Quick Contact

Ronald Porter
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

Environmental Service

One of Eckerd's principle values is the environment. To learn about this value students participate in a variety of environmental service-learning projects. These projects include habitat restoration, beach cleanups, organic farming, and recycling. Whether the task is improving Florida State Parks, planting rows of cauliflower at Sweetwater Organic Farm, or participating in the Recycling Program, individuals gain a unique, hands-on perspective of their natural environment. If you would like to learn more about our environmental service-learning programs or participate in upcoming events, please contact Service-Leaning.

Bay Point Elementary school butterfly garden planting

Bay Point Elementary school butterfly garden planting

Bay Point Elementary school butterfly garden planting.

The Edible Peace Patch Garden

The Edible Peace Patch Garden from Kelly Schiller on Vimeo.

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.