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.
Arkansas Tech University is committed to providing an educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community. The Office of Civic Engagement is just as committed to that mission. As a result of participation, students will:
- Develop their own identities and backgrounds
- Develop and expand their understanding of and capacity for active participation in a community
- Experience the personal benefits of forming reciprocal relationships in one's community
- Develop their capacity for empathy, learning to relate to and appreciate people different from themselves
- Connect and apply knowledge from their civic engagement experiences back to their areas of study, using these experiences to comprehend, analyze, and /or challenge theories and frameworks
Transportation for Service Opportunities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 opportunities below.
CASA of the 5th Judicial District
Contact: Genney Baker, 479-880-1195, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Contact: Sam Taylor, 479-967-3370, email@example.com
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.
Leadership & Service
Alternative Spring Break
$100 Solution Project