What is the Civic Engagement and Service Office?

The Civic Engagement and Service (CES) office at Santa Fe College makes local and global citizenship integral to professional development by providing community service, leadership, advocacy, and educational opportunities to students, faculty and staff. Each semester, CES sponsors volunteer and job expos, service-learning projects, alternative breaks, and campus activities to make civic engagement and service activities accessible to students. Stop by the CES office today to learn about volunteer opportunities for you or your group!

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Fall in Love with Service!

Welcome back, Saints! Fall semester is full of opportunities to get involved in our community such as the upcoming Democracy Fair and Volunteer Fair! Explore local volunteer agencies with the Volunteer Agency Directory and check out the events and service opportunities listed in the link below.

To find out more, visit the Civic Engagement and Service Office in S-134, call (352) 381-3660, or email CES coordinator Sarah Blanc. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates throughout the month!

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Upcoming Events

Presidential Debate Recaps

The 2016 Presidential Debates and Vice Presidential Debate have been scheduled for September 26, October 4, October 9, and October 19. On September 27, October 5, and October 10, CES will host interactive debate recaps in Room S-29. On October 19, CES and The Democracy Commitment at Santa Fe College will host a live screening of the final presidential debate. September 27 is also National Voter Registration Day, and voter registration will be available at all of these events!

National Voter Registration Day

Tues., Sept. 27
On National Voter Registration Day, SF students can register to vote no matter where they are going to class! We will have voter registration available at the Andrews Center, the Blount Center, the Davis Center, the Kirkpatrick Center, the Perry Center, the Watson Center, and the Northwest campus on Tuesday, September 27! There are only 20 days left to register to vote in November!

Times Talks

Times Talks are open conversations about important and controversial issues in the news, and are part of Santa Fe's efforts to promote greater civic engagement on campus. They are an opportunity for students, faculty members, and other members of the college community to sit as equals and exchange views on important issues in a casual, informal, and civil environment. Times Talks are moderated each time by a different volunteer faculty or student facilitator. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to participate in the sort of vigorous and engaging discussion of important issues that is needed in a democracy.

Upcoming dates:

  • Oct. 12
  • Oct. 26
  • Nov. 9


The Salvation Army Volunteer Opportunity

Sept. 21 - Sept. 30
We would love to have some people/person to hang clothing, move furniture and help set up a newly renovated Family (thrift) Store between Sept. 21st - Sept. 30th every day except Sunday From 8:30am - 5:00pm. If you can help please come by and ask for Major Lynda Delaney or call contact her at 770-871-9335.

Lubee Bat Conservancy Volunteers Needed: 12th Annual Florida Bat Festival

Sat., Oct. 22
Lubee Bat Conservancy is currently in need of 40 volunteers from 8:30am - 12:30pm and 40 volunteers from 11:30pm - 4:00pm on Saturday October 22nd for the 12th Annual Florida Bat Festival. It is an environmentally themed, family friendly festival.

We need people to help with: parking, greeting guests, monitoring bouncy houses in the kids zone, overseeing games and crafts, helping with counting guests as they arrive, administering surveys and we need 2 - 4 people who are capable of doing face painting with kids (If this is you please let us know asap). There are always a few other things that pop up as well. Please email Anthony Mason at Batfest@lubee.org to sign up your group or as an individual or if you have any other questions.