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What is Student Service-Learning (SSL)?

What is SSL? Service-learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning. Students improve their academic skills by applying what they learn in school to the real world; they then reflect on their experience to reinforce the link between their service and their learning.

Getting Started - Steps for earning SSL hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Student Service Journal  

Student Service Learning Plan

SSL Best Practices  

Administrative Procedure

School Based Learning Service Coordinators  

Voter Registrar Volunteers

Becoming an Election Judge

Official Student Election Judges Application 

 M-NCPPC (Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission) - Want to give back? Volunteer! Opportunities to volunteer with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation are almost unlimited. Help out at a one-day special event or assist on an ongoing basis. Students can even earn student service learning hours by volunteering with our organization.

M-NCPPC- Building Blocks Opportunity

Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) - Volunteer opportunities

PGCMLS Everything You Need to Know Online Brochure

Anacostia Watershed Society Service Opportunities are available throughout the fall.  Click on the Our Events tab for more information! 


Weed Warrior Work Days
Whitemarsh Park, 100 White Marsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715
Sept 24th, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Oct 29th, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The City of Bowie’s Green Team is in need of volunteers to help remove English ivy from Whitemarsh Park. As an invasive, non-native plant, English ivy spreads quickly and easily, and is very destructive to native ecosystems. This is an outdoor activity that requires cutting the ivy vines at eye-level and foot-level then pulling them back about two feet from the base of the tree to bag them.  To participate, please register by contacting Kristin Larson (klarson@cityofbowie.org301-809-3044). This is a great Student Service Learning opportunity. Children age 14 and younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian or Troop Leader at all times, and no volunteers under age 16 can use tools but may participate by pulling and bagging vines.  Tiffany Wright (Watershed Manager for the City of Bowie) or Kristin Larson (Sustainability Planner for the City of Bowie) will sign off on service learning hours for students at the event.

 Wetland Cleanup
EZ Storage on Gallant Fox Lane (near 197/450)
October 8, 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The City of Bowie is looking for volunteers to help remove litter from a local wetland. Supplies are provided. For more information on this event and to register, contact Tiffany Wright at301-809-3043 or

Camp Schmidt Clean Up
Where: Meet @ Camp Schmidt, 18715 Aquasco Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613 (Follow signs once on campus)
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00am to approx. 2:00pm (cleaning ends @ 1:00pm then lunch is provided) // Rain or Shine
What: Trim trails, weed flower beds, paint markers, trim trees, planting shrubs, etc.
Who: Adults and Prince George’s Co. students in middle school and above (Great way for students in grades 6-12 to earn Service Learning hours!) Middle school students must be accompanied by an adult
Please RSVP online at
Questions answered by calling Camp Schmidt at 301-888-1185 or email

University of Maryland Service Opportunity Resource Link - this link provides access to a variety of service/community opportunities for volunteers.  **Please note that these organizations and opportunities are not necessarily endorsed by PGCPS and that parents are highly encouraged to investigate the opportunities to determine if the organization and/or activity is appropriate for their child.** It is:  If you would like for an organization to go through the process of pre-approval, please contact the office of Academic Programs at 301-808-5956.

Kara Miley-Libby, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Division of Teaching and Learning
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 

Monette Roxas-Tharp
Administrative Assistant




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