The scheme was launched in September 2002 to promote voluntary service for the benefit of the community. The scheme is open to all United College students and assessment is on a yearly basis:
Voluntary service in existing programmes organized by the College is included in the Scheme, such as social services undertaken by the United College Rotaract Club; United College Leadership Training Society and Service Learning Internship Programme.
The College Service Learning Programme Internship Programme (SLIP) is usually held during winter and summer holidays. It is designed for students who have a desire to serve others, and are interested in building relationship with the poor and the underprivileged community at the non-profit organizations in Asia. This is a great opportunity for students to integrate their classroom learning with real life experience through service.