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

The Office of Service-Learning

Embark on a journey of personal development through the coordination of service with your academic studies!

2014 spring break service trips2014 Service Trips
2013 spring break service trips2013 Service Trips (recap and photos)
2012 spring break service trips2012 Service Trips (recap and photos)
2011 spring break service trips
2011 Service Trips (recap and photos)
2010 spring break service trips
2010 Service Trips (recap and photos)
2009 spring break service trips
2009 Service Trips (recap and photos)

Incorporate service into self and community

Eckerd College requires students to participate in at least 40 hours of service work prior to graduation. The Office of Service-Learning aids in the facilitation of this requirement, and also gives students the opportunity to be innovators and create their own service-learning projects and activities.

We move beyond service at the emotional level and push students to think about how they can incorporate service to self and community in both their work and livelihood.

Partner with community agencies, faculty and campus groups

In addition to our link between academics and community, we provide students with opportunities to partner with community agencies in reciprocal service-learning, collaborate with faculty in an effort to integrate community service with academic coursework, and support campus groups by organizing service activities that relate to their work and mission.

Eckerd College students have engaged in incredible service work over the years. The following map highlights domestic and international service trips from previous years. Be sure to check out the photos!

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.