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

Spring Break 2011

Volunteer at agencies that are assisting children in beautiful La Ceiba.
Cost-- $528

Puerto Rico
This group will work with an amazing environmental/sustainability organization in the jungle. Come practice your Spanish!
Cost-- $470

N. Ireland
This team will work with groups seeking reconciliation following a period of conflict known as "The Troubles"
Cost--approx. $710

Help out at a camp that seeks to rehabilitate children who live on the streets of Venezuela's largest cities.
Cost-- $680

Costa Rica
Interested in surfing? Come join this project, co-sponsored by the surf club, to help out at a preserve on the coast followed by some surfing. You do not need to know how to surf to participate.
Cost--approx $550

Immokalee, FL
This group will work with migrant workers and for migrant worker's rights here in Florida.
Cost-- $95

Ecuador #1
This group will work with an indigenous group in a section of the Amazonian jungle
Cost--approx. $616

Ecuador #2
This group will do yet-to-be-determined work but likely at an environmental center that also incorporates yoga practices into their community outreach.
Cost--approx. $616

New York City
Join Dean Annarelli as this group explores issues of urban poverty and helps out low-income people in this most amazing city.
Cost--approx. $408

Volunteer to fight poverty in both the city of Managua and also for a few days in a rural area.
Cost-- $610

Work with schoolchildren in a low-income area on the outskirts of Lima.
Cost-- $659

North Carolina #1
Come work on a sustainable organic farm seeking to serve the environment and local community.
Cost-- $150

North Carolina #2
Volunteer for and spend time hiking the beautiful Appalachian Trail. Get into nature!
Cost-- $150

Volunteer in this beautiful tropical paradise at an environmental NGO.
Cost-- $502

Florida Keys
Join the campus "Scuby Jew" group to do coral restoration in one of the most beautiful parts of our own state. You do not need to be scuba certified or Jewish to be a part of this team!
Cost--approx. $350

Dominican Republic
This group will assist an orphanage in the exotic DR.
Cost-- $550

New Orleans
The Big Easy still struggles post-Katrina. Come help this group working in the city's Lower 9th Ward.
Cost-- $205

St. John's, US Virgin Islands
Take advantage of the opportunity to volunteer at a prestigious and difficult-to-access preserve and scientific research center.
Cost-- $504

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.

Community Action Stops Abuse

Community Action Stops Abuse

It takes a whole community to stop domestic violence. CASA's vision is a community without domestic violence so that home is a safe place.

Edible Peach Patch Project

The Edible Peace Patch Project

The Edible Peace Patch Project is a not for profit organization whose mission is to eliminate poverty as a factor in educational success and diet-related health issues.

Tampa Bay Estuary Program

Tampa Bay Estuary Program

The mission of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program is to build partnerships to restore and protect Tampa Bay through implementation of a scientifically sound, community-based management plan.