Seminole State Volunteers

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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

Volunteering at Seminole State College

Serving the community is an important component of the student experience at Seminole State College. Students can find service opportunities at each of the Seminole State campuses. Events are organized both at a collegewide level and as campus-specific projects. Look at the schedules below to find events scheduled for your campus.

Seminole State Volunteers Directors 

Are you interested in organizing service events at Seminole State College? Do you have a passion for volunteer work? Do you want to develop your leadership skills while making a difference in your community?

Then apply to become a Seminole State Volunteers Director. We are always looking for dedicated individuals willing to develop themselves by helping out in the community.

If you're interested in being part of the group that organizes the events or if all you want to do is help out, download the application or contact the Seminole State Volunteers adviser, Beverly Sanchez, at 407.708.2650

Fall 2018 Directors 

Volunteer Fairs

Volunteer fairs are organized at each Seminole State campus at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Terms. The fairs represent a great opportunity for student to learn about different service opportunities across Seminole County and in Central Florida in general.

Service Days

During the Fall, Spring and Summer terms, the Office of Student Life sponsors Service Days designed to give students the opportunity to volunteer and serve while helping to build a sense of community at Seminole State. Service Days allow students a chance to network with their peers and with local and national service agencies. Students can find a schedule of all service events on the table below, and if they are interested in being part of the Volunteers Information Network, they can complete the Volunteers' Interest Form, located at the bottom of this page.

Blood Drives

Due to the constant need around the state for qualified blood donors, Seminole State College hosts several blood drives each semester. Below are dates for upcoming blood drives at Seminole State. Check this page for the latest dates, as well as up-to-date locations and times during which blood drives will take place.

Calendar of Service Events

Be sure to check back later for an updated list of events.

Fall 2018 DatesAgency/EventLocationTime(s)
Tues. Aug. 21stDonate with Oneblood. All donors will receive a FREE MOVIE TICKET, a well check-up including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening! To make an appointment to donate, please visit www.oneblood.org and use sponsor code #23856Sanford/Lake Mary campus Student Center Parking Lot 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Tues. Aug. 21st  

Welcome Week: A Slice of Community Volunteer Fair. The key to college success is community service. Come join Seminole State Volunteers and meet nonprofit agencies in the area. Find ways to give back and learn about important issues in the process.

