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.
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 join the Seminole State Volunteers Leadership Team. 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, contact the Seminole State Volunteers Leadership Team adviser at your campus:
Service fairs are organized at each Seminole State campus at the beginning of the Fall Term. The fairs represent a great opportunity for student to learn about different service opportunities across Seminole County and in Central Florida in general.
Volunteer Interest Meetings will be held at each campus at the beginning of each month during the Fall and Spring terms. The purpose of these meetings is to provide students with a schedule of events to which they can come and get firsthand information regarding service events. At these meetings, students can also bring up ideas regarding new service projects for which they would like to volunteer. Come back and visit this page later on for updated information regarding dates and times, or join the Volunteers Information Network by completing the Volunteers' Interest Form located at the bottom of this page.
During the Fall and Spring 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.
Throughout the year, Seminole State Student Life sponsors theme months and events during which Seminole State students are encouraged to support a worthy national or local cause or agency. Some example themes include clothing drives, food drives, AIDS and breast cancer awareness drives, and so on. Students interested in getting information about these or any other volunteer events can complete the Volunteers' Interest Form, located at the bottom of this page.
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.
Be sure to check back later for an updated list of events.
|Feb. 13||Service Day @ the Conductive Education Center in Orlando - Join us and help conduct classroom activities for children with motor disabilities. For more information, or to sign up, call 407-971-5033 or e-mail Pamela Duran.||Oviedo||Orlando, FL||8 a.m.- noon|
|Feb. 26||Service Day With "Clean The World" - Building edible school gardens with 6th grade students from STEM classes. IMPORTANT: must sign up at least a week in advance per OCPS Policy. For more information about signing up call 407-404-6143 or e-mail Saskia Fanord||Altamonte Springs||Meadowbrook Middle School.
600 north Ln Orlando FL 32808
|9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m|
|Feb. 27||Service Day @ the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Casselberry - Join us and learn how Habitat for Humanity helps our community. Help organize supplies and items donated to raise funds to help this important agency. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Ivis Rodriguez||Sanford/Lake Mary||345 Semoran Blvd,
Casselberry, FL 32730
|10 a.m.- 3 p.m.|
|Feb. 27||Service Day @ the Habitat for Humanity Build Site in Longwood - Join us and help prepare a site that will later be use to build a home for a needy family. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Ivis Rodriguez||Sanford/Lake Mary||301 North Oak St., Longwood||8 a.m.- 3 p.m.|
|Mar. 2||Service Day: Read Across America Book Drive & Service Project - Join SSVolunteers and the SSC Civic Scholars and promote literacy in our community. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2611 or e-mail Julia-Beth Brown||Collegewide||Sanford, FL||9 a.m.- noon|
|Mar. 5||Service Day: American Lung Association "Fight For Air Climb" - Join SSVolunteers and take part in this great event to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. Find out more about how to take care of your lungs. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Rosi Zacarias||Sanford/Lake Mary||Bank Of America Center, Orlando, FL||6:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.|
|Mar. 5||Service Day SERV: Invasive Species Removal Project - Join SSVolunteers for this educational environmental project where you will learn the issues our state has with invasive/non-native species. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Rosmery Nerey-Rodriguez||Sanford/Lake Mary||Spring Hammock Preserve||9 a.m.- 11 a.m.|
|Mar. 12||Service Day @ Harvest Time International: Join us and help our community by attending this event. You are needed to help sort and pack donations like personal care items into boxes for the needy. You can help hundreds of people by participating in this single project! Children, families and single adults who go without basic necessities need our help. Not special sorting and packing skills are required. Just bring a smile and desire to make a difference. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2611 or e-mail Tatiana Easley.||Sanford/Lake Mary||Sanford, FL||9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m|
|Mar. 19||Service Day @ the Hope Community Center in Apopka - Join SSVolunteers and the SSC Civic Scholars and learn about the service the Hope Community Center provides to our inmigrant population. Help inmigrant workers and their families prepare for their U.S. Citizenship exam. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2611 or e-mail Rosmery Nerey-Rodriguez||Collegewide||Apopka, FL||8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.|
