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 our scheduled Action Days for the Spring 2016 semester by using the monthly tabs below.

Transportation for Action Days

Arkansas Tech University is not responsible for student transportation to service locations. However if students need help finding carpool options or service opportunities on or near campus, please contact Campus Life at 479.968.0276 or campuslife@atu.edu.

  •  September

    Agency: Pope County Senior Wellness Activity Center

    When: Thursday, September 9th

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

    Location: 1010 N Rochester Ave, Russellville, AR 72802

    Contact:
    Davis Gateley 
    dgateley@fccare.org
    479-968-5039

     

    Agency: ARVAC, Inc

    When: Thursday, September 15th

    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    What: Students will sort, organize, and pack food for distribution in the community.

    Location: 504 Union Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834

    Contact:
    Audra Butler
    outreach@popelibrary.org
    479-968-4368 

     

    Agency: Arkansas Tech University

    Event: Constitution Day

    When: Friday, September 16th

    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    What:  Help promote the Constitution by leading the celebration of Constitution Day! To participate, contact Dr. Rogers (Witherspoon 257, mrogers6@atu.edu) or Dr. Pearson (Witherspoon 258, jpearson9@atu.edu) by September 1.

    Location: On Campus or Elementary Schools, will need to connect with Dr. Rogers or Dr. Pearson.

    Contact:
    Dr. Rogers
    mrogers6@atu.edu
    479-968-0447

     

    Agency: Pope County Library

    When: Saturday, September 17th

    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    What: Work clothes. Students will be helping the Pop County Library with painting and organizing storage unit.

    Location: 117 E. 3rd Street, Russellville, AR 72802

    Contact:
    Tammy Montjoy
    outreach@popelibrary.org
    479-968-4368


    Agency: River Valley Assisted Living

    When: Tuesday, September 20th

    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    What: Students get the opportunity to socialize, create crafts, and play games with the residents at River Valley Assisted Living.

    Location: 1909 E Fairway Blvd., Russellville, AR

    Contact:
    Crystal Harmon
    rnurse@rivervalleyalf.net
    479-567-5578

     

    Agency: Lake Dardanelle State Park

    Event: National Public Lands Day

    When: Saturday, September 24th

    Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    What:  Lake Dardanelle State Park will be hosting its annual National Public Lands Day Cleanup event. Students will be doing cleanup throughout the park and community. They should wear clothes that can get dirty, closed toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray. Supplies will be provided for students to pick up litter.

    Location: 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802

    Contact:
    Megan Ayres
    megan.ayres@arkansas.gov
    479-890-7479
     

    Agency: Equestrian Zone

    When: Friday, September 30th

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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. Please park at the barn, not the house.

    Location: 4800 South Frankfort, Russellville, AR 72802

    Contact:
    Ariel Finkenbinder
    equestrianzone@suddenlink.com
    479-970-9379

  •  October

    Agency: Main Street Russellville, Inc

    Event: Great Arkansas Clean Up

    When: Saturday, October 1

    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    What: Dress to paint the fence at the Train Depot from Arkansas Avenue to El Paso in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of the Historic Train Station.

    Location: 320 West C Street, Russellville, AR 72802

    Contact:
    Betsy McGuire
    msrsvl@centurytel.net
    479-967-1437

     

    Agency: River Valley Assisted Living

    When: Tuesday, October 4th

    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    What: Students get the opportunity to socialize, create crafts, and play games with the residents at River Valley Assisted Living.

    Location: 1909 E Fairway Blvd., Russellville, AR

    Contact:
    Crystal Harmon
    rnurse@rivervalleyalf.net
    479-567-5578

     

    Agency: Pope County Senior Wellness Activity Center

    When: Thursday, October 6th

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

    Location: 1010 N Rochester Ave, Russellville, AR 72802

    Contact:
    Davis Gateley
    dgateley@fccare.org
    479-968-5039

     

    Agency: ARVAC, Inc

    When: Wednesday, October 12th

    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    What: Students will sort, organize, and pack food for distribution in the community.

    Location: 504 Union Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834

    Contact:
    Audra Butler
    outreach@popelibrary.org
    479-968-4368 

     

    Agency: Equestrian Zone

    When: Friday, October 14th

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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. Please park at the barn, not the house.

    Location: 4800 South Frankfort, Russellville, AR 72802

    Contact:
    Ariel Finkenbinder
    equestrianzone@suddenlink.com
    479-970-9379

     

    Agency: Pope County Library

    When: October 16th - November 1

    Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    What: Students will be building, running, tearing down, and acting in the Haunted House. Work clothing.

    Location: 116 E. 3rd Street, Russellville, AR 72802

    Contact:
    Tammy Montjoy
    outreach@popelibrary.org
    479-968-4368

     

    Agency: Campus Life

    Event: Play Unified

    When: Thursday, October 27th

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    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 Tower

    Contact:
    Kara Johnson, Coordinator of Leadership and Service
    kjohnson40@atu.edu
    479-968-0280

  •  November

    Agency: River Valley Assisted Living

    When: Tuesday, November 1st

    Time: 2:00-4:00pm

    What: Students get the opportunity to socialize, create crafts, and play games with the residents at River Valley Assisted Living.

    Location: 1909 E. Fairway Blvd., Russellville, AR 72802

    Contact:
    Crystal Harmon
    rnurse@rivervalleyalf.net
    479-567-5578

     

    Agency: Equestrian Zone

    When: Friday, November 4th

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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. Please park at the barn, not the house.

    Location: 4800 South Frankfort, Russellville, AR 72802

    Contact:
    Ariel Finkenbinder
    equestrianzone@suddenlink.com
    479-970-9379

     

    Agency: Pope County Senior Wellness Activity Center

    When: Thursday, November 10th

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

    Location: 1010 N. Rochester Ave, Russellville, AR 72802

    Contact:
    Davis Gateley
    dgateley@fccare.org
    479-968-5039

     

    Agency: Campus Life

    Event: Green and Gold Give Back

    When: Thursday, November 12th

    Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    What: A day of multiple service projects in the Arkansas Tech Community. Clothing appropriate for weather conditions and working outside is suitable. Service opportunities will be announced during the Fall 2016 semester.

    Location: Meet at Doc Bryan           

    Contact:
    Kara Johnson, Coordinator of Leadership and Service
    kjohnson40@atu.edu
    479-968-0280

     

    Agency: ARVAC, Inc

    When: Thursday, November 17th

    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    What: Students will sort, organize, and pack food for distribution in the community.

    Location: 504 Union Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834

    Contact:
    Audra Butler
    outreach@popelibrary.org
    479-968-4368 

     

    Agency: Pope County Library

    Event: International Games Day

    When: Saturday, November 19th

    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    What: Casual Attire. Students will help with games and activities for the event.

    Location: 116 E. 3rd Street, Russellville, AR 72802

    Contact:
    Tammy Montjoy
    outreach@popelibrary.org
    479-968-4368