Reflective Service Learning (RSL) Sites

These are some recommended sites that work with Eckerd College students completing their RSL requirements through Quest for Meaning. You are welcome to choose your own RSL site.

Pinellas County Sites

Academy Prep
2301 22nd Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Contact: Gillian Barnes
Academy Prep is a private school for low-income children. They are very welcoming of EC students.

AIDS Partnership
6085 Park Blvd
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Contact: Dr. Kathleen Farrell
The AIDS Partnership does preventative education and support.

American Cancer Society
4801 86th Ave n
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Contact: Cassandra Monte
This agency works to educate the public on issues related to cancer. They need administrative support as well as help at health fairs and educational opportunities.

American Heart Association
9900 9th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Contact: Pamela Johnson
This agency works to educate the public on issues related to heart disease. They need administrative support as well as help at health fairs and educational opportunities.

818 4th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Contact: Carol Payne
American Red Cross also needs bilingual persons to help with translation at various places around the city.

Asian Neighborhood Family Center
1801 62nd Ave N.
St. Petersburg, FL 3372
Contact: Caroline Le
This agency helps recently resettled refugees and immigrants from Southeast Asia.

PO Box 860 
Wimauma, FL 33598
Contact: Rev. Ramiro Ros
Located on the other side of Tampa Bay (about 35 minutes away), this organization helps migrant farm workers. They need help with tutoring, serving food to needy families, assisting in the thrift shop and maintenance work. Spanish skills would be a plus.

1101 Country Club Way S
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Contact: Linda Seufert
Boyd Hill is a park run by the city of St. Petersburg. This site offers both educational and environmental opportunities for volunteers. Much of the work here is dirty and sweaty.

Boys and Girls Club (Southside site)
1011 22nd Street S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Contact: Dave Johnson
Boys and Girls Clubs reach out to at-risk kids to provide recreation opportunities, character development, education and mentoring. This after-school educational and recreational program is in a challenging part of the city. They need coaches, tutors, and computer-oriented volunteers.

PO Box 414
1101 1st Ave N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
Contact: Amy Harcap
CASA is the primary spouse abuse center in the city. They house battered women and their children. They also run a thrift store to help fund the center. Opportunities are available to work in most areas, including administration and education. They need both men and women volunteers.

St. Petersburg, FL 
Contact: Tracy Taylor
This organization develops, produces, and writes curriculum for innovative writing workshops and works with youth, teachers, and reintegrating adult populations such as combat veterans. Service opportunities include: administrative work, marketing, and design.

College Harbor Retirement Community
4600 54th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
College Harbor is a nursing home. Help is needed organizing arts and crafts, taking with residents, feeding residents and office work.

1114 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
This organization uses art to work with developmentally disabled adults.

Di's Imani
3462 5th Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Contact: Jeanie Blue
This organization helps people with AIDS. Most of the work is administrative. Clientele are typically struggling financially and emotionally as a result of their disease.

Florida Center for the Survivors of Torture
407 S. Arcturas Ave
Clearwater, FL 33765
Contact: Janet Blair
The Florida Center assists refugee families and other victims of political or cultural oppression.

55 5th Street S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
820.0100 X228
Contact: Lori Bergeest
This museum is devoted to educating the public about the Holocaust. Office help is most needed.

Friends of Strays
PO Box 11567
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Contact: Joyce Cole
This is a no-kill shelter devoted to stray animals.

Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
300 E. Bay Dr
Largo, FL 33774
Contact: Nina Smith
Hospice provides care for the very sick and dying. Volunteers are needed to help people who are sick with daily chores.

Lakeview Presbyterian Operation Attack
1310 22nd Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Contact: Todd Sutton or Patsy Ware
Operation Attack is organized to meet the needs of this challenging neighborhood.

Menorah Manor
255 59th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Contact: Rene Cosner
A primarily Jewish retirement home. Help is needed visiting and doing activities with residents.

Mustard Seed/West Care Florida
2929 1st Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
328.1990 X203
Contact: Susan Rinaldi
Mustard Seed helps folks with addictions from all walks of life. Volunteer opportunities vary, but include education, administration, maintenance, work with residents, and other duties.

Pinellas Association for Retarded Children (PARC)
3190 Tyrone Blvd N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Contact: Elliot Rakofsky
PARC works with developmentally disabled children and adults. Always a great place to volunteer. Help is needed playing with, teaching, doing crafts, and spending time with both children and adults.

Ronald McDonald House
401 7th Ave S
Contact: Lisa Fields
This organization supports families who have a member in the hospital.

Salvation Army
340 13th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
550.8080 X239
Contact: Maj. Georgia Henderson
The Salvation Army provides food and basic help to the homeless and very poor.

St. Petersburg Business Development Center
1045 16th Street S
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Contact: Dwight Reynolds
This organization tries to help people start their own small businesses. There is particular emphasis in building strong businesses in our African-American community.

863 3rd Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Contact: Gregg Rose
This organization helps the poor, hungry, and homeless with basic living materials and health care. Volunteers are needed in many areas. 

9099 130th Ave N
Largo, FL 33773
Contact: Jennifer Richards

42100 77th Street E.
Palmetto, FL 34221
Contact: Mandy Cunningham
This agency prepares dogs to assist the visually impaired. Volunteers are needed to play with the puppies and prepare them for their jobs.

18328 Gulf Blvd
Indian Shores, FL 34635
Contact: Susan Sakal
They work for the rehabilitation and hopeful release of seabirds. They need daily maintenance of the birds and facilities. There are a few opportunities for helping in the vet's office.

3000 Pinellas Bayway S.
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Contact: Lisa Shannon
Tampa Baywatch seeks to protect marine life in Tampa Bay. They do boater education and habitat restoration.

PO Box 5005
Bay Pines, FL 33744
Contact: Mike Coningham
The VA is a government organization that helps veterans. There are numerous unique opportunities for service.

2421 4th St S
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

City of Clearwater
Natalie Lamb
Environmental projects (can create a custom volunteer opportunity for groups of volunteers).

Tampa Sites

202 S 22nd St. #106
Tampa, FL 33605
Contact: Alayne Unterberger
FICS is an agency working with the Latino population in the bay area. Volunteers are needed to help with the children, farmworker, and HIV programs.

Centre for Women
Office work, events, clean-up.

Center for Girls
Contact: Gabrielle Perham, Director
Art projects, admin tasks, workshops

813.935.8552 Ext 296
Contact: Events/Volunteer Coordinator
Stingray education, events, recycling project

Volunteer caregivers

Must go through website.
Events, welcome center

Serving the homeless and those who are at risk for becoming homeless.

813.274.0900 or through website
Various service projects