800 participants contributed 3,000 hours of service.
During Rollins’ annual day of service, SPARC Day (Service, Passion, Action, Rollins College), which took place on Saturday, August 24, students, faculty, and staff contributed roughly 3,000 hours of service to positively impact the local community.
In total, 34 RCC classes comprised of 37 RCC faculty members and 570 first-year and transfer students volunteered for 29 separate community partners from across Central Florida. It is estimated that 700 of the 800 volunteers each contributed 4 hours of service and 100 or so contributed 2 hours each.
The value of a volunteer dollar in Florida is worth $18.85, according to a 2011 study by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Thus, Rollins’ one-day impact on the community can be valued at $56,550. And all of the day’s activities were fully funded by the SunTrust Foundation.
Check out the Orlando Sentinel story on SPARC Day 2013 for complete coverage of the day’s activities.