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Volunteer Connect

Service is tutoring a homeless child.
Learning is taking a class in economics.
Service-learning is tutoring a homeless child while studying economics and then realizing the impact of poverty.

Service-learning combines classroom learning with community service. Students, teachers, and community agencies partner to create a collaborative "education-in-action" experience. The net result? Benefits to students, teachers and the community at large.

Studies show that students involved in service-learning perform better academically and experience higher levels of self-esteem. The long-term gain for all of us is that students are more likely to grow into well-rounded individuals who give back their community.

If you would like more information about service-learning or other volunteer opportunities in central Oregon, please contact:

Volunteer Connect
404 NE Norton Ave
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 385-8977
Please leave a message and it will be returned during the next working day.


Volunteer Connect is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization that originally started as Volunteer Insights in 2004. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Volunteer Connect is not affiliated with Central Oregon Community College.