Three phases are covered in high quality student service learning (SSL):
PREPARATION to make meaningful contributions in response to recognized community needs.
ACTION to achieve curricular objectives, and develop responsibility.
REFLECTION to consider the impact of the action and what was learned.
Quality service-learning experiences result in the strengthening of character, development of new skills, exploration of careers, and an expanded sense of community.
If you have Flash, you can also learn about the three phases in What is SSL? A Student's Guide.
Consider the action involved in the service: