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SWK 3820 Volunteer Agency Experience

Welcome to your Junior Year Volunteer Agency Experience

This course is a required to be taken during your junior year in the Social Work Major, and is typically taken alongside your Generalist Practice 2 course. This course will be offered in SUMMER 2018. 

The Agency experience is a 2-credit course:

  • 1 credit for the weekly class meeting, and
  • 1 credit for the agency volunteer experience. 

You will meet as a class (on-campus or online) for 1 hour and 50 minutes weekly to discuss readings and to integrate your coursework with your agency experience. The focus of this course is to develop as a social work professional - attending to professional roles and boundaries, examining your personal and professional values, demonstrating effective communication and interpersonal skills, and practicing personal reflection and self-correction. 

You will have the opportunity to focus on these areas by completing 60 hours of volunteer service in a community agency whose focus in providing human/social services.  

All students in this course must secure an agency to complete their 60 hours of volunteer service BEFORE the start of the Summer semester. In order to assist with this process, there will be an SWK 3820 Information Session offered via Zoom on Monday, April 9th from 4pm-5pm. During the information session, you will hear from a member of the Field Education Office and the Applied Learning Center on the Auraria Campus to provide a more detailed orientation on how to access the agency database, and to provide more information on this class and the requirements. 

Access the Information Session on Monday, April 9th at 4:00pm here:

Additional information about the course and requirements for volunteer placements can be found here: SWK 3820 Guidelines for Selecting Agency Summer 2018

Agency Information Form

Once you have been offered a volunteer position in an agency, and have accepted, you must complete the online Agency Information Form. Once completed, this form will automatically be sent to the Applied Learning Center, the Field Office, and you will receive an electronic copy for your records. The Field Office will then forward a copy of the form to your agency supervisor with additional details about the SWK 3820 class, for their information.

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