SERVICE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
It can meet our deepest human needs for food and shelter, relationship and connection, meaning and dignity
GOOD INTENTIONS AREN’T ENOUGH
We only create lasting change with others, not for them
FULFILL THE PROMISE OF SERVICE
Prepare your volunteers to partner effectively with those they serve using Serve Smart’s comprehensive training solutions
“Serve Smart provides our volunteers with essential tools as they prepare for their international volunteer experience. The materials are incredibly engaging and informative, they empower our volunteers to maximize their effectiveness in-country.”
“Very inspiring and insightful, not to mention EFFECTIVE! I highly recommend this training for pushing through your boundaries and limits to make a difference in service.”
“The shift in focus from serving to partnering is a powerful one that I could see had impact.”
“This training helped me to think about serving as a partner with the communities that I serve rather than as a provider.”
Serve Smart develops self-paced, online courses and facilitation materials that train participants to serve with humility, vulnerability and empathy. It’s perfect for service learning and volunteer programs that place participants domestically or abroad.
Each lesson combines lecture, storytelling, creative visuals and interactive exercises to keep learners engaged.
✓ Serve effectively through partnership, not charity
✓ Acknowledge and navigate cultural differences
✓ Think critically about their role and goals for service
✓ Engage in deep listening and relationship building
The complete course includes 6 modules containing an introductory video, reflection questions, facilitation manual, and resource bank.
How do we turn good intentions into positive results?
How can we reduce interpersonal barriers?
What roles and identities shape us?
How can we know our partners through listening?
How do we build trust in the communities we serve?
How do we journey towards higher impact service?