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Students packaging food in boxes to help St. Johns County families in need during Reach Out Raise Up volunteer event

Volunteer Projects

Good citizenship is all about supporting our community, and we do that by volunteering.

Flagler College Volunteers

Amazing things happen when we practice compassion. Just ask our Flagler College Volunteers (FCV) club.

FCV is a club full of heart, ready to jump into action to assist those in need. When the community needed help recovering from hurricanes, we were there to clear debris and help rebuild. When a local non-profit longed to paint the interior of its building but lacked the time to do it, our volunteers stepped up to the task. When a local homeless shelter sought extra help serving up meals, Flagler Saints happily volunteered their time.

“Service is one of the best ways to grow as a person, as a professional, as a student.” Paige Armstrong, former President of Flagler College Volunteers and 2018 graduate
Alumnus Paige Armstrong reflects on volunteering while a student on campus
“Service is one of the best ways to grow as a person, as a professional, as a student.” Paige Armstrong, former President of Flagler College Volunteers and 2018 graduate

FCV coordinates two large-scale programs:

Reach Out Raise Up Day of Service

Students, faculty, staff and alumni help nearly a dozen local organizations annually with projects, ranging from cleaning and landscaping to office organization and meal preparation. This one-day event gives students the opportunity to be introduced to a variety of local non-profit organizations so they can identify how to be of service during their time at Flagler. FCV partners with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, SAFE Animal Shelter, Home Again Saint Johns, St. Francis House, United Way and the Saint Augustine Center for Living.

Alternative Breaks

The mission of Alternative Breaks is to immerse students in different cultures, develop a heightened sense of social awareness, and to advocate lifelong social action through service on local, regional, national and international levels. Through best practices students are engaged in social issues that have a local impact. In the past, volunteers have traveled to:

  • Pastaza, Ecuador
  • Colorado
  • Eustice, Florida
  • Key West, Florida
  • Biloxi, Mississippi/ New Orleans, Louisiana

Contact Us

If you have any questions about clubs, organizations and volunteer service on campus, please reach out to Krissy Lombardo, Director of Student Activities.

klombardo@flagler.edu

Follow FCV

Flagler College Volunteers has a vibrant and engaging social media community. Follow them on Facebook.

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