Engaged learning Requirements - required (100 hours)
Engaged Learning hours are required for all social work majors and highly recommended for social work minors as it helps prepare students for the profession through developing relationships, establishing key contacts in the field, learning new skills/knowledge, and preparing for the internship and graduate studies.
All students need to complete 100 services hours prior to entering SWK 305, 306, 357. All of this information has been discussed with each student at the admissions meeting as well as provided in writing.
Please check in on the NEIU Social Work Blog, the NEIU Social Work Facebook page, or with program faculty and staff for current opportunities that fulfill this requirement. Suggested places for volunteer work include but are not limited to: research projects with your professor and/or advisor; NASW, CSWE, United Way of Greater Chicago, Chicago Food Bank, Onebrick.org, ChicagoCares.org, Salvation Army, Deborah's Place, Casa Central, B.U.I.L.D, Casa Norte, and Streetwise.
All students must keep a log of their volunteer work. Download your volunteer log form here. Use this form along with a letter from a supervisor at your volunteer agency to document the completion of your hours.
Should you have any questions, please contact your advisor.