Service Learning

Palomar College

Service Learning at Palomar College


We always welcome new Service Learning participants. We have an extensive list of great nonprofit organizations in our community eagerly awaiting to hear from  Palomar College Students willing to volunteer.

Students – Please go to the Info for Students page. Check out the Community Partners List and use the 11 easy steps to register!
Professors – We invite you to get your students involved with Service Learning this Semester! Service Learning can be used to replace an assignment, or as extra credit. Some Service Learning projects are for special events and are just a one-day commitment. Professors can also participate, volunteering themselves (and earn PD credit for doing so!) Click on Info for Faculty for more information.

Program News

Welcome to Spring 2018!

February 2018 Newsletter:

Upcoming Events

Please SAVE THE DATE for our upcoming events!

  1. Thurs 4/5 1:00-2:30pm – Professional Development Service Learning Workshop for Faculty – learn about the Juvenile Court and Community Schools program and how Palomar students are needed as mentors and tutors to high-risk youth.
  2. Thurs 4/12 2:10-3:30pm- Political Economy Days session: “Student Activism through Service Learning – explore the issue of Food Insecurities in College Students and hear how Service Learning students are helping to make a difference at our Palomar food bank. Faculty and students are welcome to attend!
  3. Tues 5/8 3:00-4:30pm – Service Learning Reception Workshop (can be used for PD) – collaborate with student nominees, faculty and community partners to recognize the impact of Service Learning on students and our community. Celebrate with us as we award this year’s Excellence in Service Learning Awards. *Service Learning sites and professors are invited to nominate students for the Excellence in Service Learning Award.


Past Events

Thank you to all students, faculty, and especially our Community Partners for attending our Spring 2018 Semester Service Learning Fair. We had a large turnout and the event was a great success!

Great Job Psychology Students in Professor Genevieve Griffin’s class who volunteered at the 2017 Walk Rock and Roll event raising awareness and funds for San Diego Autism Society!

On Saturday, October 28,  Palomar College Faculty and Staff participated in National Make a Difference Day helping to make our community a better place. Palomar employees served on projects at three local non-profit organizations – TERI Inc., Charity Wings Art & Craft Center, and Escondido Community Child Development Center. Faculty and Staff enjoyed connecting and collaborating with each other and giving back to the community. We hope to make this an annual event!

In May 2017, Exemplary Service Learning Students
were honored at the 2017 Service Learning Reception

Palomar College Service Learning Department awarded the Excellence in
Service Learning Award to; Jonathan Corsi, Tiana Torres, Stephanie Ramirez,
Pat Rindone, Alex Montgomery, Akiko Patach and Courtney Bobadilla for
applying course knowledge and providing exemplary community service.
May 4. Johnny Jones/The Telescope

Thank you to those who represented Palomar College at Finish Chelsea’s Run   March, 2017

Thank you to all who joined the Palomar College Team for St. Jude’s Run/Walk    November, 2016


The mission of the office of service learning at Palomar College is to provide
active, service-focused, community-based, learning opportunities for students. These opportunities are designed to build and enhance students’ commitment
to academics, personal and professional development, and civic responsibility.
The linking of students and faculty to the community through service is the primary focus and role of the office of Service Learning.

Contact Information

Service Learning Office Location- MD 350
1140 W. Mission Rd. San Marcos, CA 92069

Phone Number: 1 (760) 744-1150 ext. 3734

Email: Gina Wilson