senior citizens center

Action Days

Every month in the Fall and Spring semester, Arkansas Tech features multiple service opportunties for students. Students will give back to the community, learn from their experiences, and leave a positive impact on the Russellville community.

Check out ways Arkansas Tech is connecting to the community this month with our featured Action Days for Fall 2015.

  • September

    Agency: Pope County Senior Wellness Activity Center

     When: September 2nd at 4pm-6pm

     What: Students will work with the senior citizens on how to use the commercial exercise equipment.

     Location: 101 S Rochester Ave, Russellville, AR 72801, USA

     Contact: Davis Gateley,

                    gateleyd@fccare.org

                    479-968-5039

     

    Agency: City of Russellville

    When: September 12th 9am-10:30am

    What: Clean up litter, do small beautification projects, and make our recreation areas safer and cleaner. Litter pickup along the shoreline. Event is co-sponsored by Keep Arkansas Beautiful.  Comfortable attire is suggested, due to the work being outside.  Gloves, trash bags, and other supplies will be provided.

    Location: Pleasant View Park, Russellville, AR 72802, USA

    Contact: Tracey Cline-Pew

                   Tcline-pew@rsvlar.org

                   479-968-2098

     

    Agency: Pope County Library County Fair Booth (Raffle)

    When: September 15th -19th 6-8 p.m.

    What:  Library needs help selling raffle tickets at the fair.

    Location: 500 S Knoxville, Russellville, AR 72801

    Contact: Tammy Montjoy

                   outreach@popelibrary.org

                   479-968-4368

     

     

    Agency: Arkansas Wildlife Federation Habitat Improvement

    When: September 26th all day, anytime from 9 a.m.to 6p.m.

    What: Bring work clothes and get connected to the wilderness. This action day consist of habitat improvement for wildlife in the Natural State.  Volunteers can camp out in wilderness (optional), or you can go and participate for a day.

    Location: Bearcat Hollow, Ozark National Forest, Mount Pleasant, AR 72650, USA

    Contact: Wayne Shewmake

                    wshewmake@gmail.com

                    479-229-2298

  • October

    Agency: Pope County Senior Wellness Activity Center Technology Class

    When: October 2nd at 4pm-6pm

    What: Students will teach senior citizens how to use smart phones, tablets, and new technology.

    Location: 101 S Rochester Ave, Russellville, AR 72801, USA

    Contact: Davis Gateley,

                    gateleyd@fccare.org

                    479-968-5039

     

    Agency: Play Unified Special Olympics

    When: October 7th at 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

    What: Play Unified brings individuals with and without developmental disabilities together on the same team. This event is inspired by a simple principle: playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.  There will be flag football, kickball, and many other games available to play.

    Location: Hindsman Bell Tower Lawn, Arkansas Tech University

    Contact: Camie Powell

                    501-771-0222

                    Camie@specialolympicsarkansas.com

     

    Agency: Habitat for Humanity “Buy a Board”

    When: October 13th at 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

    What: Students will join Habitat for Humanity outside of home improvement stores and aid them in asking individuals to donate funds to buy a board. These boards would eventually be used to build a home. Casual clothes will be fine for this event.

    Location: Meet at Doc Bryan Rotunda at 2pm.

    Contact: Deborah Belcher

                   479-477-0070

                   president@hfhpca.org

     

    Agency: Pope County Senior Wellness Activity Center

    When: October 19 from 4pm-6pm

    What: Students will work with the senior citizens on how to use the commercial exercise equipment.

    Location: 101 S Rochester Ave, Russellville, AR 72801, USA

    Contact: Davis Gateley,

                    gateleyd@fccare.org

                   479-968-5039

     

    Agency: Pope County Library “Haunted House”

    When: October 24th 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and October 25th -31st 6-10 p.m.

    What:  The dress is outdoor casual. Students will be helping to build and run a haunted house.

    Location: Russellville Public Library 116 E. 3rd Street

    Contact: Tammy Montjoy

                   outreach@popelibrary.org

                   479-968-4368

     

  • November

    Agency: Pope County Senior Wellness Activity Center

    When: November 5th from 4pm-6pm

    What: Students will work with the senior citizens on how to use the commercial exercise equipment.

    Location: 101 S Rochester Ave, Russellville, AR 72801, USA

    Contact: Davis Gateley,

                    gateleyd@fccare.org

                    479-968-5039

     

    Agency: Equestrian Zone Action Day

    When: November 12th from pm 2-7pm

    What: Students will be working on a large number of outdoor projects ranging from clearing brush to helping build a sensory trail, constructing/installing stations, painting, etc. Dress appropriate for the weather and working outside.

    Location: 4800 S Frankfort Ave, Russellville, AR 72802, USA

    Contact: Ariel Finkenfinder

                   equestrianzone@suddenlink.com

                    479-970-9379

     

    Event: Green and Gold Give Back

    When: November 14th from 9am-2pm

    What: A day of multiple service projects in the Arkansas Tech Community.  Clothing appropriate for weather conditions and working outside is suitable. Equestrian Zone: Clean-up and repairs on facilities, construction of a sensory trail. Habitat for Humanity: Neighborhood clean ups, yard work, painting, planting. Other service opportunities for the day will be announced during the Fall 2015 semester.

    Location: Arkansas Tech University, 1605 North Coliseum Drive, Russellville, AR 72801, United States Doc Bryan Building

    Contact: Emily Bradley

                   ebradley8@atu.edu

                   479-968-0280

     

    Agency: Pope County Library

    When: November 18th 3-6 p.m.

    What:  The dress is comfy casual. Students will be helping the Pope County Library with program maintenance.

    Location: 500 S Knoxville, Russellville, AR 72801

    Contact: Tammy Montjoy

                   outreach@popelibrary.org

                   479-968-4368