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Ronald Porter
Acting Director of Service Learning

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Service Learning

Service Learning

Helpful Links

Below are some links that we think you might find helpful.

Center for Career Planning and Applied Learning
Provides information on Eckerd's Career Resources, international education, internships and service learning opportunities.

Florida Campus Compact

The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership
IPSL is a site that have programs that integrate study abroad and service learning

Volunteer Florida
Volunteer Florida deals with issues facing Florida and has programs students can get involved in.

AmeriCorps is like Peace Corps only it is in America and the obligation to serve is only one year.

idealist.org is interested in college students and their engagement in service.

Many Opportunities to Serve

With over 100 non-profit agencies in the Tampa Bay area, there are a plethora of ways for you to get out and get active in your community. You can work directly with the people/issues that an organization serves and or you can provide behind-the-scenes support for a non-profit agency. Be sure to check out the Volunteer Agency Directory for ways to contact these agencies.

Listed below are some of the skill areas or social issues with which you can work:

  • Administration & Office work
  • Animal Care/Animal rights
  • The Arts
  • Disability services
  • Drug prevention
  • Education
  • Elderly
  • Environmental Action
  • Hunger and Homeless
  • International service
  • Marine life preservation
  • Marketing
  • Medical Care
  • Migrant farming/labor
  • Political activism
  • Racial reconciliation
  • Religious organizations
  • Voter registration drives
  • Women’s Care
  • Youth Programs

Notes from the Field

Servant Leaders blog
Service-Learning Interns blog
The service-learning student interns are increasing service involvement at Eckerd, becoming successful service leaders and helping students create a community around the values and challenges of servant-leadership.

Service Learning Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Read individual profiles of how involvement with Eckerd Service Learning changed the lives of current students and alumni.  Learn more.