Service Initiatives

Students are connected with service agencies throughout the community to aid in their services. Monthly service drives and action days are held throughout the year to help students engage with the Russellville community.

Upcoming Community Connections

To stay connected to current happenings in community service opportunities, check out our the Campus Life calendar on the link here

Continual Volunteer Opportunities:

Many Community Partners offer continual volunteer opportunities for students. These agencies offer great hands-on experience, while giving back to the community on a consistent basis. If you are interested in volunteering weekly or monthly, see the list of opportunites below.

  • CASA of the 5th Judicial District
    Contact: Genney Baker


    Location: 100 West Main Street
                      Russellville AR 72801

    Volunteer Role/Responsibilities: Provide advocacy for abused and neglected children in the foster care system through volunteer service. Must be 21 years old. Must be able to make a minimum of a one year commitment. Must complete 30 hours of training and 6 hours of court observation. Must be able to pass background checks.

  • ARVAC Food Inc.
    Contact: Audra Butler
                   479-229-4861: ext. 0
    Location: 504 Union Street
                      Dardanelle, AR 72834

                      ARVAC Corporate Office

                      613 N 5th Street
                      Dardanelle, AR 72834
                      (Located directly behind the Food bank)

    Volunteer Role/Responsibilities: Volunteers will help fill large bags of food for distribution to low income Arkansans and seniors. Volunteers may also prepare loads of food to be distributed to local food banks, churches, and organization to be distributed to individuals as needed. Volunteers may also assist in monthly distributions in our 9 county service area.

    Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 am; we will be happy to work around students schedules. Groups welcome!

  • First Tee
    Contact: Sam Taylor
    Location: 1505 S. Oswego Ave.
                      Russellville, AR 72802

    Volunteer Role/Responsibilities: This program is a youth based program that teaches youth the First Tee nine core values (Respect, Responsibility, Courtesy, Honesty, Sportsmanship, Judgment, Confidence, Perseverance, Integrity) and essential life skills through the game of golf.

    We meet every Tuesday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 pm at the Russellville Country Club. First Tee is looking for volunteers who enjoy working with kids and can be a positive influence on our participants. Volunteers don’t have to have golf experiences but having basic knowledge is a plus