Service Learning + Volunteer Work
Both service learning and volunteer work are great ways to get involved in the community and serve others. However, service learning is integrated with academic curriculum and content. Service learning also requires you to engage in reflection activities after your service experience and applying your learning to real-world activities.
One-time volunteer opportunities are a good way to explore your options, but once you determine a project or organization you enjoy, you should become a sustaining volunteer. Sustained volunteerism allows you to integrate with an organization, add to your professional network, build your skills, and have a broader impact.