Seminole State Volunteers

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

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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, Mauricio Garcia, at 407.708.2678

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.

Spring 2017 DatesAgency/EventLocationTime(s)
Mon. Jan. 16 MLK Day of Service Event: Volunteering at the Orlando Rescue Mission
Join us commemorate the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King and volunteer to work with infants and children experiencing homelessness by coordinating sports activities, board games, puzzles, arts and crafts etc. as a way to keep children active and engaged on their day off from school. 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.
Mon. Jan. 16 MLK Day of Service Event: Participate in the Sanford MLK Parade.
Join us and represent SSC at this celebration for one of the most influential figures in our nation's history. For more information, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail garciam@seminolestate.edu
Fort Mellon Park, Sanford FL 9 a.m.
Fri. Jan. 27 Service Event @ Easter Seals. Join us and help those who are disable by playing activities with them. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.971.5033 or e-mail deshners@seminolestate.edu, make sure to put "Easter Seals" in the subject line. Easter Seals
2012 Mizell Ave.,
Winter Park FL, 32792
9 a.m.
Sat. Jan. 28 Service Event @ The Zora Festival. Join us and learn more about one of the most famous writers in american literature. Volunteers will take part in the festival by helping out run the event and afterwards they can stay and enjoy the day. Transportation will be provided, but you must sign up to attend and COMPLETE THE ZORA FESTIVAL PAPERWORK. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail garciam@seminolestate.edu Eatonville, FL 7 a.m.
Mon. Jan. 30 Volunteer Interest Meeting C-110A 12:30 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 17 Environmental Awareness Project: SERV Removal of Invasive Species. Join us and help remove invasive species that harm our environment. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.971.5033 or e-mail deshners@seminolestate.edu, make sure to put "SERV" in the subject line. TBA 9 a.m.
Sat. Feb. 18 Environmental Awareness Project: SERV Environmental Clean Up @ Cassel Creek. 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.
Sat. Mar. 4 Service Event at Children's Hope Society of central Florida. Join us and learn more about the role the Children's Hope Society plays in helping children who have been neglected. Help clean up the childrens playground. PLEASE NOTE THAT TRANSPORTATION WILL NOT BE PROVIDED FOR THIS EVENT. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Beverly Velazquez at BEVERLYV@live.seminolestate.edu

Children’s Home Society of Florida 395 Piney Ridge Road, Casselberry, FL 32707

7:30 a.m. - Noon
Fri. Mar. 17 Service Event at A Gift for Teaching. Join us and learn about the work "A Gift for Teaching" does around Central Florida. Volunteers will be unpacking pallets and sorting donations to the organization. Transportation will be provided, but you must sign up to attend. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or Max Emanuel at RAVINBOB@live.seminolestate.edu

A Gift for Teaching Seminole

1780 West Airport Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771

8:30 a.m. - Noon
Fri. Mar. 17 Tour of Orange County Jail. Join us for this great learning opportunity where you will learn about the population that the orange county jail serves (statistics on inmates), while getting a tour of the women and men facilities as well as a chance to witness the day to day operations of an orange county corrections facility. In addition, students will learn about opportunities to volunteer with inmates. Transportation will be provided, but you must sign up to attend. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or Bailey Replogle at shorty13@live.seminolestate.edu

Orange County Jail

3723 Vision Blvd, Orlando, Fl, 32839

10 a.m. - 12:30pm
Sat. Mar. 18 Service Event at the Rescue Outreach Mission in Sanford. Join us and learn about the important work the Outreach Mission is Sanford does to deal with the problem of homelessness and poverty in 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 Michelle Maloney at MMALONEY@live.seminolestate.edu

Rescue Outreach Mission Sanford 1701 W 13th St, Sanford, FL 32771

6 a.m. - Noon
Fri. Mar. 24 Service Event @ the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.Volunteers will be stationed in different areas of the shelter including the men's shelter, daycare facility, donation banking/sorting, computer lab, and OPS desk where they will be able to interact with and learn about the homeless community and shelter staff. 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 Gianna Carrasco at gcarrasco@live.seminolestate.edu

