Quick Contact

Ronald Porter
Acting Director of Service-Learning

Eckerd College
Office of Service-Learning
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711


toll-free: (800) 456-9009
local: (727) 864-7512


Service Learning

Community Plunge: 2006

Community Plunge, like Into the Streets, is a chance for Eckerd Students to volunteer for a half-day of service. This year, some of the EC Service Clubs such as Amnesty International, EC Homeless Outreach, EC Circle K, Best Buddies, Earth Society, and EC Pride have chosen sites to introduce students to the service work and organizations they are involved with on a regular basis. This year sites included the Beacon House (a homeless shelter), PARC (an non-profit that works with the developmental disabled), Boyd Hill Nature Trail, and Creative Clay (a non-profit art studio that is open to ALL members of St. Pete). Even though Community Plunge started early students still were able to get out of bed, get involved in their St. Pete community, and have fun!

Community Plunge

Community Plunge

Community Plunge

Reflective Service-Learning Portfolio

Triton Track

Current Calls to Action

Edible Peace Patch Project
Looking for something fun to do this summer? The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteers for their summer camps! The camps will take place in Brandon, FL, June 21-27, and in Apopka, FL, July 12-18.
Interested? Contact Paula Orandash for more info at (727) 577-1700.
AIDS Walk Tampa Bay 2014
What are you and your friends doing to change the course of HIV in the Tampa Bay Region? By walking, donating or volunteering this year, you will help to provide much needed resouces to the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas (ASAP).
The 12th annual AIDS Walk Tampa Bay will be held at Vinoy Park in Downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 6th. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

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.