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Service placements can be as short as one afternoon or as long as a semester or academic year. Many students serve in the Portland Metro area through short-term community projects or sustained placements (2-6 hours per week for a semester). Others serve at national and international sites through week-long alternative breaks.

For many placements, no prior experience is needed; the community organizations will provide orientation and training if it is needed. Some of the organizations require a background check, which will be explained further when signing up for a volunteer opportunity. The only requirements for a successful service-learning experience are the desire to address social needs or civic issues, commitment to the service, and willingness to grow personally, academically, professionally, and civically.

To participate within any of the service opportunities at Concordia University please submit the Service Participant Registration Form.