SERVICE LEARNING | Building your community

Baker Serves

Baker Serves is the community service organization that serves as a liaison between Baker students and volunteer opportunities. The organization coordinates community service activities on campus and in surrounding communities.

Need help with a service project? Apply here.

Join Us Anytime at a Meeting
6:30 p.m. | Mabee 102

January 26
February 9 & 23
March 9 & 23
April 6 & 20
May 4

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

My favorite aspect of Baker Serves is that it  provides numerous opportunities to Baker students and faculty to give back to the community. It is amazing to see how big of a difference we can make if we just come together. From the words of Hellen Keller “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
MADISON | Baker Serves President, Class of 2019

Service Learning

At Baker, we believe in developing students into responsible contributors to society and caretakers of their communities. Most Baker students get involved in at least one service project during their college career, engaging in community service locally and in the region, nation, and even the world. Voluntary community service may be a one-time, short-term project or a lengthy, ongoing commitment by a group or just one student.

Every service experience is integrated into and enhances the academic curriculum of the student. Baker knows student learning takes place not only within the classroom but also outside and within our community. Service learning promotes hands-on learning by accomplishing the following:

  • Addresses community needs
  • Engages in civic responsibility
  • Actively reflects on the learning taking place
  • Develops strengths that last a lifetime

Projects organized by Baker students reach beyond the campus to directly affect communities, often through partnerships with agencies such as Habitat for Humanity and Harvesters Community Food Network. Organizations such as Baker Serves and projects such as The Big Event and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service give students an opportunity to have fun in selfless support of worthwhile causes.

CONTACT US

Josh Doak
Assistant Director of Student Life
Office: Long Student Center 18
785.594.8443
jdoak@bakerU.edu