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

Seattle: Spring Break 05


View photos from Seattle

Nine Eckerd students and the Campus Ministries Intern set out to explore the northwest during their spring break to serve a community different from here. Arriving in Seattle, students took a day to venture around the city seeing key spots, like the Space Needle and Pikes Place Market. The following day students headed north to Anacortes where they took a ferry ride over to San Juan Island and the city of Friday Harbor.

Students immediately noticed the vast difference between a big city to a small country town. Students resided and worked at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, where various wildlife is taken in and cared for after an injury, etc. Students assisted the staff in spring cleaning, digging a barrier for a fawn pen fence, maintained cages, and painted a building in town for Wolf Hollow's new environmental education center.

Time away from work was spent exploring the island and its various landscapes and historic sites. To end the trip, the students enjoyed one last day in Seattle roaming the city to seeing everything from the Woodland Park Zoo to the Seattle Art Museum.

Students on the trip: Armand Atkinson, Pieternel Boer, Lauren Brown, Susan Haseltine, Rebecca Helm, Diana Mangone, Tracy Pringle, Ashley Shaw, and Guillaume Tollu.

Trip Leader: Kathryn Brown, Campus Ministries Intern

View photos from Seattle

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.