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Service Abroad - Rights and Responsibilities

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Service Partner Guide

Service Site Expectations & Guidelines

Rights & Responsibilities


You can expect from students:

  • An honest assessment of their abilities, skills and interests
  • Dependability in fulfilling their hours at your organization
  • A complete Community Learning Agreement that indicates their schedule of hours and service objectives for the semester (required for work-study and Bonner students, encouraged for other volunteers)
  • Respect for the policies and expectations of your organization, especially in regard to confidentiality and participation in required training sessions
  • Professional behavior in carrying out the tasks assigned to them
  • A growing and learning young person, who will benefit from your mentorship
  • 24 hour advance notice if they expect to be absent
  • 48 hour advance notice if they must end their services with your organization

Students will expect from you:

  • Meaningful tasks related to developing their service and learning objectives 
  • An environment free of discrimination, harassment, or other obstructions to full participation
  • A position description accurately identifying what is expected of them
  • Adequate supervision and continuous feedback to facilitate growth
  • An orientation to the site and training for the position
  • Respect from other workers and clients at your organization
  • An opportunity to make suggestions, receive feedback and develop a sense of being an integral part of the program
  • An evaluation of their efforts at the end of the semester



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