Seminole State Volunteers

Volunteer at Seminole State
"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 Leadership Team

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

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

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.

Service Days

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.

Theme Months/Events

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.

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 2016
Dates
Agency/EventLocationTime(s)
Mon. Sept. 12 Volunteer Interest Meeting C-110A 12:30 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 17 Environmental Awareness Project: SERV Environmental Clean Up @ Lake Monroe
Join us and learn about the negative impact of pollution on our environment while taking part on the “Clean Lake Monroe” project. Transportation will be provided, but you must sign up to attend. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Cate Kandle.
Sanford, FL 8:30 a.m.
Sat. Sept. 24 Human Rights/Immigration Project: Hope CommUnity Center US Citizen Workshop and Tutoring Day
Join us and learn more about immigration issues by helping migrant workers study for the US Citizen exam. Transportation will be provided, but you must sign up to attend. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Hector Urbina
Apopka, FL 5:30 a.m.
Tue. Sept. 27 Education Project: Harbor House After School Program
Join us and learn about education issues while helping tutor young children. Due to the college holding Convocation Day on this date, we will not be able to provide transportation to this service event. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Caleb Hylton.
Sanford, FL 2 p.m.
Mon. Oct. 3 Volunteer Interest Meeting C-110A 12:30 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 8 Homelessness Awareness Project: Matthew’s Hope Ministries. Join us and and learn about issues regarding poverty and homelessness.. Transportation will be provided, but you must sign up to attend. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Bailey Replogle. Orlando, FL 8:30 a.m.
Sat. Oct. 15 Environmental Project: The Sharing Center Community Garden.
Join us and help take care of the community garden at the Sharing Center. Transportation will be provided, but you must sign up to attend. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Cate Kandle.
Longwood, FL 8:30 a.m.
Wed. Oct. 19 Civic/Political Advocacy Project: Harbor House of Florida Purple Door Domestic Violence Awareness
Join us and support Harbor House by attending this fundraising event directed to celebrating the donors that help Harbor House fulfill their important mission. Transportation will be provided, but you must sign up to attend. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Rosie Zacarias.
Orlando, FL 5:30 a.m.
Sun. Oct. 23 Elderly Issues Awareness Project: Meals on Wheels' Lend a Hand to an Elderly Person Project.
Join us as we help out some of the members of our ealderly community by doing yard work and other light housekeeping chores. Transportation will be provided, but you must sign up to attend. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Austin Ludlow.
  8 a.m.
Fri. Oct. 28 Social Justice Week: Environmental Injustice Service Event: this event will be coordinated the Farmworkers Association and will involve both, and education and service component, as well as a toxic tour of some of the most poluted landmarks in the state of Florida. FREE TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED FROM THE ALTAMONTE SPRINGS AND SANFORD/LAKE MARY CAMPUSES. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Lashae Copeland. Apopka, FL 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 30 Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Project: Straight Street Orlando
Join us and help us feed the homeless. Learn more about issues of hunger and homelessness. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Caleb Hylton.
Orlando, FL 5:30 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 4 RAIDERS GIVE BACK: Serving at the Veterans Administration Hospital. Join us and learn about the services provided by the VA hospital. Meet and interact with patients. TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED, but you must sign up to attend. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Alex Areopagita. Orlando, FL 9 a.m.
Fri. Nov. 4 RAIDERS GIVE BACK: Serving at the Harbor House: Play Date With Children of Victims of Domestic Violence. Join us and bring some joy and fun to children who have been the victims of domestic violence. TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED, but you must sign up to attend. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Rosie Zacarias. Orlando, FL 2:30 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 5 RAIDERS GIVE BACK: Second Harvest Food Bank. Attend this event and learn about the issues of hunger and homelessness that affect our community. TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED, but you must sign up to attend. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Kristina Santana-Viera. Orlando, FL 8 a.m.
Sat. Nov. 5 RAIDERS GIVE BACK: Clean The World Project. Attend this event and help the victims of Hurricane Matthew by helping process hygienic materials to be shipped to affected areas. TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED, but you must sign up to attend. 407.708.2678 or e-mail Caleb Hylton. Orlando, FL 8:30 a.m.
Mon. Nov. 7 Volunteer Interest Meeting C-110A 12:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 2 Service Day @ The Boys and Girls' Club of Central Florida. Attend this event and help facilitate a field day for the kids. Learn about the services provided by this organization.TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED, but you must sign up to attend. 407.708.2678 or e-mail Amanda Rodriguez. Sanford, FL 3:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 3 Service Day @ Helping Hands. Attend this event and help sort out food items and clothing for homeless people Central Florida. TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED, but you must sign up to attend. 407.708.2678 or e-mail Matthew Ashley. Orlando, FL 9:00 a.m.
Spring 2017 DatesAgency/EventLocationTime(s)
Mon. Jan. 30 Volunteer Interest Meeting C-110A 12:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 25 Environmental Awareness Project: SERV Environmental Clean Up @ Lake Monroe
Join us and learn about the negative impact of pollution on our environment. Transportation will be provided, but you must sign up to attend. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail garciam@seminolestate.edu.
Sanford, FL 8:30 a.m.

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