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 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.
Spark Foundation

The mission of The Spark Foundation is to create a positive impact in the community by providing increased access to health and fitness education and opportunities. We achieve this through our races, outreach programs, and direct giving toward physical education.

Walton Art Center

As a non-profit organization, the revenues from their programming at Walton Arts Center and the Walmart AMP support learning and education programs that ensure that the arts remain an essential part of the lives of students, teachers and families in Northwest Arkansas. Through the generous support of their sponsors, most of their school programs are offered at low or no cost.

Beautiful lives Boutique

Beautiful Lives Boutique is a non-profit women’s fashion resale boutique to help abandoned and abused women and children locally and globally. The goal is to have friendly volunteers greeting women at the door, helping them shop through the store, helping them pick out outfits, and empowering her to confident just the way she is. If you don’t want to be the face of the store, no worries, we have plenty of other opportunities. One is the processing room. We are constantly receiving clothing donations and can use all the help we can get sorting through all of it. If you have an eye for what’s in style or just loving hanging out with people we would love to spend time getting to know you and making a difference in our neighborhood and across the world. 

Rockin' Baker

Rockin’ Baker is a European-inspired bakery on a social mission to enable self-sufficiency through on-the-job skills training, both trade and soft-skills. We are a non-profit organization who strives to enrich the lives of those with developmental or other life challenges and give them the tools to get on their feet

How to Get Involved Today!

 The Volunteer Action Center Board is accepting applications to the 2020-2021 board.

Apply to be a member of the Student Engagement team with the Volunteer Action Center Board!

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