On Saturday, March 9, the bi-annual tradition of more than 200 Flagler College students, faculty, staff and alumni coming together for a community day of service will take place across St. Johns County. Many of the participating nonprofits hosting the volunteers are repeats, but the student-led group organizing the event said that there is still time to express interest in having volunteers come to your nonprofit.
In the past, services performed have ranged from helping in a local exotic animal rehabilitation center to assisting the elderly.
Flagler College Volunteers (FCV) has planned this event for four years and each year adds new nonprofits to the roster of participants to help. They emphasize it’s never too late to contact them and let them know your organization needs assistance.
FCV member and event co-organizer Hasani Malone said, “We typically partner with 15 nonprofits for RORU, some that we work with regularly and others that we may not get a chance to work with all the time.”
Interested organizations should reach out to the organization’s president, Lindsay Giliam at [email protected].
Organizations taking part in this year’s Reach Out include HAWKE, Alpha-Omega Miracle Home, Saint Johns Housing Project, Ayla’s Acres, St. Augustine Wild Reserve and SAFE Pet Rescue.
“Having that interaction with nonprofits helps students, faculty and staff step out of the bubble that is Flagler College and allows them to connect with those in the St. Augustine community while giving back and helping those who need it,” Malone said.
About Flagler College
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Flagler College is a private, nationally-ranked college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 33 majors, 39 minors, and a master’s degree in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as an off campus site in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a National Historic Landmark opened in 1888 by railroad pioneer and Standard Oil co-founder Henry M. Flagler. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.