Service-learning takes place in academic courses that include a requirement or option to work with a community organization in a way that supports your classroom learning. Academic assignments assure that students will reflect systematically on the relationship between the course themes and their experiences working in a community organization. Try a service-learning course; you might love it!.
Typically each semester thirty or more University of Minnesota courses include a service-learning component. When you register next time, consider taking one of these courses. Although most such courses are in the College of Liberal Arts, several other colleges offer them as well. See a list of courses here.
Of service-learning students surveyed between Fall 2004 and Fall 2007: