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Community Partners

Share your service opportunities with students

Service-learning is an integral part of the FGCU student experience. All FGCU students are required to complete service-learning hours in order to graduate.

We welcome nonprofit organizations and government agencies as community partners, to submit requests for FGCU student volunteers.  

Community partners are:

  • Viewed as co-educators
  • Must be willing to integrate learning into each volunteer or service opportunity
  • Required to verify a student’s hours via our online system once the service is completed

In addition to submitting service-learning opportunities, community partners may register to be added as a pre-approved service site.  This registration adds you to a list used by students when they are searching for approved partners in the community. Students use this database to match their interests with appropriate agencies, so it’s important to keep your information up to date.  

Questions?  Please contact Justin Fitzgerald, Director of Community Engagement.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Given the directive from FGCU to host all course instruction online for the Summer 2020 academic semester, students are encouraged to engage in and/or pursue virtual service-learning experiences.  However, for students who are comfortable doing so, and are able to stay consistent with the Florida Governor’s Roadmap for Re-Opening (pg 11) and national CDC guidelines, in-person opportunities are also available.  If you reside in a state other than Florida, be sure to follow your local, state, and national guidelines. 

Service-learning resources and specific opportunities can be found here:

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 phone or video chat. 

Students enrolled in service-learning courses will be asked to acknowledge the following statement:
    Safety Participation: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I acknowledge there are additional risks in participating in face-to-face experiential learning and that I have been made aware of these risks and have been provided remote alternatives to in-person experiences, and have chosen to voluntarily engage in face-to-face experiential learning instead of the remote learning opportunities.  In participating in the in-person experiential opportunity, I agree to comply with the facility’s directions and CDC guidelines regarding personal protective equipment and social distancing and assume the risks of engaging in this activity. 


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