Meaningful Service Toolkit
The Meaningful Service Toolkit is an ever-changing compendium of resources collected in collaboration with peers, colleagues, students, community members, faculty, and staff. The resources in this toolkit, grouped thematically, are available to all campus partners, constituents, and community members. The purpose of the toolkit is to further the engagement of the Vanderbilt community in meaningful ways. The resources found in this toolkit serve as catalysts for further educating, inspiring, and strengthening the techniques of facilitating humble and meaningful service, locally and globally.
The resources found in this section will help students, faculty, and staff learn how to lead reflection, strengthen their reflection facilitation skills, and provide unique ways in which reflection can be facilitated in a multitude of environments. Reflection is one of the most important practices of engaged citizenship.
Diversity and Inclusion in Service Resources
The following resources can help faculty, staff, and students expand their cultural competencies in a way that encourages more conscious and meaningful service. OACS believes that service to one another is only meaningful when each party is aware of their privileges and identities. These resources seek to further the understanding of identity and privilege in order to better serve one another.
Social Identity and Responding to Triggers:
The resources in this section offer an introduction to service-learning in our community. These resources provide ideas on how to engage students in service-learning, resources for facilitating meaningful service, and indicators of how effective service manifests itself on college campuses. OACS hopes these resources serve as a catalyst for a more engaged campus.
The resources in this section serve to educate faculty, staff, and students engaging in meaningful service on an international scope. OACS seeks to deconstruct the concept and consequences of “voluntourism” and facilitate meaningful service that honors and affirms international cultures and peoples.