Service Initiatives


Be Social





Logging Service Hours

$100 Solution Project

Service Excellence Award


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:


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 

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,

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, 479-967-3370,

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