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The Campus Volunteer

 Collection — Box: 1816
Identifier: MSS 2007-043

Scope and Contents

Topics covered include the creation of Florida's Office for Campus Volunteers, the "Let's get is together" State Conference 1990, student and intern profiles, and the Workship program at Palm Beach Atlantic College. Volume 1, issue 1 of The Campus Volunteer. The date is not given. Based on the content, this issue seems to be from December of 1990.


  • Created: December 1990

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research

Conditions Governing Use

To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

Florida's Office for Campus Volunteers was created in 1990 as a pilot project of the Legislature. Student leaders from across the state worked with Dr. Charles Reed (Chancellor for the State University System), with members of the Florida Association of Colleges and University presidents, national Campus Compact, and campus-based staff to create a proposal for a state-wide office for campus volunteerism that would serve all sixty nine institutions of Florida. The Florida Student Association, a statewide lobbying group for student issues, worked to garner support for the office across the state as a legislative priority. Legislators and college presidents were quite responsive to this initiative, and in September of 1990 the office began operating at the Florida State University Student Union. Staff included a Director, Associate Director, Administrative Assistant, and a student Program Assistant.

The stated goals of the office included: assess and promote the degree of student volunteerism throughout Florida's sixty nine colleges and universities by conducting a detailed survey; create awareness of and involvement in currently funded programs and combine efforts with existing agencies; provide technical assistance and funds to create or enhance campus based volunteer programs; establish and maintain a network between the community, student leaders and administrators; organize and assist in the planning of statewide conferences (recruiting, resources, training, forums, etc.) and other special events; provide a clearinghouse for information through publications, resource packets and presentations; recognize outstanding student volunteers in Florida's colleges and universities in the Spring of 1991.

The mission of Florida's Office for Campus Volunteers is to provide greater opportunities for students to engage in quality service programs. In the spirit of diversity and with thoughtful action, students can address Florida's greatest social needs through community service.


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Source of Acquisition

Florida's Office for Campus Volunteers

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Processing Information

Processed in 2007 by Ginger H. Williams.

The Campus Volunteer
Ginger H. Williams
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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