Quick Contact

Ronald Porter
Acting 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

Spring Break 2010

Honduras - Learn More
Volunteer at agencies that are assisting children in beautiful La Ceiba.

Puerto Rico - Learn More
This group will work with an environmental/sustainability organization in the jungle. Come practice your Spanish!

Belfast, Northern Ireland - Learn More
This team will work with groups seeking reconciliation following a period of conflict known as "The Troubles"

Eastern Kentucky/Appalachia - Learn More
Travel to the Appalachian region of Kentucky to work in one of the poorest parts of the US.

Morocco - Learn More
Spend the week in Africa working for Islamic-based NGOs.

Trinidad - Learn More
Travel to the Caribbean to volunteer for a yet-to-be determined project!

Immokalee, FL - Learn More
This group will work with migrant workers and for migrant worker's rights here in Florida.

Nicaragua - Learn More
Volunteer to fight poverty in both the city of Managua and also for a few days in a rural area.

Peru - Learn More
Join Prof. Olivier Debure & Erik Siegel up in the Andes working with schoolchildren.

San Francisco - Learn More
Do service and learn about Buddhism at the Zen Center in beautiful, hippy-dippy San Francisco.

Costa Rica - Learn More
Volunteer at a skateboard park designed to get at-risk kids and teens off the street. This project may be construction-oriented.

Washington, DC - Learn More
Tackle issues of AIDS and the city in our nation's capital.

Panama - Learn More
Prof. Nancy Janus leads this group to work at the largest orphanage in the country and see the great canal in the "Crossroads of the Americas".

Guatemala - Learn More
Volunteer at a non-profit organic farm in the beautiful countryside of Guatemala.

Argentina - Learn More
Go way south to South America to work with kids in poverty and doing after school intentional art projects with them.

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.