Students gathered in Puyallup courtyard

What is Service Learning?

Service learning can be defined as student learning that takes place across a broad spectrum of experiences or volunteer opportunities, where the intent is to benefit others and the community, while at the same time furthering students’ academic goals. This kind of learning asks students to address real-life problems in their communities through the development of academic and interpersonal skills.

Service Learning at Pierce College


The Service Learning department is committed to providing quality service-oriented opportunities in support of the development of students and the surrounding communities.


The Service Learning department shares the vision of Pierce College which is Possibilities Realized: Innovative and engaged learners enriching our local and global communities.


  • Learning and Interpersonal Growth
  • Community Engagement
  • Social Justice

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