Coalition for Homeless of Central Florida

639 W Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

7:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 24 Service Event @ Clean The World. Volunteers will learn about issues regarding health around the world while helping sort out soap and other cleaning products. 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 Caleb Hylton at hylton23@live.seminolestate.edu

Clean The World

400A Pittman St. Orlando, FL 32801

8:30 a.m.
Sat. Mar. 25 Service Event at the HOPE CommUnity Center. Join us for this service learnign project where you will work in a field picking crops as well as cleaning up leftover harvest. In addition, students will learn about the challenges of immigration in the U.S. as well as hear from individuals experiencing those challenges. 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 Beverly Velazquez at BEVERLYV@live.seminolestate.edu

HOPE CommUnity Center

801 S. Hawthorne Avenue, Apopka, FL

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 31 Raiders Give Back: Volunteering @ Love Missions. A 30-minute short film will be shown on human trafficking. We will then hand out awareness fliers in downtown Sanford. We will be packing bags that will be given to victims of human trafficking. Educational pamphlets from the Blue Campaign (under US Department of Homeland Security) will be given for the volunteers to keep. 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 Gianna Carrasco at gcarrasco@live.seminolestate.edu

Love Missions

105 West 2nd Street,

Sanford, Fl 32771

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 31 Raiders Give Back: Volunteering @ Orlando Pet Alliance. Join us and share your love for animals while learning how the Orlando Pet Alliance promotes responsible pet ownership. Spend time playing with the animals and taking care of them. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.708.2678 or e-mail Monica Martinez at strength@live.seminolestate.edu

Orlando Pet Alliance

2800 County Home Rd, Sanford, FL, 32773

9 a.m.
Fri. Mar. 31 Raiders Give Back: Volunteering @ House of Hope. Transportation will be provided, but you must sign up to attend. 

Altgamonte Springs Campus

1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 31 Raiders Give Back: Volunteering @ the Sanford Boys and Girls Club. Join us and learn about the role the Boys and Girls Club play in helping our children. Volunteers will take part and help coordinate after school activities. 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 Michelle Maloney at MMALONEY@live.seminolestate.edu

Sanford Boys and Girls Club

919 S Persimmon Ave, Sanford, FL 32771.

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 1 Raiders Give Back: Volunteering @ Harvest Time International. Join us and learn more about the work Harvest Time International does around Seminole County and the world combating the issue of hunger. 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 Caleb Hylton at hylton23@live.seminolestate.edu

Harvest Time International

225 Kennel Rd, Sanford, FL 32771

9 a.m. - Noon
Sat. Apr. 1 Raiders Give Back: Volunteering @ Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Join us and learn more about the work Habitat for Humanity does around Seminole County and how they fund their operations. 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 Beverly Velazquez at BEVERLYV@live.seminolestate.edu

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

1100 Americana Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 1 Raiders Give Back: "Save A Life Pet Rescue". Join us and help by working with animlas that need to be adopted. For more information, or to sign up, call 407.971.5033 or e-mail deshners@seminolestate.edu, make sure to put "Raiders Give Back" in the subject line. Oviedo Park Crossing
1115 Vidina Pl.
Oviedo, FL 32765
12:30 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 7 Service Event at the Central Florida Zoo. Join us for this beautification project while learning more about the services the Cntral Florida Zoo provides. 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 Monica Martinez at strength@live.seminolestate.edu

Sanford Campus

8:30 a.m.
Fri. Apr. 14 Service Event at the Farm Workers Association. Join us and help develop a community garden, and learn more about the devastating impact pesticides and other chemicals have on our environment by taking part on a "Toxic Tour" of Apopka. 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 Monica Martinez at strength@live.seminolestate.edu

Farm Workers Association

1264 Apopka Blvd, Apopka. FL 32703

8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 14 Service Event at the Beta Center. Join us and learn about the important work the Beta Center does to help young pregnant mothers. Transportation will be provided, but you must sign up to attend by doing the following: complete the BETA CENTER BACKGROUND CHECK FORM (you will have to create an account in order to do so. Follow the instructions), and e-mail Michelle Maloney at MMALONEY@live.seminolestate.edu

BETA Center

4680 Lake Underhill Rd, Orlando, FL 32807

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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