The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is an international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement. The IARSLCE was launched in 2005 and incorporated in 2007.

Our Mission: To promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system.

There are a number of ways that graduate students can get connected with IARSLCE.

Graduate student involvement opportunities:

    • GSN listserve - The GSN listserv provides a forum for the discussion of issues concerning graduate students of the service-learning and community engagement community. We encourage you to use it to communicate and share resources with other graduate students interested in research on community engagement, service-learning, and related topics. GSN discussions can evolve around methodological approaches, best practices, dissertation and thesis writing, announcing fellowships, graduate assistantships, and professional positions, grants supporting graduate student research and professional development, publishing inquiries, curriculum requests, class assignments, the institutionalization of service-learning, and general advice and guidance for the field.

      The GSN listserv of IARSLCE is open to any graduate student who expresses interest in the field. Membership of the GSN listserv is open to both members and non-members of IARSLCE in order to expand the network and increase access to resources, input, and feedback among graduate students in the field.

      Please e-mail Emily Bowling (Emily.Bowling at if you would like to be added to the listserv. Please include your name, e-mail, graduate program, and institution. If you would like to read the policies regarding the listerv, please click here.

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  • Editorial Fellows- The Proceedings is co-created and produced by a group of Editorial Fellows – members of the Graduate Student Network (GSN) of IARSLCE – as part of the GSN’s leadership in advancing and supporting research and as a professional development opportunity for graduate student scholars. The Editorial Fellows work together for much of the year to create the vision and to execute the task of producing the Proceedings. They are an international group of graduate students who coordinate across time zones and international datelines with the help of online technology, including Skype, Adobe Connect, Dropbox, Wordle, Doodle, and Wikispaces.
    • watch the IARSLCE website for the 2013 Editorial Fellows call for applications.

    • If you would like to learn more about the Editorial Fellows please email Kathleen Edwards (keedwar2 at

  • any committee of IARSLCE - Any member of IARSLCE is welcomed to join one of the Association's committees. Visit the IARSLCE committee page to learn about each committee and to find contact information for the committee chairs.