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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

Serv-a-palooza 2005


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SERV-A-PALOOZA was a week of college-sponsored service activities. It began with a volunteer opportunity to Boyd Hill led by the Knox House Service Dorm and ended with a dance in which all proceeds were donated to charity. In between there was a speaker on Global Service and the AIDS pandemic in Africa, a school wide service opportunity, and a party to celebrate service. The highlight of SERV-A-PALOOZA came during the Festival of Hope, a festival that allows seniors to showcase how they served the community during Fall Semester. It was an opportunity for all the students to come together, listen to some live music, and learn more about service.

At the end of the week there was a service event also called SERV-A-PALOOZA. This opportunity to do community service was meant to be one last volunteering "hoorah" for all the seniors. However, the event was open to all students to participate. Even some staff members came out to do some service, such as Casey Paquet in the Communications Office.

Overall it was an exciting week. Participation in all the events was high, especially considering SERV-A-PALOOZA was held late in the semester. Hopefully it will be a tradition that will be carried on into the upcoming years.

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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

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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.