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Student Engagement

 Student Engagement is one of the five student-led signature programs that make up the Volunteer Action Center. The team serves as a ‘door’ between University of Arkansas students and the Northwest Arkansas Community. Through their various programs, listed below, they seek to create a stronger and more holistic community.

Get Your 10

Get Your 10 is a membership program developed to encourage students to preform acts of community service throughout an academic year. By reaching 10 service hours you’ll become a VAC member. Last year the VAC had over 140,000 hours logged by UA students!

Freshman Outreach Program

Join us for our monthly “Try-it” filed trips to complete service projects! It’s a great way to meet other freshman while giving back to the community at the same time! If you are interested in participating in the program or have any questions email vacfr@uark.edu!

Find Your Impact

Join us for an orientation session that invites agencies to come to campus and speak with students to share their mission and how to get involved. This is a great opportunity for expanding your knowledge on the spotlighted agency! For more information and sign up times, contact vacvol@uark.edu.

Make A Difference Day

Join us as a Project Leader or general volunteer on one of the largest days of service in the state of Arkansas! This campus-wide day of service takes place every October as we partner with local agencies from all over the region to develop and fulfill service projects. From farm clean-ups to stocking shelves at the food pantry or even serving a full shift at the animal shelter – MADD has something for every volunteer.

Check GivePulse each fall for dates and volunteer opportunities or email vacsec@uark.edu to find out how you can get involved. 

Pilot Program

Become a semester long “Pilot Leader” with an agency! Work closely with a NWA agency to further the relationship with the UA Campus and recruit, trainand lead volunteers. The Pilot Program will place 2 student Pilot Leaders at each of our 3 partner agencies. Students will serve their partner agency by creating volunteer management techniques, best practices, and much more! Email vacse@uark.edu for more information.

How to Get Involved Today!

 Pilot Leaders will oversee the volunteer outreach for University of Arkansas students.

Apply to be a Pilot Leader for our New Pilot Program with the Volunteer Action Center!

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