Fall 2019 Volunteer Opportunities: Applications Open Now

Come volunteer with the Volunteer Action Center and make an impact in your community!
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Come volunteer with the Volunteer Action Center and make an impact in your community!

The Volunteer Action Center has several leadership/service roles along with semester-long volunteer opportunities to fill this fall! Click the links to find more information about each project. Applications are all available on HogSync.

Dream B.I.G. Believing in Girls mentor applications are now open! If you've ever wanted to be a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, this is a great way to start, in our Dream BIG mentoring program. Click here for the Dream B.I.G. application! Applications for Dream B.I.G. will close Sept. 12.

Jane B. Gearhart Campus Food Pantry:  Weekly Pantry Volunteer applications are now open! This is an ON-CAMPUS volunteer opportunity! Our campus pantry has several ways to volunteer, weekly pantry volunteers, food delivery through our Express Program, garden volunteers, Cooking Matters, and our Campus Mini-pantries! Click here for the Food Pantry application! Applications for fall 2019 Pantry Volunteers close Aug. 29.

Razorback Food Recovery: Recovery Team Leaders and Recovery Volunteer applications are now open! If you care about sustainability, reducing food waste, and getting food to folks in need in the community, this is a great way to volunteer. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Shifts and locations are assigned first-come first-serve. Fall recovery begins Sept. 9.

Student Engagement Team: Two volunteer opportunities this fall!

  • Make a Difference Day Project Leaders: This is a great entry-level volunteer opportunity for our fall day of service! Click here for the Project Leader application!
  • The Pilot Program matches a Pilot Leader with a local agency to provide leadership and guidance for their volunteer program.  Want to be a Volunteer Coordinator one day? This is your opportunity! Click here for the Pilot Leader application!

Sage McCoy, food programs coordinator
Center for Community Engagement
479-575-4365, vac@uark.edu


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