How to Get Connected

Getting connected with the local Burlington community is important and fulfilling work. We make these connections easy through service events held in and out of classes as well as acting as a networker for Champlain affiliates. We also encourage students to think about service work in their capstone projects either for campus or for the community.

Our aim is to understand the challenges of peak oil, global climate change, and natural resource depletion. More importantly, we want to work to create the solutions to those problems.
Jim Ellefson, Professor; Poet-in-Residence

Did you know?

Champlain College offers several service learning courses each semester with awesome community partnerships. Look for ‘SL’ when scheduling classes! Many 1-credit courses have a service component, too.

Get Involved in Service & Learning

  • Champlain's 2023 Ecoreps group photo on campus
    Become an Eco-Rep!

    Eco-Reps are peer educators within college residence halls and across campus who model environmentally responsible living behaviors and conduct education and outreach to fellow residents.

    Trained and coordinated by the Sustainability Coordinator, Eco-Reps connect with appropriate campus personnel and resources to work toward ecologically mindful practices on campus.  Eco-Rep activities are generally focused within the residential areas of campus, but can spill out into broader campus issues when most applicable.

  • Climate Solutions

    Want to take action? Our partners at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium provide sustainability policy alert and action opportunities so you can take action now!

  • Jobs & Internships

    Looking for sustainability-related work on or off campus? Subscribe to the Office of Sustainability’s newsletter for individual postings. Also, be sure to visit our Career Collaborative team and their website!

  • The Buzz on Learning

    Get up-close and personal with the Champlain Apiary, located next to the Metz Studio Barn, behind Perry Hall. Learn about the magnificent world of bees and pollinators, and their crucial role in the environment. Your visit isn’t complete until you’ve tried some delicious honey, produced and packaged right here on campus!