The purpose of this paper is to survey, organize, and evaluate extant research on service‐learning to provide guidance to both educators and researchers. Because little has been written about service‐learning in academic accounting, the research cited comes primarily from other disciplines. Our literature survey is divided into two sections: (1) student outcomes related to intellectual skills, and (2) student personal outcomes. After surveying the literature, we synthesize the results to offer guidance for educators interested in using service‐learning and make suggestions for how accounting researchers could contribute to the literature regarding the student outcomes of service‐learning. In addition, to illustrate our recommendations for educators, we provide examples of desired outcomes and assessment criteria for several accounting service‐learning projects.

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