Student Reflection Leaders

Apply to be a Student Reflection Leader for the Fall 2020 semester (deadline extended to April 10 (Students)

Request a Student Reflection Leader for the Fall 2020 semester by April 17 (Instructors/Faculty)


Student Reflection Leaders (SRLs) are student leaders that are hired, trained, and matched through the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement to support quality service-learning in designated courses. For students, this is a great opportunity to develop leadership, facilitation, and community engagement skills. SRLs are paired with a course and faculty member and work up to 5 hours/week per assigned course.

The SRL and instructor work together to define the SRL’s duties for the semester and submit an Assignment Agreement to OLCE that summarizes the scope of duties. Main duties typically include leading in-class presentations like “Intro to Service-Learning” and “Serving Across Difference” and designing and leading in-class critical reflection activities. SRLs can also assist with communicating with community partners, conducting site visits, addressing student concerns about service projects, checking-in via email or during class time about service hours, and in some cases, driving groups to their project in OLCE vans.

2020 Fall Timeline

March 10 – April 10 – Student Reflection Leader Application Period

April 17 – Deadline for instructor to request a Student Reflection Leader for Fall 2020 courses

April 6-17 – Student Reflection Leader Interviews

August 15 – Student Reflection Leader Training

August 18 – December 2 – Fall Position Dates

Position Description

OLCE seeks students who are passionate about experimental learning. Strong consideration will be given to candidates who’ve taken at least one (1) service-learning course at UNCG and/or significant community service experience. Successful SRL applicants will demonstrate the ability to engage with diverse populations, facilitate workshop presentations and lead others through the process of critical reflection.


  • Understanding of the core dimensions of service-learning
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with faculty, students, and community partners
  • Successful completion of a service-learning course (strongly preferred)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or state issued ID
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend the SRL Orientation & Training Retreat each semester 
  • Meet with faculty or staff instructor to discuss course expectations, scheduling for the semester, and complete the Assignment Agreement to clarify responsibilities tailored to their service-learning course
  • Collaborate with university faculty and staff instructors to plan presentations, reflection activities and class discussions related to service-learning
  • Communicate with students bi-weekly to build rapport, discuss service-learning assignments and address concerns regarding the service project (includes but is not limited to attending class sessions and/or checking-in via email)
  • Facilitate three workshops for students: 1. Intro to Academic Service-Learning, 2. The Art of Critical Reflection, and 3. Serving Across Difference
  • Submit monthly timesheets to OLCE
  • Attend one-on-one check-ins with program coordinator
  • Attend van training and drive OLCE vehicles as necessary, typically only for site visits or classes where students do group service projects


  • SRLs should expect to work an average of 2-5 hours per week, not to exceed 80 hours per semester. Note: Students cannot average more than 29 per week for all campus jobs


  • $8.50 per hour.

Benefits for SRLs

  • Deepen your understanding of academic service-learning
  • Earn UNCG van driving privileges
  • Enhance your public speaking presentation abilities
  • Gain and expand a network of service-learning professionals, university staff and faculty, students, and community partners
  • Gain an opportunity to demonstrate leadership skill like collaboration, active listening and time management
  • Improve planning skills by developing and implementing reflection workshops
  • Explore the Greater Greensboro community and connect with exciting service opportunities