University of Arkansas Students
The Volunteer Action Center consists of 45 dedicated students who make up the VAC board. Because the VAC board functions similarly to a nonprofit organization's board of directors, board members learn valuable skills such as volunteer recruitment, program coordination, fundraising and leadership. Each year, the VAC provides meaningful service opportunities through events and ongoing projects that engage the university and Northwest Arkansas communities. Collectively, VAC board members participate in more than 5120 hours of service each year with an economic impact of $120,627.
The VAC has 5 signature programs here on campus for students to volunteer with. Please refer to the program's GivePulse page for more information, as the application process is different for each program.
We work with over 300 NWA community agencies who are always seeking volunteers. You can browse through Subgroups (below), Agencies (below), or the "Get Involved" tab on the top right-hand of the screen. Tip: To find a particular type of opportunity, use the "Get Involved" feature by searching interests (ex. veteran, healthcare, animals, etc).
VAC Signature Programs
Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry
Razorback Food Recovery
Dream B.I.G. (Believing in Girls)
Student Engagement (Make a Difference Day, Hogs United Games, Get Your 10)
Create A New Group or Agency
If your agency or group is not on GivePulse, you can submit one here
Affiliate with the University of Arkansas VAC by clicking here. This will allow students to see your volunteer opportunities, internships, and events.
University Organizations, Departments, and Offices
If you have an established GivePulse page for your registered student organizations, university department, and any other campus partner, please become a "subgroup". You can do that here
Learn more about the affiliate process here