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

Jamaica: Spring Break 07

Jamaica

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Wha’gwaan!! Eleven students, Caitlin Aguero, Becky Barkdoll, Erin Karl, Zack Link, Kr MacDonald, Molly McKay, Devin Pedone, Shannon Ruby, Melanie Schmitt, Natalie Viteri, and Zach Wingrad, traveled to Montego Bay for nine days of service on Jamrock. A Peace Corps Volunteer and Eckerd Alumni, Matt Flege, hosted our week in a small rural town outside of Montego Bay called Over River. There we stayed with the Troupe Family, who graciously introduced us to the Jamaican culture with traditional meals, such as ackee and salt fish and chicken foot soup. We participated in several service projects, including two beach clean ups, renovating a community school, cleaning the St. Joseph’s Revival Restoration Centre, and volunteering at Food For the Poor, a local community charity organization. On non-work days we bonded on the warm beaches of the shores, sailed, and hiked up the Dunn’s River Falls. Our experience exposed us to a new culture and opened out eyes to the importance of international service.

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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

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.