Quick Contact

Ronald Porter
Acting Director of Service-Learning

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

porterrk@eckerd.edu

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

Service-Learning

Service Learning

Current Service-Learning Destinations

To challenge students to embark on a journey of development through the coordination of service to the college, to the Church, and to the community. Service Learning is to serve as the principal coordinating office working with students in support of volunteer and service related activities and to foster and enhance the commitment to service by Eckerd students.

To work with community agencies in order to deliver volunteer services to them and to coordinate the match between student volunteers and agencies.

To work with faculty in support of service, illustrating the powerful connection between theory and practice by integrating community service with academic coursework.

To support Eckerd's campus groups by providing support to help them reach their vision of community involvement.

Reflective Service-Learning Portfolio

Triton Track

Calls for Participation

Academy Prep

Volunteer with Academy Prep

Academy Prep is a unique private middle school program serving 5th through 8th grade students in a low-income area. Students must qualify for need-based scholarships to attend and must have a desire to succeed in a rigorous academic environment. Academy Prep works with students to prepare them for higher education, maintaining relationships with graduates through high school, college, and into their adult lives.

YMCA Reads

Volunteer Mentors Needed

YMCA Reads! is an after-school reading assistance and mentoring program providing opportunities for at-risk and low-income children in kindergarten through third grade to develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school.

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.