|Mar. 19||Service Day @ The Second Harvest Food Bank - Join us and help sort food and relief materiasl. Find out about the many services the Second Harvest Food Bank provides to the Central Florida community. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Hector Urbina||Sanford/Lake Mary||Orlando, FL||8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.|
|Mar. 19||Service Day With Seminole Education and Restoration Volunteer (SERV) Program - Invasive Species Removal Project - Join SSVolunteers as we will be pulling and bagging "Coral Ardisia", an invasive plant at Oviedo with the help of SERV, you will have the opportunity to help preserve our ecosystem and also explore the Oviedo wilderness. Be ready to get your shoes wet! and bring gloves. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Balaji Chandrasekar||Oviedo, FL||Oviedo, FL||9 a.m.-11 p.m.|
|Mar. 19||Service Day @ The Sharing Center - Sort donations at our thrift store while learning about the services The Sharing Center provides to our community. For more information, please call 407-708-2678 or email Cate Kandle.||Sanford/Lake Mary||600 North US Highway 17-92 in Longwood, 32750||9 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|Mar. 25||Raiders Give Back: Harvest Time International - Join SSVolunteers help us sort relief materials. Find out the work Harvest Time International does in our community. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Balaji Chandrasekar||Sanford/Lake Mary||Sanford, FL||10 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|Mar. 25||Raiders Give Back: Mental Health Association of Central Florida - Join SSVolunteers learn more about mental health by spending time with courageous and special individuals dealing with mental health issues. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Saskia Fanord.||Altamonte Springs||155 S. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL||1 p.m.-2 p.m.|
|Mar. 26||Raiders Give Back Volunteering For Matthew's Hope: Join us and earn more about physical and emotional disabilities. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2611 or e-mail Cate Kandle.||Sanford/Lake Mary||Orlando, FL||8 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|Mar. 26||Raiders Give Back Volunteering For the Hope Center - Join us and learn about the many contributions the migrant community provides to our local economy. Come and spend a day working and getting to know a part of our community that is often miss understood. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Ivis Rodriguez||Sanford/Lake Mary||1016 N. Park Avenue
Apopka, FL 32712
|8 a.m.- 4 p.m.|
|Mar. 26||Raiders Give Back-Sort and Awe With Hands On Orlando: Help victims of disasters by sorting blankets, towels, clothing and other household items. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Rosmery Nerey-Rodriguez||Sanford/Lake Mary||Sanford, FL||9:00 a.m.-Noon|
|Mar. 27||Raiders Give Back Volunteering For Pet Pals @ Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando:You are needed to give shelter cats and dogs some tender loving care.
Our goal is to make animals more adoptable by making them happier and more sociable. As volunteers, we will walk dogs, play with cats and dogs, clean pens and cages and refill bowls with fresh water and food. No skills are required. Just bring your smile and desire to make a difference. In just three hours, you will help give cats and dogs a better chance of find loving homes. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2611 or e-mail Tatiana Easley.
|Sanford/Lake Mary||Sanford, FL||9 a.m.- noon|
|Apr. 2||Service Day @ A Gift for Teaching - Join SSVolunteers and learn what the Foundation for Seminole County Public Schoolsdoes to help with education. We will sorting donations and helping out at the free store. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Julia-Beth Brown.||Sanford/Lake Mary||1780 West Airport Blvd., Sanford, FL 32771||9 a.m.- noon|
|Apr. 9||Community Garden and Toxic Tour Event with the Farmworkers Association: Join the Seminole State Volunteers and the SSC Civic Scholars working in a community garden as well as going on a toxic tour where you will be able to learn about environmental injustice and how it affects populations in the local community. For more information, please call 407-708-2678 or email Cate Kandle.||Collegewide||Apopka, FL||9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.|
|Apr. 16||Service Day @ AIDS Walk in Orlando - Join SSVolunteers and the SSC Civic Scholars and help promote awareness of AIDS and HIV by participating as a volunteer in the Annual AIDS walk Orlando event with Orlando Hope and Help. Assist with Event set up, registration, breaking down for the event and other associated volunteer tasks. Each volunteer needs to register to volunteer individually at http://www.aidswalkorlando.org/volunteers.php
For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2611 or e-mail Tatiana Austin-Easly
|Sanford/Lake Mary||Lake Eola, Orlando, FL||8:300 a.m.-12:30 p.m.|
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.