Sanford/Lake Mary Student Center West Patio12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Tues. Sept. 18thDonate with Oneblood. All donors will receive a FREE MOVIE TICKET, a well check-up including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening! To make an appointment to donate, please visit www.oneblood.org and use sponsor code #23856Sanford/Lake Mary campus Student Center Parking Lot 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Sat. Sept. 22ndService Day @ G.R.O.W. Central Florida. Volunteers will be painting picnic tables and a hop scotch area for students to play during lunch at Idyllwilde Elementary school. G.R.O.W. Central Florida's mission is to make a positive difference in children's lives by increasing opportunities for healthy living.Transportation will be provided from the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Contact sanchezb@seminolestate.edu for more information.430 Vihlen Rd. Sanford, fL 32771 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Sat. Sept. 29thService Day with SERV. Volunteers will help plant shoreline vegetation to improve ecosystem function, habitat, and water quality at N. Horseshoe Lake. The Seminole Education, Restoration & Volunteer (SERV) Program's mission is to actively restore, preserve, and protect the waterways and natural areas of Seminole County through education and volunteer projects. Transportation will be provided from the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Contact sanchezb@seminolestate.edu for more information.2400 Streling Creek Pkwy, Oviedo, FL 327669:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 12thService Day @ Easterseals. Volunteers will be participating in arts and crafts activities with the clients at Easterseals. Easterseals provides opportunities for people of all ages with a range of disabilities to achieve their full potential. Transportation will be provided from the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Contact sanchezb@seminolestate.edu for more information.2010 Crosby Way, Winter Park, FL 327929:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Fri. Oct. 12th Service Day @ Bithlo After School Program. Volunteers will assist with activities such as sports, board games, arts and crafts, and homework assistance. The Bithlo After School Program is a great opportunity to interact with and serve as mentors to children in the Bithlo Community. Transportation will be provided from the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Contact sanchezb@seminolestate.edu for more information.18049 11th Ave Orlando, FL 328332:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
Sat. Oct. 13thService Day @ Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers in the ReStore will assist by organizing and processing donations that will be sold to the public to raise money for our home builds.Transportation will NOT be provided. Contact sanchezb@seminolestate.edu for more information.1100 Americana Blvd., Sanford, FL 3277310:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Sat. Oct. 20th Service Day @ Habitat for Humanity.  Volunteers will work on a construction site painting, landscaping, conducting window installation, caulking, laying sod, and putting the final touches on a home that will be going to a family in need. Transportation will be provided from the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Contact sanchezb@seminolestate.edu for more information.Location TBA8:00a.m. - 2:30p.m.
Tues. Oct. 23rd Donate with Oneblood. All donors will receive a FREE MOVIE TICKET, a well check-up including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening! To make an appointment to donate, please visit www.oneblood.org and use sponsor code #23856Sanford/Lake Mary campus Student Center Parking Lot9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Fri. Oct. 26thService Day @ Catholic Chairites.  Volunteers will help youth in the immigration and refugee program shop for FREE clothing sponsored by From Outside In. Catholic Charities services include housing and financial assistance, employment and training, language classes, adjustment of status, counseling, and other support. Transportation will be provided from the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Contact sanchezb@seminolestate.edu for more information.2600 N Orange Ave Orlando, FL 3280412:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Fri. Nov. 2ndRaiders Give Back @ United Cerebral Palsy Central Florida. Volunteers will participate in fall related arts and crafts projects with the students. UCP of Central Florida's mission is to empower children with and without disabilities to achieve their potential by providing individualized support, education and therapy in an inclusive environment.Transportation will be provided from the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Contact sanchezb@seminolestate.edu for more information.756 N. Sun Dr. Lake Mary, FL 3274612:30p.m. - 2:30p.m.
Fri. Nov. 2ndRaiders Give Back with Love Missions. Volunteers will pack kits to be delivered to at-risk individuals. Love Missions is dedicated to the abolishment of modern-day slavery through community awareness and education. Transportation will NOT be provided. Contact sanchezb@seminolestate.edu for more information.Sanford/Lake Mary Student Center Room 185
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Fri. Nov. 2ndRaiders Give Back @ Bithlo After School Program. Volunteers will assist with activities such as sports, board games, arts and crafts, and homework assistance. The Bithlo After School Program is a great opportunity to interact with and serve as mentors to children in the Bithlo Community. Transportation will be provided from the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Contact sanchezb@seminolestate.edu for more information.18409 11th Ave Orlando, FL 328332:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
Sat. Nov. 3rdRaiders Give Back @ United Against Poverty. Volunteers will assist in the Member Share Grocery Program with cleaning, stocking, and organizing. The missions of United Against Poverty is to serve those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and placement, personal empowerment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers.Transportation will be provided from the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Contact sanchezb@seminolestate.edu for more information.150 W. Michigan St. Orlando, FL 328069:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Sat. Nov. 3rd
Raiders Give Back with SERV. Volunteers will help plant shoreline vegetation to improve ecosystem function, habitat, and water quality at Grace Lake. The Seminole Education, Restoration & Volunteer (SERV) Program's mission is to actively restore, preserve, and protect the waterways and natural areas of Seminole County through education and volunteer projects. Transportation will be provided from the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Contact sanchezb@seminolestate.edu for more information.
Location TBA9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Tues. Nov. 6thDonate with Oneblood. All donors will receive a FREE MOVIE TICKET, a well check-up including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening! To make an appointment to donate, please visit www.oneblood.org and use sponsor code #23856Sanford/Lake Mary campus Student Center Parking Lot9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Dec. 4thDonate with Oneblood. All donors will receive a FREE MOVIE TICKET, a well check-up including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening! To make an appointment to donate, please visit www.oneblood.org and use sponsor code #23856Sanford/Lake Mary campus Student Center Parking Lot9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Need More Information?

If you would like more information about volunteering at Seminole State, just complete this information form or attend one of the volunteer interest meeting listed at the top of this page.

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Contact

Emmaruth Espinet
407.708.2611
Office: SC-270