Community Engagement Day celebrates service

Every spring, FGCU recognizes the outstanding service achievements of individuals and groups during Community Engagement Day at Alico Arena. This annual tradition represents an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to showcase projects from the current academic year that demonstrate extraordinary impact on the lives of community members.

 As part of the celebration, a panel of judges confers awards to exceptional engagement efforts. To ensure your project is considered for recognition, it’s important to collect documentation such as photos and statistics that verify the impact of your service. Follow our social media to stay in the loop regarding nomination details and deadlines.

Service-Learning FAQ

  • How do I find service-learning opportunities?

  • What is meant by "approved" agency?

  • What is not considered service-learning?

  • The agency I want to serve at is not listed on the database. How do I get it approved?

  • How do I document and track service-learning hours?

  •  How will my hours be processed in Eagle CareerLink?

  •  There are many companies on Eagle CareerLink. How do I know which are approved for service-learning?

  • How many service-learning hours do I need to complete for graduation?

  • Is there any other information about service-learning that I should know?