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


In order to fulfill the Reflective Service-Learning requirement, students must complete an academic RSL experience. This could be a RSL designated course, Winter Term, or independent study. To locate RSL courses, used the specialized search function of the course schedule.

The following courses are offered for the fall 2014 semester:

  • Family Communication, CM 324
  • Writing in the Garden, CO 201
  • Intro to Environmental Studies, ES 172
  • Global Environmental Change, ES 317
  • Self-Discovery, Service, Success, FD 125
  • Literature & Human Rights, LI 231H
  • Principles of Management & Leadership, MN 110S
  • Organizational Behavior & Leadership, MN 371
  • Psychology of Child & Adolescence, PS 202
  • Bible, Gender & Sexual Politics, RE 206H
  • Spanish: Written Expression, SP 207

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.