Commitment and Respect
  • Honor your commitment to serve with your Community Partner
  • Be respectful of your supervisor’s time
  • Respect the lessons learned while serving
Listen and Learn
  • Do not expect to be taught
  • Listen with the intent of learning, not responding
  • The community has more to teach you than you have to teach them
  • Learn from local expertise, knowledge, and experiences
Serve to help, not harm
  • Understand your power and know when to use it. Support local endeavors, but do not take the spotlight.
  • Own your impact. Expect to be held accountable for your actions. Welcome criticism. Acknowledge and apologize for harmful actions.
  • Change your actions. It’s not enough to apologize and acknowledge your wrong-doings, you have to change your future behavior