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3. How do I connect with partnering organizations?

You may want to start with an agency like Volunteer Match or Idealist who can point you in the direction of organizations in need of a service-learning partnership. There are also organizations in UAlbany with already-established partnerships that may be able to help you out or you may already have some links in the community that you would like to capitalize on. Before contacting an organization you should consider some of the following factors:

Once you have established contact you should make the process as transparent as possible for everyone involved. Some questions you might want to ask of the organization include the following:

After students have started working, get feedback from the organization about the process. You can do this in the following ways: