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Of course, you are also welcome not to.

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Service-Learning:  How to get started


Making that first phone call—a suggested “script”


Hi.  May I speak with ______________________?


What is this regarding?


I’m a student at Santa Monica College and I am interested in volunteering at your organization.




Hello.  This is so and so.


Hi.  My name is __________________ and I’m a student at Santa Monica College.  I’m enrolled in a Sociology class called “Social Problems” and part of the class involves me volunteering with a community agency.


My instructor selected your agency because he believes it is appropriate for our class.


I am interested in your organization and would like to meet with you about conducting my service hours with your agency.


Would it be possible to meet with you this week to discuss this?